Got bored last night so i just tuned in to CTV to watch Transformers (2007) and wow...it doesn't really hold up that well....to me. I think its the atrociousness of its sequels might have tainted it for me. I really really loved and enjoyed the first movie since the novelty of a live action Transformers movie was just cool. Scenes like "I'm glad i got in the car with you" All I can do is roll my eyes....yeah right. As well as how little the robots spoke so little. I have no idea why the couldn't have the Transformers speak in vehicle mode...I'm sick of the cybertronian gibberish i hear and also Starscream having two lines...that's sad. Especially since they had Charlie Adler. But what I remembered that i liked i still like is the Sector Seven and Hacker subplot. I wish Sam could have been a hacker or something...instead of being some teenager who's trying to get laid. John Keller was an actually smart, resourceful and gets to the point. He just wants to fight for his planet and man he looks cool with a shotgun. Glen, Maggie, Banachek. Why couldn't have they been the characters that returned in the sequel. Also Ironhide. Ever since last year the pain of Ironhide's anticlimatic demise and its lack of care that the other characters had for his death made me numb to the Bayverse version but man I forgot how cool he was, his truck mode is great, his voice was fantastic and that Aussie accent. loved it. I wish DOTM didn't just decided only to kill him...but spit on his grave while they were at. Ironhide is definatley the only Autobot (aside from Jetfire and Que) I liked in these movies. Also It was cool seeing the Decepticons as a threat. The Autobots had actual difficulty beating them. It took 4 Autobots to kill Brawl. Blackout though I didn't like how he went out getting shot in the balls. I wouldn't have bothered he should have been in ROTF not Grindor. Overall It didn't hold up as well but i still consider it the best of the Transformers movies. Now if only we could get a reboot that does this justice.