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This is a review by a Guest Author – Ricky Holdman


When you hear the word “Transformers” you probably think about the children’s toy, or fanboys with their bellies hanging over their belts, glasses, and a Transformers shirt which is about 2 sizes too small. Well, both of these are correct, but this 2007 movie Directed by Michael Bay and Produced by Steven Spielberg, holds a whole lot more meaning than those two things.


Dialogue in this movie was B-E-A-utiful, creative writing by the writers (Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, John Rogers) helped this movie move along quite well, not leaving any important details out, but then again leaving enough out to speculate what will come next.


Shia LeBouf pulls off another fantastic performance as he portrays Sam Witwicky in this film, an average Joe who is a loser at his high school. Not only did he do a kick ass job as playing this difficult part, he also did his own stunts. Shia was co-starring with the ever so fine Megan Fox *GGRROWWLLLL*. Fox plays the role of Mikaela Banes, the ever so hot and popular girl, whom just so happens to be Sam’s crush, whom eventually gets entangled in the excitement Sam is wrapped up in. Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, and Jon Voight, (just to name a few) make some very important cameos in this film as well.


Whether you are a fanboy, or just an average person who watches Transformers (doesn’t matter), you can probably tell a “noob” to the series what the All Spark is. In case you don’t know though, the All Spark is able to bring mechanical and electronic objects to life, essentially turning mundane objects into Transformers and has reality warping powers. It is lost while the Autobots (good guys) and the Decepticons (bad guys), are at war. both races of Transformers are trying to find the All Spark, the Sutobots to rebuild their homer planet of Cybertron, and to end the inter-galactic war, while the Decepticons want it to defeat the Autobots and control the universe *Dramatic Music*. the all Spark lands on earth at the site which would soon become Hoover Dam. the map to the coveted All Spark is imprinted on Captain Archibald Witwicky’s glasses, when he discovered Megatron, whom is the Decepticon leader, back in the year 1897. in present Day, Sam Witwicky discovers Bumblebee, a member of the Autobots. Bumblebee is Sam’s protector, because he has possession of the glasses with the map inscripted on them. Throughout the movie, there are epic battles between the Autobots and Decepticons, these are the best part of the film, the final twenty minutes of the movie has all the Decepticons, Autobots, and humans, who have appeared throughout the movie, fighting to get possession of the All-spark, who’s location has been discovered. the movies Climax has to be the big chase scene where Sam is running from Megatron. Megatron is finally destroyed when Sam, shoves the All Spark in Megatron’s chest, ultimately destroying him.


The music was a major boost in this film, featuring such hits from Linkin Park, What I’ve Done, Disturbed’s, and This Moment. The original music in the film was composed by Steve Jablonsky, who did a phenomenal job in writing the music, it went so well with the feeling and mood of the film.


This movie was what you would expect from Steven Spielberg…FANTASTIC OF COURSE!!! This movie brings the “milk-out-of-your-nose” comedy, with the “Oh my gosh did that really just happen??!!” adventure and excitement. It combines these two, and many more, elements together to give you one action packed movie you just can’t pass up.

5/5 Reels
Platinum Squid Rating
You need to own this movie!

Great job Ricky, you may just make it to be a SquidFlicks reviewer full time! =)



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