Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will stop at nothing to retrieve it.
I don't know why it took me so long to finally get myself to watch this movie. It's not like I was expecting it to be bad. If there's something that Michael Bay is good at it's making entertaining action.
Beautiful shots all over, great battlescenes with all the trimmings and explosions necessary for the battle of the control of the cube between the Autobots and Decepticons make the almost 2.5 hours fly by. Shia LeBeouf is quite good. Loved him in Disturbia, liked him a lot in this. This isn't really a character movie, but he handles himself well and shows that he's the new up-n-comer kid in town. Now I just need to watch him in the new Indy too.
Having Michael Bay at the helm of Transformers was always going to be a good thing. Apparently he did everything right according to the hardcore Transformer fans. I'd have to agree. I have never really been into all the Transformers hype when I was a kid but I was highly entertained in this movie from the beginning. Shia LaBeouf carried the lead role very well and since his great performance in Disturbia, I can see that this guy can only get better. The battles between the Autobots and Decepticons are absolutely superb and have definitely raised the bar in the visual effects department. Highly entertaining. Transformers is a must watch on the big screen!