Giant Fucking Robots...
What's everyone's take on Transformers? I know many here grew up with the toy line, comic and television show as did I, and some people were rather mortified when Michael Bay signed up to do the film.
In a nutshell: It's big, it's bad, it's Bay at his best. Light on plot and character development (as is the standard for Bay films), but easily has the most action I've seen in a film in quite some time. The effects are the best I've ever laid eyes on-it's damn-near impossible to point out what looks "real" and what looks "fake" (rotoscoping is impossible to determine in this film, everything molds quite nicely).
One does not simply watch this movie for everything found in The Godfather-you watch it to see giant fucking robots beat the holy shit out of one another, and it is oh so satisfying. Couple minor mistakes with continuity from G1 and certain names are switched around here and there, but nothing a hard core fan would cry over.
When is it released in the U.K.?