Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is a normal high school student, trying to save up for a car, get good grades, and get the girl of his dreams, Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox). Unfortunately, the old Camaro his father buys for him turns out to be an interstellar robot and Sam finds himself in the middle of an intergalactic war between good and evil. I know the feeling. When I bought my last used car, the pouch behind the passenger seat was full of rap tapes from the 90’s.
I think everyone had reservations about Transformers when it was announced that Michael Bay, purveyor of big, dumb action films, would be the man in the director’s chair. Adding to those problems was the news that the film would be, gasp, live action, rather than the traditional animation we’d all grown up with. Pins and needles all around, especially for those of us who aren’t Bay fans.
Then the credits rolled, and Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen, the original and only voice of Prime) delivered the opening line…
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