Friday, June 29, 2007

When Fantasy Becomes Corny

I believe it’s every boy’s fantasy to see Transformer made into a movie, well, at least for those who grew up during the 80’s. It just like girls would hope to see Jem in movie, no?!!

This summer all of us had fulfilled our childhood dream, Transformer finally come into theater.

I watched the preview last night, hmmm, how should I put it? It could be a nightmare watching your childhood superheroes become so corny and nauseating.

I like the special effects and there’s no doubt about it. I had goose bumps all over when I saw Optimus Prime transforming, not to mention the cheering and claps from the audience. And there where some funny plots in the beginning when Bumble Bee first appeared.

What I couldn’t stand are those slow-mo scenes and the All-American-Spirit throughout the movie! When I saw those scenes, I was like ‘Good god, enough already!!!’ Tell me please, can you stand scene like boy struggling and almost burst into tears when he saw Bumble Bee trapped down by the soldiers? So what, are we suppose to cry? And, dialogues like “I just wanna tell you, I have no regrets riding that car with you” or “Son, you did a good course for the human race”, oh come on!!! Don’t you think it’s sooo corny?

I also realized that there were many face close up shoots for the leading actress in slow motion (Yes, Michael Bay is all about slow-mo!). Yeah yeah, I know she’s hot but don’t you think it’s a bit too much? Are we watching Transformer or watching some sun tanning product commercials?

Well, so far only 3 person have the same thoughts as mine while the rest (of the office) was like “It’s the movie of the year!”, “The best summer blockbuster so far”, “I’m gonna watch it over and over again.” Some even doubt that I was a Transformer cartoon fan based on my remarks. Please ~~~, I even have a Transformer toy (it's Ram Horn and I still have it at home), what do you think?

19 comments:

伟伦 said...

我的朋友昨晚看了后,对我说:超爽!只是不明白,为何optimus Prime有牙齿?

阿佐 said...

Yeah those soldiers' plot were very very corny, almost turned the film into some american political-correct propaganda film!

They should have focused more on the battle between the robots, rather than high-lighting the soldiers or the sexy Ms. Fox.

The storyline sucks but I must agree the special effects were great, though I thought the action scene at the end was a little too much. But I'm still very excited to watch Transformers, especially when Optimus Prime showed up! Yeah there were cheering and claps in the cinema too. (I watched it in Cineleisure) It's like you know these people shared the same childhood as you. Nice.

I still remember as a child I've always wanted to buy a model of Optimus Prime. So which character was your little toy? :P

decors said...

你看得太不值得了。幸好我進去前已經調整了一下情緒。我看電影時是小孩子。小孩子看到kissu 的畫面也會很高興。Muaahh!!! Awesome!!!

seasonc said...

偉倫,
而且他們還會眨眼呢.
;P

Joshua,
yeah I know, i was like "Waz the f**k?!!"
Well as a child, I always wonder where did the container go when Optimus Prime transform?

corra,
kissu 的畫面應該是"兒童不宜" 的, Ewwwww~~~

贾斯汀王子 said...

王子还没有看的,原本是超期待的!!!当听老师这样一说,完全破灭!!
我的transformer...

seasonc said...

justin,
我也是很期待呀, 可是有點失望囉.
你會喜歡也不一定, 個人口味不一樣.

Nightraveller said...

As usual, it will only come to Japan in August...T_T

But thanks for sharing, I will further lower down my expectation. It is a Michael Bay movie after all

蓝双子 said...

i was at TheCurve preview, big screen & comfortable seat.

at the end, i stil fall asleep... the story quite dragging at the end... the screen eventhough is big, but the robot close up shoots is not enough to see them clearly, hard to differentiate which robot is which robot when they are fighting except Bumble Bee & Optimus Prime that has obvious color...

it spoiled my childhood dream...

赤兔 said...

讲真的,进去看得时候真的不期待太多。虽然已经有很多人说好看。

整个过程真的是一部佳作,我个人觉得整个过程很娱乐性。。。看动作片就必须放开心来欣赏整个娱乐刺激视觉效果。如果太在意大道理,我个人觉得动作片是不可能有任何深入的探讨价值。

哎呀~~ 整套电影看起来爽快已经很值得了.我决定再看一次.哇哈哈哈哈哈阿.....

Beck Lim said...

还没去看~但是终于看到和完整的预告~很期待!!!

Anonymous said...

Didn't know you have the same sentiment as I am. Not too sure I have more European blood :-P I don't really like movie that display US heroism too much. Remember spider man 3 with the US flag, that sucks !!!

Sky

seasonc said...

Lixing,
Haha there's the con of living in Japan eh ...
Like you said, it's a Michael Bay movie afterall. Well, someone proudly told ppl next to her:"It's directed by Michael Bay you know" I just felt like laughing away bitchily~~~

藍雙子,
Exactly, 太 confused 了. 而且有一些自以為好笑的 plots, 我覺得太多余.

赤兔,
我期望太高. 而且我並沒有打算在這部片子里找尋大道理; 反之導演很籃海椰的要宣揚大道理呢.

Beck,
愿你喜歡囉.

Sky,
Who likes All Amercian Spirit except for Americans, u tell me?

阿洛 said...

昨天刚看.是有点小失望因为可能是期待的越高失望的也越高.不过总的来说还真的满不错的.我是说娱乐性很高.嘿嘿

朋友和我都一样,两方机器人在打斗时我们都分不清谁是谁?

Wayne said...

I wonder if i should let the movie ruin my childhood dream...
I used to collect robots. They were not as evil as what I saw on the Transformer trailers.

seasonc said...

阿洛,
我只是覺得不夠娛樂性, 太多老套的情節.

wayne,
i think you should, life can't be always perfect afterall, we need some floss.

wei lun said...

lixing, japan not showing yet.... then , " fan looi lo !! fan looi lo !! " coz malaysia got ma !! haha

清子 said...

hi...

Is it nice to watch? I had never watched "Tranformers" before, though I had heard of it cos not much interest in it...:)(First timer)

seasonc said...

wei lun,
hahahhaha, he would rather give up Transformer for that option.

清子,
Waz do you think after reading my article? If you like action pack, probably you would coz I'm a sci-fi dude rather than a action pack dude.

Casondra said...

Keep up the good work.