Some of you are so sensitive, its pretty funny, haha.
I think everyone knows by now that I didn't care for the movies, so by extension I don't care that it made it this high on the board.
I think most people saw this movie since it was marketed the hell out to the public.
+ TF fans
And you have a huge number of ticket payers.
I'm not saying movie critics are the voice of reason in regards to these movies, as lots of movies I love are rated low on rotten tomatoes, but I think I know why TF "fans" (some just like the movie coz of Transforming robots, but don't know anything more than the movie) like these movies, and it seems to be mainly due to the visual content (as some of you have professed to already).
Now, i'm not trying to be mean, but I do feel that liking a Transformers movie mainly for the visual content is somewhat of a weak reason to like a movie. I'm not saying its bad that you like the CGI, but I'm urging people to demand more from their movie experience. I dug the visuals, sure. But to me, and I'm sure to a lot of you, your eyes > brain see it as nothing but fake visuals. Thats simply the folly of CGI, no way around it. But if you add character, and story, and plot, you end up with a helluva good reason to overlook this instinctual response in your brain and actually become emotionally attached to the characters, and further, to the movie.
Of course this is the film industry today, and why more and more movies with better CGI gather more public interest > more CGI movies > loop
There (should be) more to movies than just CGI (albeit amazing); more than just nostalgia throwbacks, and mainly, more story. Less formulaic a progression of events would help too. It seemed like Sam is always going to be saved at just the right time. Its good once in a while for suspense, but when hes falling, and I don't care about the outcome coz I know hes going to be saved, the movie has in that instance failed. I could go on citing examples
, but I hope I made my points with clarity
Oh, and if anyone comes at me with that "It's a kids' movie" comment, I will sock you!
Just because a movie is for the youth doesn't mean it doesn't need good storytelling.