• notsosmartguy

    Great review :-) this was the best one for me despite its problems. It had a pretty decent plot, better human characters, less army scenes, and the smaller transformer cast helped me remember them. The bad things are I didn’t like the transforming effect for galvatron and friends it seemed lazy. And the dinobots weren’t in the movie for that long. It was also way to long and things like the dinobots should’ve been explained better. 7/10 for me they renewed my interest in the franchise.

  • ClaraTheGalvatron

    I’ve only seen the first one. Does anyone think it is worth seeking out and watching the rest?

    • notsosmartguy

      I only recommend giving them a shot if you liked the first one. If you ask me Revenge of the Fallen avoid Dark of the Moon you might like and the new one Age of Extinction have low expectations and you’ll be fine.

  • Deus Ex Machina

    I absolutely agree with everything you said, but I think it was the best movie of the series. It fixed a lot of the issues I had with the last two issues by (as you pointed out) limiting the Autobot cast so that each one could be explored just that little bit more, just as it was in the first film. I liked the new villains a lot more. Megatron was cool, but his mindless lust for power and world domination was getting a little old. Now we get villains with more layers and proper motivations. I was a little sceptical on having one of the major villains be a human, but it worked great. It was much easier to sympathise (for lack of a better word) with Attinger than it ever was with Megatron because he’s just another hard working human being trying to do a job, even if his mindset is a little twisted. I was also sceptical about a villain as minor as Lockdown being the main Cybertronian villain, but he was awesome and received more characterisation than even some of the Autobots ever got in earlier films (I’m looking at you Arcee, Jolt and Sideswipe.)

    I was disappointed by how small a role the Dinobots had in it, considering they were such a big part of the merchandising and marketing, but oh well. They’re Dinobots and Dinobots are awesome no matter how much they’re in it.

    One thing you didn’t mention was the ridiculously obvious product placement throughout the movie. I mean, product placement was never that subtle in the series, but this was just ridiculous and really detracted from the movie in my eyes though. Having said that though, the entire film is really just an extended toy ad, so yeah.

    All in all, a good film, but still a Transformers film. If you weren’t a fan of the first three, don’t bother with this. If you did like the first three though, this one is bound impress.

    8/10 from me.

    And points to Hound for saying the toughest and most manly quote ever, all while including the word ‘ballarina’ in it.