Tuesday, July 03, 2007

New York Gets Caught in the Grip of Transformers Mania

You've already read the greatest review of Transformers ever. Now you can read mine:

The old Transformers cartoon was made for kids. The new live-action Transformers movie is so infantile it could have been written by one. What a shock, then, to see the names of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman listed as its screenwriters. The talented co-authors of Mission: Impossible III and many of the very best episodes of Alias don't seem the type to write a graphic robot urination joke. The soundtrack of the first Transformers movie, the cartoon one from 1986, implored its audience to "dare to be stupid." Orci and Kurtzman have bravely answered the call.

Also, one addendum to the review; while looking up some movie times for tomorrow (gotta do my patriotic duty for Independence Day and watch John McClane shoot evildoers), I made an alarming discovery: Transformers is showing at least 46 times at the AMC Loews in Times Square. Seriously, 46 times. Here is the list when you look the movie up on Moviefone.com:

4:20am | 4:50am | 5:20am | 5:50am | 6:15am | 6:40am | 7:10am | 7:40am | 8:10am | 8:40am | 9:10am | 9:40am | 10:00am | 10:30am | 11:00am | 11:30am | 12:00pm | 12:30pm | 1:00pm | 1:20pm | 1:50pm | 4:30pm | 5:00pm | 5:15pm | 5:30pm | 5:50pm | 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 7:40pm | 8:10pm | 9:00pm | 9:30pm | 10:00pm | 10:30pm | 11:00pm | 11:30pm | 11:50pm | 12:10am | 12:40am | 1:10am | 2:40am | 3:00am | 3:20am | 3:50am | 1:40am | 2:10am

Because you see whole new layers to Transformers when you watched it at 6:15 AM.


Blogger Pete said...

"Rachael Taylor as a gorgeous computer hacker (aren't they all)"

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Blogger Jarod said...

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8:50 PM  
Blogger Jarod said...


Tranformers mania infected everything til the simpsons took over, even my voicemail provider got in on it and sent me an old-school greeting for my mailbox:


8:52 PM  

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