#1 - Transformers
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS) Transformers, the 2007 live-action blockbuster movie directed by the maestro of destruction himself, Michael Bay, and produced by Steven Spielberg!
We enter sound effect heaven with our first entry in the Bayformers retrospective series leading to 2017's Transformers: The Last Knight.
We approach this cartoon-to-film story with a boy and his car action adventure starring the stuttering Shia LaBeouf. We get never before seen action as well as stakes on a global scale!
We explore the origins of the Transformers and explode with a big 3rd act full of robot on robot action - including our long-awaited showdown between Optimus & Megatron.
Did you know Megan Fox is really hot?
Help Chris endure Bay's huge cast and misguided 'comedy' while getting our epic introduction to the great Optimus Prime and his autobots. Do the multiple plotlines work together for a satisfying story?...Does it matter?
10:58 - Act I
29:39 - Act II
43:41 - Act III
1:09:30 - Different Take
1:13:44 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
Did Michael Bay grape your childhood? Let us know!
#2 - Revenge of The Fallen
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS) Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, the 2009 live-action blockbuster movie sequel directed once again by the action master, Michael Bay, starring Shia LaBeouf and produced by Steven Spielberg!
We journey back to sound effect heaven with our second entry in the Bayformers retrospective series leading to 2017's Transformers: The Last Knight.
The cast is back together with Bay at the helm for a bigger, prettier and louder sequel. Now the Autobots are working together with the humans in a hilariously maddening plot to defeat an ancient evil Decepticon, The Fallen.
We go to college with Sam, globe trot to Shanghai, explore prehistoric mythology, teleport.. to Egypt and experience Transformer heaven...
This sequel goes dark with a major plot twist that concludes with another EPIC, climactic battle atop the great pyramid!
Help Chris endure Bay's questionable 'comedy', an even hotter Megan Fox, embarassing college shenanigans, an overpowered Optimus Prime AND John Turturro's ass...Maybe some it matters?
13:30 - Act I
42:00 - Act II
1:05:01 - Act III
1:24:29 - Different Take
1:31:06 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
Is this the worst big budget movie of all-time? Let us know!
#3 - Dark of the Moon
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS) Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the 2011 live-action blockbuster movie trilogy-capper directed once again by the action master, Michael Bay, starring Shia LaBeouf and produced by Steven Spielberg.
We enter the best visual and sound effect heaven, of this film series, in our lead-up to 2017's Transformers: The Last Knight!
*Almost* all of the cast is back together with Bay at the helm for an even bigger, prettier and louder 2nd sequel. The Autobots are working with the humans to battle an alien invasion for the stakes our planet.
We investigate the far side of the moon conspiracy, welcome Sam's new (and even more out of his league) girlfriend, meet Optimus' mentor, Sentinel Prime and endure Sam's exhaustive job hunt.
We've got epic highway action, stunning 3D visuals, massive set pieces, betrayals, actual character deaths, the end of the human/Autobot alliance, apocalyptic final battles, Cybertron being brought to Earth AND the conclusion to the epic trilogy...
And Chris says goodbye to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.
Help Chris endure Bay's excessive indulging, an over tanned John Malkovich, an evil Dr. Dreamy and the worst use of Ken Jeong.
13:46 - Act I
31:38 - Act II
50:46 - Act III
1:11:31 - Different Take
1:18:24 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
1:26:13 - On the passing of Chester Bennington
Is Optimus OP Ex Machina badass enough for you? Please let us know!
#4 - Age of Extinction
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS) Transformers: Age of Extinction, the 2014 mega-blockbuster action movie sequel starring Mark Wahlberg and directed, once again, by Michael Bay.
The maestro of destruction takes the director's chair to follow up, not reboot, his wildly divisive yet insanely successful Shia LaBoeuf trilogy. In this in-depth film review we dive into the ideas the writers came up with to draw Mr. Bay back for his 4th attempt at bringing the beloved 80s cartoon to life.
Sam Witwicky is gone! We have a new, more adult, star in Dirk Diggler himself - Mark Wahlberg - and it's his most challenging role yet! Can Marky Mark pull off being a Texan inventor in this darker sequel that aims to change the game with multiple horrifying character deaths?
And then it keeps going.
We meet our new band of autobots as they explore the answers to both what the transformers are made of AND...what killed the dinosaurs!
And then it keeps going.
All 7000 'plot threads' collide in a 3rd act that features Megatron enacting his next plan for world domination, Optimus Prime going prehistorically OP and a human-built army of Transformers.
And then it keeps going.
!PLUS! "Family Comedy"
Join us en route to the sure-to-be-great 5th entry in our retrospective series with 2017's Transformers: The Last Knight!
ACT I - 18:13
ACT II - 43:19
ACT III - 1:13:50
DIFFERENT TAKES - 1:37:11
RATING/FINAL THOUGHTS - 1:40:47
Did this dinosaur-less entry crush your soul a bit as well?
Yet to come!..
Transformers: The Last Knight - November 2018
Bumblebee - January 2019