Watched Transformers @ 730PM with Sarah, Angela, Jeff and Daphne today. Although the trailer was exciting, this wasn’t one of my “top must watch” list, but when Sarah called, i thought “why not”.
High-school student Sam Witwicky buys his first car, who is actually the Autobot Bumblebee. Bumblebee defends Sam and his girlfriend Mikaela Banes from the Decepticon Barricade, before the other Autobots arrive on Earth. They are searching for the Allspark, and the war on Earth heats up as the Decepticons attack a United States military base in Qatar. Sam and Mikaela are taken by the top-secret agency Sector 7 to help stop the Decepticons, but when they learn the agency also intends to destroy the Autobots, they formulate their own plan to save the world.
I’ve never watched any comics or cartoon on this, so i couldn’t tell whether it was true to the story or not, but turned out it was pretty good movie. The story line was clear and concise, the transformations were realistic (well…at least not cheesy), the funny parts were funny. Although i felt touched when Sam tried to fight back the police for bumblebee, and when Jazz got torn in two by Megatron, mostly it was awe for the CG effects used. Oh, and the Camaro…
So Sam, the main character, is promised a car if he gets $2000 and three A’s. After much begging with his teacher, he gets his wish…
Ron Witwicky: [drives past a Porsche dealer] I’ve got a little surprise for you, son.
Sam Witwicky: No, no, no, no! Dad! Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me!
Ron Witwicky: Yeah, I am. You’re not getting a Porsche!
hahaha… so instead of getting a porsche, his dad drives him to a broken down car sales. Sam tries out the custom-faded, racer strips car and due to series of “accidents” the manager sells it for $4K.
Bobby Bolivia: A driver don’t pick the cars. Mmm-mm. Cars pick the driver.
Meanwhile, near the army base, a group of survivors is followed and attacked by one robot. One army has gotten hold of a cellphone from a civilian and tries to call the Pentagon while being shot at. Of course, the random call center worker totally doesn’t know about the danger and tries to sell them a calling package XDD. Maybe it’s just me, but call centre people really don’t know (don’t care) what kinda emergency you’re in!!
[Captain Lennox is trying to call the Pentagon while his men fight Scorponok]
Captain Lennox: I need a credit card! Epps, where’s your wallet?
USAF Master Sgt. Epps: Pocket!
Captain Lennox: Which pocket?
USAF Master Sgt. Epps: MY BACK POCKET!
Captain Lennox: You got ten back pockets!
USAF Master Sgt. Epps: LEFT CHEEK! LEFT CHEEK! LEFT CHEEK!
[Captain Lennox is using Epps’ credit card to call the Pentagon while his men fight Scorponok]
Captain Lennox: Okay, it’s a Visa…
International Operator: Also, sir, have you heard about our Premium Plus full service call package?
Captain Lennox: NO I DON’T WANT A PREMIUM PACKAGE!
Many scenes of them racing down highways and fighting off each other while trying to get Allspark to a safe place. Six people fighting the Frenzy bot until he finally cut his own head off…”oh shit”XD
The ending quote was also quite touching. Humans are such weaklings and so violent. Yet when given the choice, Primus didn’t attack them. Bumblebee who had even been tortured by them still protected and fought with the humans. I mean, it’s nice to know even when humans feel disappointed in other humans, that there is still some “outer force” who can still believe in us to do good over evil…@____@”
Optimus Prime: With the Allspark gone, we cannot return life to our planet. And fate has yielded its reward: a new world to call home. We live among its people now in plain sight, but watching over them in secret, waiting, protecting. I have witnessed their capacity for courage, and though we are worlds apart, like us, there’s more to them than meets the eye. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars: we are here, we are waiting.
Went to Young Young for hotpot and bbt afterwards. Few things that pop on my mind…
- The lovely warm evening temperature…okay, it was hot!
- Chatting about annoying people who “just don’t get the hint”
- Debating what 海陸空 includes, thinking it’s actually chicken egg (tho it doesn’t fly), lettuce and shrimp. XD
- The stinky egg we tried to boil
- Having such a great, helpful bunch of friends who i’m willing to trust with my life = 3=…okay maybe not that drastic XD
And in conclusion of the day…
- i want a Camaro…>”<