Transformers Review in Malaysian Today

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  1. raptorclans

    raptorclans Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe I haven't posted this till now... This was a review article from a newspaper I work at, and I believe is the 1st review in the country (Malaysia) when it was published on the 21st of June last week. My editor was among the lucky few to catch the movie, and he rather liked what he saw...

    The article (*MIGHT* Contain spoilers... I didn't read it to avoid surprises):-

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    Heavy Metal

    "Transformers is so good, I’ll transform into a red truck and run you over if you don’t watch it."

    After months of waiting with bated breath for Optimus Prime to descend into the cinemas, I can say this – Transformers the movie, will leave you breathless.
    It was with much skepticism that I scoffed at the first announcement trailer (the one with the robot silhouette on Mars). Simply because I doubted Hollywood’s ability to actually manifest our beloved giant robots on a live action film. But Tinsel town, oh glorious bastion of over-the-top entertainment, has delivered like never before. The CGI in this movie is so detailed and lovingly rendered it’s hard to believe that the robots aren’t really alive.
    Transformers is one of those movies that will be the talk of the town on its cinematic run and eventually, a DVD staple in every home. Not only that, it will also ceaselessly play at all electrical retail outlets simply because it pushes all known boundaries of visual and aural overload. If your friendly neighbourhood TV salesman wanted to show off his new super-expensive, state of the art home entertainment system, Transformers is the way to go. And unbelievably, it still won’t be enough to truly show off the magnitude of Transformers’ greatness. It’s THAT spectacular.
    Imagine this. It’s an all-out robotic close quarter combat in a jam-packed city. Amid the laser cannon shots, multiple heat-seeker missiles and steel-on-steel melee are human soldiers gunning down the Decepticons and civilians running for their lives. There’s so much happening at one time, you forget to breathe and wince every time Megatron’s armoured fists slam into Optimus.
    The climactic battle scene is so intense, any Transformers fanboy will think that they’ve died and gone to Cybertronic heaven.
    It’s a bona fide cinema-must-watch. Only in the theatres can you fully appreciate the carnage that unfolds relentlessly in large robotic dollops.
    And despite the formulaic silly humans that infest this mechanical fantasy, the hero, Shia LeBeouf is quite endearing. I don’t have to spoil the plot for you, because you already probably know that all the hoo-ha on Earth is all due to the All-spark; the life creating cube that the Decepticons crave and the Autobots have to destroy.

    Miss this movie at your own pop-culture peril!

    5 Stars and a !
    Autobots, ROLL OUT!


    - Imran Johri, Malaysian Today

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    I can't wait for this movie... screening's in a couple of days (here) :D 
     
  2. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    I'm Malaysian...HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED THIS?!? Oh well.

    Yet another great review, huzzah!

    Which paper was it by the way?
     
  3. raptorclans

    raptorclans Well-Known Member

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    Hi, fellow Malaysian :D 
    It's in Malaysian Today (the title lol) hehe...
     
  4. DilaZirK

    DilaZirK Is bullheaded.

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    Malaysian Today...I thought you meant that literally. :lol  :lol 
     
  5. redsquadron

    redsquadron Token idiot...

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    He liked it then?? :thumb 
     
  6. raptorclans

    raptorclans Well-Known Member

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    he did mention that there were nods to G1, especially phrases... woohoo!
     
  7. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    Sweet-to.
     
  8. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    This feel seems to be getting overwhelming good reviews. So far.

    Oh, and HE'S A PLANT!!1!!1!1
     
  9. redsquadron

    redsquadron Token idiot...

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    No way is Paramount/Dreamworks going to profit on this film if they're going to keep paying all these plants to right their fake 'glowing' reviews.;) 
     
  10. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    IT'S A TRAP!

    Seriously though, I like reading the good reviews. It makes Baby Rodimus smile as well.
     
  11. Lateralus

    Lateralus Well-Known Member

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    I am so putting that in my sig.
     
  12. JusticeSabre

    JusticeSabre FLUKE the SYSTEM.

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    OKAY. WE GET IT.
    This film has pretty CGI and the robots smash each other up.

    I'm starting to think that Hollywood could greenlight a "Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots" film, and people would nominate it for the Academy Award.

    RIP Transformers productions with heart.
    1984 - 1998
     
  13. ganymede2010

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    GAHHHHH, this is worst then torture! All of these sick reviews, and I still have to wait 7 days!! The longest 7 days in my life! GAHHHHH
     
  14. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    I hear ya, I hear ya loud and clear \

    Welcome to the boards!
     
  15. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    Does it really hurt you haters so much that the film is getting good feedback? How do you know there is no heart? Yeah, that's right, you don't. Oooooh, that's right. You are going to steal the movie and not even bother buying a ticket....Nevermind.
     
  16. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    weeeeeeeeerd.

    punks.

    < is a plant
     
  17. Lateralus

    Lateralus Well-Known Member

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    With heart? Its a fucking toy commercial! What gives with you people?
     
  18. redsquadron

    redsquadron Token idiot...

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    Those sour grapes are the bitterest pill, if you'll forgive the mixed metaphor.
    Transformers with "heart" indeed, heh! Talk about seeing what you want to see.

    RIP rational, open-minded TF fandom
    1984 - Oh, wait, never.
     
  19. Rogzilla

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    Where is Galvatron8..er...6...7...5...3...09?or whatever...397 maybe? Anyways*points to his signature* OWNED! Quit with the hating and start with giving the MOVIE A CHANCE AT LEAST!!!!
     
  20. turk128

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    Just when I was taking people off the ignore list, too.
     

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