Critic Review - Chicago Tribune

In Bay's world, which is more about metal than people, every action sequence must be edited like a cinematic seizure and every extreme-telephoto image must be jammed headlong into the next.

July 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Comments (35)
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Nate 2709

Phillips hits the nail right on the head, this was the most tedious movie experience I've had since Pirates 2.

Jul 7 - 04:33 PM


liz ness

This movie was fun and exciting, what were you expecting from a film derived from an 80's childrens cartoon about robots?? That's right, magic!

Jul 8 - 08:13 PM


freddie k

Jul 10 - 01:50 AM


Michael Sandy

i agree

Jul 14 - 07:44 PM


jeff knox

Critics like this were probably marginally intelligent as children but never impressively so this is how they get there revenge on higher achievers

Jul 14 - 08:24 PM


Charles Hinds

this was almost as bad as Kong... another CGI film. they really should label these films as CGI action or something so i know to stay away!!!

Jul 19 - 02:05 AM


alan livingston

Wow Charlie. You're a genius. A film about giant alien robots, and you can't figure out that it's going to be CGI without it being labeled as such.

Jul 19 - 12:26 PM


Ken Tsoi

Jul 20 - 11:19 AM


Erik Graham

Movie based off of Cartoon based off of toys... YES ITS ALL ABOUT THE METAL PEOPLE...

Jul 20 - 12:53 PM


siing lier

In the future, almost everyone will agree that the movie sucked, sucked big time.

Jul 22 - 12:04 AM


jason walsh

You start this review off by saying "its not a bad film" then bash it for the next six paragraphs. Way to go, genius.

Jul 28 - 10:45 PM


John Gardea

what you had a seizure in the movies. i would say you had a bad child hood, the one chosen last for kickball, the one not interested in transformers

Jul 30 - 07:37 AM


greg pearl

cameras so shaky you couldn't see anything going on! that walsh guy is either 12yrs old, or a total jackass!

Jul 31 - 01:15 AM

Tod Salin

that's why you are in chicago and not hollywood.

Aug 6 - 10:48 AM

Bunsen Burner

::: <<<___>>>

Sep 24 - 07:36 PM

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