"Liberal and Proud" wants to know what I think about "Transformers," the Michael Bay-directed, Steven Spielberg-produced live action adaptation of the animated series of the 1980's. My initial thoughts are, absent the trailers exposing the only exciting scenes in the film, this could be a wildly entertaining and visually astounding ride. Shia LeBeouf is a strong young actor (rent "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" rather than waiting for "Disturbia"). TV actor Megan Fox ("Hope & Faith") makes the leap to the big screen. John Turturro, Jon Voight (voice), and Bryan Cox (voice) all appear in the film. Robert Orci & Alex Kutzman who teamed up for "Mission: Impossible III," wrote the script. Steven Spielberg is on board as the executive producer. All of those things give me hope.
But here's the thing. If anyone can royally f*** up a film, it's Michael Bay. He's absolutely awful. Seriously, "The Island," "Bad Boys II" and "Pearl Harbor" are the only films he's made this millenium. So I am very skeptical, to say the least.