“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Sunday, July 02, 2006

TRANSFORMERS_90 minutes

"More than meets the eye..." The movie is really depressing. Prime dies? So that what? So that the whiny kid can take on the Matrix of Leadership and screw up the resistance? Optimus died for Judd Nelson?!? That sucked.

And to top it all off, this was the last movie the late, great Orson Wells (Unicron) ever did any kind of acting for - voice-over or otherwise. Prime *and* Citizen Kane died in order for this movie to happen?! Like I said - depressing.

Just kidding, kids. The movie was awesome. I loved the animation and the level of violence was unparalled for an animated movie of its time. I was floored when as many robots got 'killed off' as they did. Looking back now I don't know if they could ever pull off the stuff in a cartoon as Transformers did. I mean, every episode had them blasting each other with guns, violence motivated plotlines, robots at the main protagonists? That ain't ever gonna fly in this day and age of politically correct, sacchrine-induced, children's programming.

2 comments:

Kelsey said...

Don't forget, there was also profanity. :)

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Reverse said...

I just watched it the other night on DVD. It still holds up. Don't forget who was the voice of Galvatron... None other than Leonard Nimoy.