Transformers Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon first published by EyeforFilm, 1 July 2011 Cast your mind back to 9/11. Lost for words to express the enormity of the horrific spectacle unfolding on their screens if not before their very eyes, people kept incredulously repeating the mantra: “It’s like something out of a movie.” Well, Transformers: Dark…

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen first published by EyeforFilm, 15 June, 2009 A title baldly declares that the film we are about to see has its origins in Hasbro toys. Over images of a one-sided battle between men and mechas in a rocky landscape, a booming voice-over declares: “Earth – birthplace of the human race…

Transformers

Transformers (2007)

Transformers first published by EyeForFilm “Cool, mum!” says the little boy in the passenger seat of a car as above him two towering robots fight each other, in the process destroying anything (vehicles, pylons, the freeway itself) that gets in their way. The mother, needless to say, looks less pleased.Little boys are certainly one target…

Transformers The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Transformers: The Last Knight first published by Sight & Sound, August 2017 Review: “This is what the end looks like.” This line comes in the opening sequence of Transformers: The Last Knight, as men in armour fight a ferocious battle in a field in England, sometime during the Dark Ages. As King Arthur’s small band is…

Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Transformers: Age of Extinction first published in Sight & Sound, September 2014 Review: “Sequels and remakes, a bunch of crap”, complains the old timer who is dissolving his beautiful film theatre after ’79 great years’, and expressly blames films just like Transformers: Age of Extinction (which is both a sequel and a cinematic reimagining of…