Crappy Movie in Disguise
The other day at a showing of The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, a friend and I saw the new trailer for the Transformers movie. He quickly grew animated and began pointing at the screen, an almost incoherent stream of excited gibberish coming from his mouth.
I know what he was feeling. As a child of the 80's, I well recall the fond memories of sitting down to the great Transformers cartoon or playing with the toys long into the night. However, unlike him, I am not the least bit excited for this film's release next summer. I wish it weren't so, but I predict the Transformers movie is going to suck.
How can it be otherwise? Michael Bay is at the helm.
End of discussion.
The only glimmer of anything even remotely optimistic (pun intended)--though it is not enough to offset the film's inevitable crash and burn--is that it was announced today that Peter Cullen, the original voice of Autobot leader, Optimus Prime, will also voice the live-action version of himself. Nice touch.