Transformers is yet another one of those movies that I used to think was going to suck but that I now am starting to think might be lots of fun. And this two new character posters actually make me look forward to it more.
Here is what I like:
- The look of the robots themselves is very realistic. The toys and cartoons were always very, well, cartoonistic. In the movie they seem to be going for a more “what if giant robots really existed” style, which should make for a very different, more serious version of Transformers. And I like that. As much as I loved the toons when I was growing up, I’d rather the film gave us a perspective we haven’t seen before.
- The posters makes the film look huge and epic. I’m mostly referring to how the city seems small compared to the robots. This manages to make the stakes seem higher, since we are able to imagine that the robots are capable of causing some pretty big havoc in our world.
And what I don’t like:
- I’m afraid the robots might be a little too inexpressive. Sure, there will be humans, but we need to bond with the Autobots too, and hate the Decepticons. It’s hard to feel anything too strong about a machine that doesn’t really have much of an expression.
- Don’t they look a little too much like each other? Perhaps that’s part of the point. And you can tell that the one with blue paint and eyes is the good guy, and the one with only black paint and red eyes is the bad guy. But I still wished their designs were more different from one another.
The transformers are coming our way in July.