ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Transformers: Good machines vs. Bad machines

Updated on January 21, 2015
aliciaharrell profile image

Alicia has been an Author, Columnist, and Reviewer for 9 years. Her success came from perseverance plus organized goal setting.

Movie Review

In 2007 when the movie Transformers (starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, and Jon Voight) was released, I assumed it was based on and would be exactly like the children's cartoon from the 1980s my eldest son had enjoyed watching. Back then he enjoyed the Transformers cartoon. I also watched the cartoon Transformers with him to make certain the subject matter was age appropriate, which it was plus very creative. The Transformers was a delightful imaginative cartoon, especially if you like Science Fiction, plus was definitely created specifically for children.

Knowing all about the cartoon predecessor I wondered why would I pay to see a children's movie at a theater? When this movie came out I was a little over forty. I no longer had a child at home I could use as my excuse to even show up at the movie theater to watch any children's program. So, I decided to forgo the movie theater experience for this particular film.

Being extremely particular about the movies I watch and due to the high price of viewing in a movie theater, I usually wait for a movie to come out on DVD and rent it. I am the frugal type of person who loves lying back on my couch munching on a small bowl of popcorn and drinking bottled water with my dachshund and husband next to me while watching a movie. Which is exactly what I did in this movie's case, popped in the DVD into the player and comfortably viewed its entirety.

I was completely unprepared for what I saw when I viewed this well scripted movie from a rented DVD. This movie, albeit based on the cartoon, was better; filled with action, great special effects, decent plot and good acting. This was definitely created for pre-teens, teens, and adults. It is a PG-13 movie. Transformers, the movie, was GOOD Science Fiction.

The main theme was the standard good (autobots) vs evil (decepticons). The movie covered how a robotic society annihilated its planet, and why the "Transformers" came to Earth to find a cube that would help their planet become alive again. It pointed out how mankind and the Transformers were not so different even though we are made of flesh and they metal. This film showed how humans and intelligent-sentient machines could peacefully jointly live on Earth. Together the autobots and mankind rescue Earth from being obliterated. Wonderful messages!

Yes, the movie includes war scenes with tons of special effects, but these were handled expertly (showing only what was necessary) instead of grossing an audience with tons of blood and gore (unlike the Alien horror-science fiction movie series). Most of the battle scenes were machine vs. machine; machines were destroyed or broken. Obviously Director Michael Bay kept in mind the ages of his targeted audience, made the movie more of a family show. There are no producers and directors who like families walking out disgruntled from a movie theater because their pre-teen or thirteen year old should not have seen what was on the screen of a PG-13 movie. They want everyone who pays for their movie ticket happy.

Definitely planning on seeing all future Transformers movies now that I know they are interesting Science Fiction which instills one to think about how mankind and our government would treat pro-human plus not pro-human aliens if Earth was visited. I do recommend seeing Transformers, especially if you like the Science Fiction genre.

Enjoy!

Trailer from 2007

4 stars for Transformers

More Transformers

Since this movie was released and became a box office hit, there have been more Transformers movies made. Each one stood on its own. I recommend viewing all of them.

My ratings for the other films in this series are below:

1) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), four stars: I enjoyed this movie, was a whole lot of fun to watch.

2) Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), four stars: As fun and well scripted as its predecessors, a great time!

3) Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), four stars. Neat twist to plot; as exciting and well scripted as the earlier installments! Enjoyed every minute.

Great news for all Transformer movie fans! There is planned a fifth Transformer movie. It is scheduled for release in June 2016. Michael Bay plans to be the producer of the fifth installment, and will choose someone to be director. I can hardly wait to see who is chosen as the director for will make a difference since Michael Bay directed all earlier installments in this movie series.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)