Based on what I saw of the movie (I missed a few minutes, but more on that in the follow up post) I would say it is the perfect summer blockbuster. It hit all the primary criteria:
- Popular with teenagers (six theaters sold out in Grand Haven for the midnight showing)
- Ample humor spread throughout
- Over the top drama
- Tons of action
- Attractive protagonists
- A bad story that manages to pull together action sequences
There are a few things that will seem a little wacky to old Transformers faithful, but this is made up for but Optimus Prime kicking some serious ass.
I’ll post more thoughts on the film tomorrow when I am actually awake.