A blockbuster movie: the transformers
Fiction, fantasy, futuristic. These are a few description that easily describes this blockbuster movie of the year. Fictitious yet overwhelming, it was a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable movie to watch with the whole family or friends. Very breathtaking, astounding. That is why, young and old alike can feel the moment like they are in the setting for real. Anyone can almost sense the presence of each character, like everyone wanted to be warped into the movie. It is so fine that you can almost smell the paint on each auto bots. Wanting to reach them, touch them, talk to them and fight with them. The mere thought of using cars that transforms into man-like features robots, is already amazing. More so seeing them act like humans. Fight like humans, think like humans. It’s like your toys grew bigger than usual and it’s like they came into life right before your eyes that makes you want to be a part of it’s action. Like a fantasy that came to life, at an arms reach finally! It is every child’s dream to be able to play or talk to their toys. The robotic concept that has been loved by millions of people around the globe is just one factor that makes this movie a loved one. It went back to the time where it can be seen on local television as a cartoon film being shown once every week. It is a much awaited show not only by little boys but little girls everywhere, not to mention the parents as well. Watching robots and it’s futuristic scheme makes anyone in awe, especially when you get to see them ‘transform’ from different cars and trucks turning into huge robots now is more commonly known as auto bots.
Mouths gaped, eyes open wide, clapping and hollering in awe are the most common reactions by movie goers when they first saw the movie in theaters. Non-stop whistling everytime Optimus Prime would transform from a red trailer truck into a huge-glistening robot. It sends chills up your spine as you watch every move, every fold, every clunk of the metals all over Prime’s body. Like it sends anyone in trance, too amazed to care what’s reality is, that anyone seemed consumed by the movie. Very futuristic in theme. Who would even think that there are planets outside the universe that was inhabited by robots that talks and think like people do? None. But children’s imagination lurks not only on reality but more on the unseen. And the fact remains that it made a big impact on children that it etched in their little minds that robots can be good to humans too. That we can be friends with them. Humans and robots. That they can care like we do, that not all robots mean harm to the planet and that some can even live with us and be our friends. That some would even stand by our side in spite of the difference in race, that they can truly care too. Any child would like to meet one for sure. Be close to them, talk, feel, and be their bestest friends.
. Children’s imagination plays a big role in the movie too. It’s in collaboration with the cinematic effect of the robots on screen and the child sitting on the theater and whose mind plays as he watches attentively and with amazement in his eyes. Looking attentively on each robots as they move around and do their stuff. Even as simple as standing there and doing nothing, every one seem dumbfounded at their presence on screen.
The characters played a vital role to the movie as well. Being chosen carefully to be able to create an army of handpicked characters to be portrayed by the robots in the likes of a human is just great. The personality of each robot is different from each other. Children loved Optimus Prime being the one who leads the autobots. With his physique, his unique looks, and very sturdy and firm stand. A good leader that some children takes up from him. Making him a role model to lead others in real life as well. Though it may be in playing with other kids, or in school. They wanted to be just like him, strong and brave. Other characters played good and important roles too. Hatchet the first aid robot who fixes them when hurt, Jazz the funky-hyper-restless dude robot and another is Bumblebee. A cute little Camaro car that is very persistent and protective of his friends. He would go to any lengths to save a friend in need without even thinking twice. Also his jovial and bright personality makes him more loveable to viewers. His cute antics has been well known and liked too. However, in every good there is always evil. The good autobots has their rival the decepticons leaded by a power hungry Megatron. Who wanted to rule the universe, and will do everything in his power to be able to get his goal. He would not care who would be hurt as long as he gets what he wanted, and he wanted no autobots on his way. The movie showed how much a person can be consumed by too much power like how Megatron behaved. He had something in his hands and he wanted more. He is never satisfied of power. His focus is on ruling the universe. Power has both sides. Optimus Prime has the good, Megatron has the bad. It is just the same like any leader of a group or team in a society, or even a country to have much power over others. Power can make a country, just the same it can break it as well. It will now depend on how would a leader show his headship among his followers. We would normally hope that our leader be a good one to head us and take us to live a better life. However, there are temptations that hinders a leader from doing all the good and thus leads to performing the bad. Being a power-hungry leader makes a nation fall. For it would do nothing but seek more and more about power over others. He would not want to be told, nor advised. But a good leader can use his power for the good of all. To have a better future, to have a better tomorrow for the generations to come. The movie symbolizes what kind of life we have at the moment.
It shows both sides of life, the good and the bad. It illustrates how technology can do us good and bring us to live a better future. How it opens us to the possibility of robots and droids on the future generations of geniuses and scientist maybe. Those that can help the society build a stronger community. But on the other hand, when used by those with power in greed can lead to nothing but misery. Torment that can lasts generations, anguish that can lead to destruction of what good we have in the present. A nightmare that no one could ever bear see. All in all, the movie opened our eyes to the beauty of the great minds that has thought beyond the average thinking of a human mind. It gave us the opportunity to feel the future in our present. A taste of what’s out there, a glimpse of the magnificence of robots living just like the humans who inhabits earth. Transformers wowed us. (Dreamworks, Paramount)2007
Dreamworks LLC and Paramount Pictures -Transformers the Movie, 2007