I ACTUALLY WROTE THIS REVIEW FOR NETFLIX, BUT IT WASN’T WORKING
I INTENDED TO REVIEW IT HERE AS WELL IN THE NORMAL FORMAT
BUT I WILL GO WITH THIS FORMAT INSTEAD
I’m not going to read any of the reviews before I write this… I know Michael Bay has gotten a lot of slack… But this movie seriously surprised me. I’ve seen a couple of the other ones, and enjoyed them… He makes some serious Popcorn Movies, meaning sit back and enjoy the ride… But after seeing this one, I have to say he’s basically a Master of what he does… He says himself that he writes them for Teenage Boys… That being said, should adjust your perspective… And once adjusted, what a great flick. His Directing and Special Effects are Relentless to say the least… I appreciate the efforts of the Actors involved, especially Mark Wahlberg, who I’d say brought his heart into the roll, which added some nice humanity. In addition to what Michael Bay, and his Special Effects People do, I have to say that the Robot Characters in this film are Brilliant… Not every last robot, but the main ones. John Goodman, and the other Voice Actors bring an immense amount of Talent and Heart into the films… The only warning I will give is, this is a long film… 2 hours and 45 minutes… I’m not complaining, but I will say you may need to take a few breaks (make popcorn etc.) along the way, or watch it in a couple seatings… Sure they could have left some of the scenes on the editing floor, but Michael was just having fun in my opinion… Let him have his fun, his creations are a pure experience of their own kind, Created and Defined by Michael Bay, and all the super talented people he brings into these Productions… Talk about Production Value, man, insane. If someone was to ask me how the story was, I’d say it’s not all that relevant… In my experience the stories in these films are merely a vehicle for Michael Bay’s Direction, Production Value, Visuals, The Action, The Teenage Boy Essence, and the list goes on. If you like Michael Bay, I’d say this is one of his best… But I do find myself including very essentially the Screenplay Writer, who gave those Robots some Excellent/Hilarious Character, and Creative/Imaginative One Liners. Nuff Said, grab your popcorn, and enjoy the ride.