More Than Meets the Eye
When John got home from Puerto Rico last Friday I told him we only had two things on our to do list for the weekend – 1. See the new Harry Potter movie, 2. See Transformers. HP was quite satisfactory. But Transformers was everything a summer movie should be–funny and fast-paced with lots of things being blowed up real good.
Kudos to Hasbro for making a movie that would appeal to the nostalgia of early 30-something fathers who will take their kids to see this movie and create an entirely new generation of Transformer consumers for them.
If you go, know the movie definitely has the obligatory requisite snarky kid moments, but the acting and writing are pretty solid, even though I didn’t really understand the Autobots’ logic behind having a showdown with Megatron in a large city where humans are in greater danger of being trod upon (silly Autobots, the goal is to SAVE the humans). Still, I was more than normally slack-jawed throughout a good portion of the film because the visuals are incredible. On the way home I had to confess to John and brother Ben, who joined us for both movies, that even though I know Transformers aren’t really hiding among us I kept half expecting one of the semis driving next to me on the interstate to rear up and turn into Optimus Prime.
All in all, it was a near perfect movie going experience – we got to the theater early, refills on Icees were free (I got another one before the previews even started), we had our pick of seats, and the movie was totally entertaining. A great night of summer fun.