Transformers Movie: More Than Meets The Eye

Okay, (I hate starting posts this way but…) when I got an advanced copy of the “Transformers” DVD, I can’t say I rushed home to watch it. So on my normal Sunday night viewing, I popped it in to the DVD player. I was impressed. Will it win any Oscar awards, probably not but if you’re looking for explosions, action and humor that’ll have you laughing aloud, go out and pick it up. Director Michael Bay is a genius with this kind of film.

The movie includes some well known stars like Jon Voight, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel (who is the same age as me but looks a heck of a lot better — more reason to workout more) and the kid who steals the show, Shia LaBeouf. During the extras DVD, you see what a good improvisator he is. You’ll also recognize Kevin Dunn and Anthony Anderson.

That aside, I think I’m in love with Megan Fox, she is absolutely gorgeous. The female casting director confirms this fact. She does a great job playing the girl you think is a spoiled hottie but then you learn she has an interesting backstory to her. The other female co-star, Rachael Taylor isn’t bad on the eyes either.

There was a surprise for me in writing this post. Parts of the film were shot in downtown Detroit. I got my first tip-off to this when I saw the “Fort Street” sign during part of the battle scene. Of course, that sign had to look familiar to me, I used to work down the street at WDIV. Michael Bay also used Detroit for his 2005 movie, “The Island”. During “Transformers”, he used the Michigan Central Depot for one scene.
You can find a funny Easter Egg on the “Extras” DVD that pokes a little fun at Michael Bay.

I don’t watch too many movies but this one piqued my curiosity. Pick it up at the store if it does yours, I don’t think you’ll be sorry.