So, I was practically dragged kicking and screaming to the sneak last night by my husband. He was super-excited, as I am sure are most men his age, about the movie and we have had tickets for weeks. I went just to humor him and maybe experience part of his childhood with him (he still gets transformers as birthday gifts). Not knowing what I would think of the movie. I actually liked it. A lot in fact. We saw the film in a theater with digital projectors and the effects are really awesome, its the next step in CGI, I think. All the effects and explosions are offset by a sense of humor and lots of reverence for the source material. Sometimes it seems like a lengthy commercial for GMC cars, but all in all, this is what summer movies are about. It is sure to create a whole new generation of fans. In the screening I attended, the house was full of young males of a certain age, laughing, cheering, and applauding.
I recommend it enthusiastically! I got chills and didn't expect to. Also, watch for a pretty brilliant trailer for an untitled J.J. Abrams project. I have no idea what the movie is called or what is about, but it certainly piqued my interest!
So, what did everyone else think?