Insane, bloated, shambolic, exciting, awesome. This film lurches from ridiculous to sublime in a way only Michael Bay could make possible. You could write a long list of things that are wrong with this film, or spend the same amount of time writing a list of all the things that are awesome about this film.
When you consider the context with which this film is supposed to be taken, it would seem most of the criticism I have heard about this movie is largely irrelevant. It is a beautiful spectacle, I saw it in IMAX and it was a thing of beauty. Explosions, babes, and fighting robots – how can you possibly go wrong?
The film did seem unnecessarily long, and the premise of the movie was unnecessarily complex – which isn’t to say it was actually complex, but rather a far simpler premise would’ve more than sufficed. The action is relentless and the visual effects are seamless.
This is a Michael Bay film people, Michael Bay. Just remember that, and you’ll have a great time.