After watching the cartoons as a kid it feels great to go nostalgic once in a while (which let’s face it is one of the fundamental attractions of movies, to dream and take you back to that idyllic innocent and fun time as a kid where absolutely anything is possible), to see if it is the same as you remembered them.
This is a retelling of the original series, with it’s own twist added for a modern audience.
The autobots’s planet has been destroyed, and Artemus Prime(voiced by Laurence Fishburne, Morpheus in the Matrix) along with a few other autobots have come in search of a device that could give life back to their planet (the device also gives life to any electrical device it is targeted at), unfortunately, a bad autobot has already arrived first, Megatron, but was frozen in the process, discovered by the military, and responsible for all major technological advances, mobile phones, microwaves e.t.c.
In their search for the device, the autobots find the only human Sam WitWicky(Shia Leboeuf)with a map to the whereabouts of the device, given to him by his grand father, he is discovered as a trader on Ebay selling some of his grand father’s items, and being autobots, they can transform into any electrical device they deem fit, one of them transforms into his car, as they try and find out the location of their device, which is where all the fun starts. The lovely Megan Fox is the love interest of Sam WitWicky and their chemistry is instant.
Shia Leboeuf is one of those actors whose enthusiasm is infectious especially as he tries to explain that his car just got up and walked, absolutely classic. It is a nice fun family film, especially the scenes with the US military up against the bad autobots, and already there is talk of a sequel on the way.
Mr D Stevens is a reviewer at Movie reviews