Becky and I took the kids to see Transformers at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Independence Day. The Yahoo movies website at Transformers describes the movie as follows:
“The Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic war between two races of robots, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, which are able to change into a variety of objects, including cars, trucks, planes and other technological creations.”
Transformers is a wild ride into science-fiction that is non-stop action and totally off-the-wall excitement. I have to confess that we took the kids to this movie and they were all too little, even though Corban who is 7 knew all the characters and I didn’t know any of them. Conroy thought it was awesome and so did Corban, even though there are a number of adult situations, a tremendous amount of violence and a few teenager moments that were definitely over their head. In fact that was the benefit is that the situations were over their heads, especially one scene where Becky and I cringed that we had brought them to this movie.
This is one movie where we should have listened to the rating where it said that it was rated “PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor and language”, and trust the rating that is totally true. However, as I mentioned those situations flew right over the kids heads, they didn’t get any of the situations, closed their eyes at any kissing, and the two boys loved it.
Bianca on the other hand tried to talk us out of taking her to it, so that she could play with her friends on the block and she apparently had seen the preview and thought that a movie about giant robots from another world looked totally stupid. Becky felt the same way and didn’t really have any idea what she was in for, but went along for the family experience, which was not a good idea. I should have just taken the boys for a glimpse into their future adolescence and met the girls for pizza.
Okay, so that pretty much sums up Transformers. If you’re a female you can pretty much skip this movie since odds are pretty darn good that you’ll hate it and if you’re a male between 7 and 45 this is definitely a don’t miss it (with caution for kids under 13 of course), especially if you like cool cars, giant robots from another world and to see things blow up.
John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky – * Don’t Bother
The Kids Review
Corban – **** Don’t Miss It
Bianca – * Don’t Bother
Conroy – **** Don’t Miss It _________________________________________________________________________ Auto Broker – John Boyd:
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