I was surprised to find this to be so easy to like. Sure, it's not a "high-concept" action movie, but it provides a good time. The characters are likable enough to spend 2 hours with, and Shia LeBeouf works well in his CGI surroundings. This is a better-than-average Michael Bay movie. (I give it 2 paws, since I can't give it 2 1/2, and three seems borderline.)
Don't waste your time watching this stupid, piece-of-trash remake. The movie completely takes away the mysteriousness of the killer, giving the audience a detailed background and history of him. The intended audience, of course, will no doubt be a group of stereotypical stupid teens. God forbid anyone use their imagination while watching a movie these days.
Not good by any standard, but watchable.
Reviewed by NWRdr4 for Transformers at 2010-01-31 16:07:28
The entire movie revolves around giant CGI robots fighting each other--nothing else. And for providing these fun, entertaining robot fights, I give it some credit. The movie doesn't deserve anything more, however, for the mediocrity that surrounds the lame acting and idiotic script (which, for the most part, lacks characterization and intelligent dialogue).
So if you're looking for a dumb, loud popcorn movie, look no further than Transformers. If you're in the mood for something a little classier, skip it. That's all there is to it.
This movie was the very well put together . Robert Downeing JR. was so funny in this . this movie spook to the average high school student.
Comes face to face with high students problems and charlie tries to solve them.
Brilliant!! I have seen this movie atleast 20 times and each time there is something new that i am awed about. The concept and the transformations are just out of this world. Amazing level of detail taken care of.
I don't necessarily think this movie was better or worse than Ang Lee's version--because the two are almost completely different animals. I actually liked Lee's 'Hulk'; Louis Letterier's 'The Incredible Hulk' is just bigger, louder, and thinner on the character development. (Oh, and the CGI in this one is amazing.) Both films are pretty good in their own ways, methinks.
Much better than the first Hulk movie (with Eric Bana); this re-do is at least headed in the right direction. But it falls short... a little too contrived and action-heavy (although with a Hulk movie, the action's obviously going to be heavy). Just not that good
Reminiscent of the 80s teen comedy flicks
Reviewed by KHL for Charlie Bartlett at 2008-09-25 15:48:49
The Hound pretty much sums it up. A fun to watch movie with characters that could have come straight out of a John Hughes script, but strangely this feels fresh and original. Yelchin is great and the other actors all give terrific performances. This could have had a heavy-handed "don't let your teens abuse prescription drugs" overtone, but the story works itself out to be funny without being too crass and it doesn't hit you over the head with the subject. Oh, and if you are wondering who wrote the song that Charlie and his mom sing at the piano, it's "If you want to sing out, sing out" by Cat Stevens.
This movie shows that even smart guys enjoy having "hobbies"... It's a coming-of-age classic that needed to be made; sort of the Animal House of the 2000s. Who can forget Freakshow and Liane? Let's hope the upcoming sequel is as good. Harold needs a chance to win over Maria, his love interest from Part 1...