Way back when I had graduated high school, I saw the first Transformers movie. I had heard of Michael Bay here and there, I had seen… parts of Armageddon and had loved The Island. I had JUST seen the Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings movies conclude their trilogies. And I was looking for something new to love.
And then I saw a trailer about giant robots.
And I was hooked! The trilogy quickly became one of my most favorite series, ever.
(I did know about the toys and original TV show, thanks to my brother, but I had yet to actually dive in to the fandom.)
Fast forward seven years and I see this come up on my laptop one night:
Honestly I couldn’t believe what I was seeing: THEY’RE RELEASING A FOURTH MOVIE!! I screamed so loud that I think I woke up my whole house!
One of my most favorite characters throughout the Transformers series is Optimus Prime. And in this movie, his character changes. No longer do you see the calm, quiet, fair leader. You see an extremely pissed off Autobot. And let me say: when Optimus Prime is pissed off, you better duck for cover. It’s worse than anything Megatron could ever do.
(Not that Optimus would harm innocents, he’s still good. Very good. But… wow.)
Click below for my mini-rant about a specific scene in the movie. I put it under the spoilers, just in case.