I just finished watching the Transformers movie, which was a fun way to spend a few hours, especially when I really should be fixing other people’s code. I used to love the show as a wee lad (I think it was my favourite), but I actually remembered very little. I spent most of the movie trying to remember the different characters (‘Oh yeah, that’s Bumblebee… oh yeah, that’s the police car…’ (although to be fair I still mistook him for an autobot at first)).
I don’t much like many Hollywood movies as I’m rather annoyed by the focus on special effects at the expense of complex plotlines or engaging dialogue, but the effects were nonetheless very impressive. The movie was unfortunately full of drivel on all matters technical and scientific – when the new intern at the DoD argues that the virus that entered the government network is far more complex and difficult to deal with than any other known virus, she says something like ‘We’re way beyond Fourier transfers here, we’ve got to deal with the quantum mechanics!’ This made me want to hurl random objects at the screen. Also, I’m quite sure she said Fourier transfers and not Fourier transforms.
Several parts of the movie were quite touching – no spoilers here, but suffice it to say I pretty much fell in love with Bumblebee by the end.
Oh yes, and a sequel is pretty much guaranteed, with that ending.