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.
In addition to writing my novel, I have started a fanfic as a de-stresser, I guess you could call it.
Check it out here:
All That We Need In Our Lives
Here’s the summary:
“Optimus Prime receives a strange transmission when he thinks all hope is lost for finding the Allspark. He discovers it is from the mind of a sixteen year old girl, Kate Forge. Together, with the Autobots, Sam, and Mikeala they must find the Allspark, defeat the Decepticons… and Kate and Optimus must confront their feelings for each other. During Transformers 2007. Optimus/OC”
So go check it out!! It’s a taste of my writing, but not an original story. It’s a Transformers fanfic.
For those of you who may not know what a fanfic (short for fanfiction) is, it’s defined as: “Fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, etc.”
It’s something I’ve always done, and plan to continue doing. As an outlet. Although I have had ideas ever since I was a pre-teen, I’ve never published my ideas. And now, I am.
Yesterday I went with my boyfriend to see the new Tranformers movie.
Let me just say: I HAVE BEEN WAITING THREE YEARS FOR THIS!
AND IT WAS FLIPPING AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Seriously. I think I just go to these movies to see Optimus Prime. Cause he’s awesome. And I’m a bit of a Prime fangirl. I… actually have a crush on him… which can be considered weird. I don’t consider it weird. But it’s, like, human + robot.
Eh I’m a nerd.
I’m so excited to see what they do with the next movie. Transformers 5 is going to rock. And it might be a little different because of how they ended 4… but I’m purposefully not giving spoilers.
My ONLY criticism with the movie is: they had no mention of Sam, Mikaela, Carly, Lennox, Simmons.
You don’t know what happened to them!!
I know Michael and the writers wanted a fresh start (see the article here: “Transformers 4 producer explains where Extinction fits” ), with a fresh cast, but Sam’s relationships with Bee and Optimus were grounded. They were established. And both parties were not the kind of people/robots to just randomly walk out of a friendship like that.
So I would like to know: what happened to everyone in the five years between 3 and 4?
What about you guys?