Jun 7 2023

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – Movie Review

Can I go on record saying that the sequel title prefix “Rise of…” has got to go? Thank you. That said… well, here’s another Transformers movie. Sixteen years after the franchise started with Michael Bay’s big-boom destructo-fest, somehow, we’re still riveted by the notion of machines making that memorable sound while rearranging their parts into […]
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Dec 20 2018

BumbleBee : Movie Review

(Originally published at Gunaxin on December 20, 2018.) Let’s be honest: Michael Bay did exactly one good Transformers film – the 2007 franchise starter. The rest were varying shades of “all right” to “downright contemptible.” All of them were loud, noisy (both visually and aurally), misogynistic, over-edited, and underacted assaults on the ears, eyes, and […]
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Jun 28 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Movie Review

(Originally published at The Rogers Revue on June 28, 2011.) Grand excitement, beautiful slow-motion shots of explosions, bodies flying around, an orgy of crunching metal and bone, hopelessly absurd physics, theater speakers being pushed beyond their maximum decibel levels, and more action than the human eyes can possibly handle?  Yep.  Sounds like a Michael Bay […]
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