Transforming robots from the planet Cybertron have traveled to earth in search of The Allspark, a robo-mythical device holding ancient powers. The evil bots, the Decepticons want to use its power for their evil deeds, whilst the good bots want to protect it.
And there it is. The plot for a two hour over-the-top action extravaganza featuring giant robots skating, fighting and blasting each others to pieces. It works for me, in fact I think it’s one-hundred times better than Armageddon, the emphasized being an actual line from the movie. For what it tries to be, Transformers is so good that I’m willing to look past all ridiculous things in this movie. Things such as bots that coincidentally choose to transform themselves to only GM cars, one funky bot called “Jazz” and an Xbox 360 bot.
Finally I thought it interesting to see Michael Bay poke fun at the current president (“Could you wrangle up some ding-dongs, darling?”). I also noticed the apparent lack of American flags, present in most other Bay movies.
All in all, Transformers is eminently watchable, especially on the big screen. Make no mistakes: 4 stars is a lot for a movie based on plastic toys from the 80ies.