Transformers is a Michael Bay film about a young boy named Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) who buys a car online only to discover that the yellow Camaro is actually a living robotic being called a Transformer. The transformers are sentient robotic lifeforms that have come to earth in search of something of great power they call the "Allspark", and are able to disguise themselves as familiar Earthly vehicles like Trucks, Airplanes, and Cars.
Divided into two factions; the Autobots led by Optimus Prime who are trying to obtain the Allspark to protect mankind, and the Decepticons led by Megatron who intend to use the Allspark to destroy all who oppose them, the Transformers wage a great war against each other on Earth with both groups racing to obtain the Allspark before the other.
This movie is full of giant robots fighting each other in grandiose battles that include Transformers being ripped apart, blown up, thrown around. Houses are demolished, skyscrapers' get all bent out of shape, and more than a few missiles are launched.
Both groups challenged equally by one other, earth becomes locked in a struggle they never asked for and are powerless to stop. One of the most gripping things about Transformers is the suspense of the race between the two Transformer factions to find the Allspark. Transformers keeps you guessing and will most certainly keep you on the edge of your seat shortly after the opening credits.
The movie is chock full of humor and comic relief as the reluctant hero, Sam, is constantly confused by the Autobots otherworldly mannerisms and is, himself, a bit of a loser that becomes involved in a planetary struggle with more at stake than high school exams. Sam is also caught up many times in trying to woo his love interest, Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox), in the midst of trying to keep alien robots from bringing the human race to extinction, which offers up more than a few laughs.
The computer graphics special effects are just as high-quality as we've come to expect from Michael Bay, and they go along well with the present day sci-fi setting that the Autobots and Decepticons bring to the film. Many CG explosions are seen throughout the gratuitous amount of action in this movie that kept the folks in the theaters' mouths and eyes wide open for the full 144 minutes.
Transformers is definitely a must-see for action movie fans, comedy lovers, and especially die-hard fans of the old 80's series and toy franchise. Transformers has a bold new modern look, and it'll keep you laughing, guessing, and on the edge of your seat!
Do NOT try to take a selfie with a Decepticon. That's the lesson one girl learned this month as she tried to take a "selfie" with Megatron at Universal Studios. The actors who play the costume-character versions of the movie villain robots pass the time by mocking patrons of the park (after all, they are bad guys) and Megatron jumped at this particular opportunity. "When will you learn that your status updates mean zero to nothing to anyone! Ever!" he yells at the girl.
Shia LaBoeuf has been in the news a lot lately. He's been starting trouble at Broadway performances, doing weird art installations, and generally acting strangely...until he went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and showed himself to be completely normal and charming. But comedian Rob Cantor isn't buying it. Cantor, who has already found Internet fame for his song that includes almost 30 celebrity impressions in it, has put together a new song—nay, a performance—warning of the dangers of "actual cannibal" Shia LaBoeuf.
Just when you think, "Hey, Shia LaBeouf hasn't done anything weird in a while," this happens. The "Transformers" actor was pulled out of a Broadway theater in handcuffs by police, according to reports materializing through social media. LaBeouf was attending a performance of "Cabaret" in New York City, and was reportedly being so disruptive that he was escorted out after the first act. Danny Burstein, one of the cast members of the show, posted to his Facebook: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your places call for Act II.
Fergie and her husband, “Transformers” actor Josh Duhamel, have been married nine years. But about nine months into it, rumors spread that Duhamel had been unfaithful. Fergie opened up with Oprah, the ultimate gal pal, on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” at the California vineyard Fergie bought for her cancer-survior father (aww). She discussed, among other things like overcoming an addiction to crystal meth, how the rumors of his infidelity affected the newlyweds. "When you go through difficult times, it really makes you stronger as a unit, as a partnership.
Shia, you’ve got a real keeper in that lady of yours if this didn’t bother her. Because Shia LaBeouf is a true artist, y’all (really, he’d give back his “Transformers” money if only you’d take him seriously. No comment on the “Even Stevens” fortune), and true art means being totally real to the point of dropping acid for a scene, as well as performing non-simulated sex on-screen. So how does one audition for a movie that encourages real sex if it doesn’t involve a guy on the subway telling you that you have that Hollywood look, and maybe you should come back to his apartment to do some headshots? Well, if you’re Shia LaBeouf, it involves taping you and your either unaware or unusually tolerant girlfriend having sex, and sending in the footage to Lars von Trier.
When you're a celebrity and you get pregnant, you have a few options. You can try to sell your first set of pregnant pics to a magazine willing to fork over the dough (Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson, etc.); you can hide away and attempt to avoid the paparazzi altogether until you make a big announcement (Beyonce); or you can pull the little stunt that Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green just pulled. Fox was rumored to be pregnant with the couple's first child together, but was being a bit camera shy about it.