This newest version of “Transformers” is not an animated cartoon, like the earlier 1986 movie and the TV show. But it’s the same story, based on the popular kids toys.
In this version Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox play high schoolers who are the first to learn that the giants robots have come to Earth to battle it out. At the beginning of the film Sam. LaBeouf’s character, buys his first car and it turns out to be the alien robot Bumblebee. Soon the rest of the Autobots and the Decepticons show up and put on quite a show – for about 2 hours and 40 minutes!
“Transformers” is full of action and wild music. And while it may be a little too long it’s never boring. The robots are amazing. They look so real that it’s hard to believe they were all created with special effects.
Other actors include Jon Voight, Josh Duhamel and Anthony Anderson, who has most of the funny lines.
The movie is rated PG-13. Children 6 and under may be a little scared by the fighting and loud soundtrack so keep the young kids at home.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Transformers” gets a B. Looks like the start of another successful Hollywood franchise.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic/entertainment reporter in 2006 at the age of 7. Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases. All together he has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9.
LCJ appears every Friday morning on WGNA-FM . His movie reviews are also posted on his website, his YouTube channel and the popular website Cultjer.com. He is also a contributing writer for Jerry Beck’s AnimationScoop.com. Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE” (every Sunday at Noon ET). And “The LCJ Q&A Podcast” features interviews with celebrities and filmmakers. Among those who have joined LCJ on the show are comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried, “Wallace & Gromit” creator Nick Park, Emmy-winning game show host Todd Newton and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.
Lights Camera Jackson has been co-starring in photographs with his favorite celebrities since he was 6 years old. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest appeared in the first. Seacrest was a VIP guest at a local telethon. Jackson, a big fan of “Idol”, approached Seacrest during a break and asked for an autograph. The “Idol” star eagerly obliged. Jackson and Ryan then posed for this photo.
Since then Jackson’s collection of photos with stars from film, TV, stage and sports has grown to over 400. Every one represents a special moment in the life/career of Lights Camera Jackson and includes its own unique backstory.