Echoing an EW Review of Tranformers, Sadistic Violence is Shocking!
I had read this review prior to seeing the movie, but was still shocked when I saw just how brutal Transformers 3 really was. SPOILERS
I'm not a huge "Transformers" fan. Not of the movies, and not of the cartoon. I always dug "Voltron" a lot more. Voltron seemed to have more depth, and was more of a space opera. That said there is plenty to enjoy in the Transformers films. The special effects are second to none, the action is heart-stopping, the women that Sam get's are inexplicably hot and to top it all off, you have 80's man Peter Cullen voicing the main character yet again.
I actually loved the first movie. It was simple and entertaining. The second movie was beyond bad and the fact that it made as much money as it did makes me question the sanity of most of the movie-going public.
I didn't doubt the third one was going to be vastly superior, though I didn't know what other dangers the planet could possibly be in, it seemed as though all crises had been exhausted. Just the same, a new enemy was found in the form of "Sentinal Prime," the former leader of the Autobots who had actually struck a deal with the Decepticons to ensure survival of their race...long story.
But this isn't so much of a review as it is a question that I pose to other movie-goers: "For those of you who saw this movie, were you appalled by the violence in it and the behavior of the "heroes" or am I just becoming that out of touch with film?"
And again, nothing that I'm stating here is new, it's all summed up much better than I'm doing in the EW article, though I don't have quite the same disdain for Optimus as Mr. Franich. But for those of you who don't want to read the article here are the most offensive acts in the film:
1. Optimus rips a bad guys throat out
2. Optimus rips Megatrons head off (and takes the spine with it)
3. Optimus EXECUTES Sentinal as he asks for mercy
4. A group of Autobots RIPPING a Deceptacon apart PIECE BY PIECE but warn him before hand "This is gonna hurt"
Honestly I can't really get over at how extreme it is. What's more offensive though is just how unnecessary the brutality was. I know there are some folks that love that kind of thing but I always thought they were in the minority.
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