Posted on 6/27/11 01:25 PM
It's hard not to see parallels between this and the other overblown on special effect, thin on plot and devoted of any taste disappointment of a franchise.
Indeed, Transformers follow very closely the fate of Star Wars prequels:
First movie was highly anticipated yet turned out a huge flap. Second movie was anticipated on a much lesser scale and mostly because people wanted to believe it can fix all the mistakes of the previous one. And of course, it turned out even worse - border line unwatchable.
So at this point, both then and now, only one question can really be brought to attention: What Were You Expecting???
It's exactly the same movie as all the others: loud, stupid, tasteless, unnecessary.
And of course it will sell well, because people who learn NOTHING would still go see it in the theaters and send their hard earned money into Bay's wallet to pump his already overblown man-child ego. So he could persuade studio to make three more of those.