I finally gotten a chance to watch Transformers and it was freaking awesome !
When I had first heard that they were making a life action movie of it, I thought the amount of CGI they would need would ruin it totally. But I was quite pleased to see the awesome job that showed through the trailers. And interestingly, Michael Bay was one of those involved. With the exception of Perl Harbor which bored the ever loving crap out of me, I've enjoyed most of the films that hes directed.
Transformers is arguably one of the best movies I've seen in a _long_ time. It's gotta be like the best movie since T2. And people that know me well, would know that is indeed high praise from me!
Because for me, T2 is just that kind of definitive movie... The kind that, if I had to select one movie to describe my generation. I would probably reach for Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Transformers really was done well, not purely authentic to the originals but close enough hehe. I remember talking with a friend, and were some what amazed that between me and her, that we could still remember most of the crud we watched when we were knee high lol.