OK, so I’m a little late to the game…

…but Transformers was awesome. Sure, some of may say that you didn’t like the plot, and others may say that John Turturro hasn’t done a good film since Mr. Deeds. But I say, as a child of the 80’s, that this movie was awesome.

I was a long-time fan of the Transformers cartoon series as a kid (not to mention G.I. Joe, He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, etc.) But that’s not the point of this post. I could spend the next few days naming all of my favorite shows from my childhood (Animaniacs, for example). OK, enough.

I’m writing about Transformers because, well, I just saw it for the first time last night. I know, I know…what self-respecting technology geek waits nearly 4 months to see a movie that is guaranteed to bring back childhood nostalgia and fun? Me. That’s who. I very rarely get to the movies anymore, mostly due to being a parent, but I’m also generally too busy with work and life to get out to the theater for a few hours. I’ve relegated myself to the Netflix posse. I’ve accepted that I will see movies when they make it to DVD (or HD-DVD if available, thank you XBOX 360).

The problem with seeing 95% of your movie choices at home, however, is that when you see a really good one, like Transformers, you can’t go running to your movie-going friends the next day to talk about it. They had their conversations about it on July 5. You’ve got nothing for them but old news. So, I’m forced to wallow by myself in the excitement I had for this film.

They got the original Optimus Prime voice!

They used the original “transformation” noises!

Seeing them transform, fight, do just about anything in “live-action” was just awesome.

Does anyone else struggle with DVD excitement? Anybody want to talk about it with me?

3 thoughts on “OK, so I’m a little late to the game…

  1. Dude, just saw it for the first time on Sunday morning, so I’m a whole day ahead of you on the old news. The difference to me is I’m about 3 years too old to have the Transformers right in my wheelhouse, but the Optimus voice and the transforming sounds were very recognizable to me.

  2. I feel your pain on movies. I am usually 5 months or more behind. Since I not only wait for the movie to come on DVD, but I also wait for about a month or so after they are release on DVD so that I can buy them used for < $10.00…. No I have not find this movie for under $10 yet… 😦

  3. I haven’t seen it yet either. I went to the movies just after it was released, but ended up seeing Ratatouille…so I can relate to your comment about being a parent. Now that it’s out on HD-DVD, I may have to go buy the add-on XBox drive before I watch it…

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