Among rumours of recycled footage Transformers 3 opened this weekend & quickly snaffled up $94 million in box office takings. Despite detractors from the previous 2 films it would seem the Transformers franchise is doing its best impression of Decepticon leader Megatron, you just can't keep it down.
Being avid fans of the series and of course Michael Bay (Bad Boys anyone?) the lads & I tootled off to see this latest instalment on Saturday. I should point out that Adam's shoulders usually drop approximately 2 feet when he realises films are in 3D, he hates the bland colours & cumbersome glasses, we had it on good authority though that for full enjoyment 3D was the only D to see.
Shia la Beouf returns as the beleaguered Whitwickey, inexplicably jobless despite having saved the world twice with the stunning Rosie Huntington-Whitely on his arm. This being Rosie's debut role, she was brought in to replace Megan Fox who had allegedly commit career suicide. But there is zero, zilch explanation as to why she would be with LaBeouf's character. This girl is traffic stoppingly gorgeous, the word stunning invented for her and her ilk but unfortunately it would seem her talent, acting wise, ends there. She does have an ungodly ability in the midst of an intergalactic smack down to keep a jacket white though, which is handy. Having asked Aaron what he thought (He being 15 & she being a Victoria's Secret Goddess) he replied, she's a bit Blue Steel is she not? I love that kid more & more each day. He hit the nail on the head.
As for the Bots themselves, Leonard Nemoy makes a vocal appearance and couldn't have been better cast. The twins from the second film have disappeared, which can only be a good thing but honestly I would have liked to see more character development with these guys. I have to admit that Bumblebee is my favourite & would have liked to see his and Sam's relationship fleshed out a bit more too. Despite having discussed whether or not you could actually be attracted to an Autobot with a close pal, she hearts Optimus, Japanese scientists have burst my bubble with the view that robot love is a while off yet. Failing that I'm guessing adding a Chevy Camero to my Lust List is going to have to do.