You have visited the website of Michael Bay lot. I know that I do. Otherwise, how will I know what Michael Bay is thinking? But I must say I was disappointed in his New Year's Eve entry. He wrote:
"For the millions of viewers that logged on this year I want to thank you for the support. Transformers 2 will be coming soon. The new robots are really really unique and there are a lot of them this time."
So there will be a lot of robots, "this time." (Unlike the last time?) It's great, but what about humans? Mr. Bay seems to be focusing solely on the robot characters, and while I agree that they are a vital part of the story, they are certainly not the most important. If Mr. I think Bay go to a movie just to see Transformers space robots guys who turn into cars, it is sadly mistaken!
The rest will continue to explore the burgeoning romance between Saturday and Mikaela Witwicky Barnes, played with so much in the original by Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox? These are two refreshingly original characters, and their relationship stirs the soul at many levels. It would be a pity if the result pushed them away in favor of more action. I am also curious to know if Mikaela will ever be able to find a shirt that fits her.
I was moved by the story of Captain William Lennox (Josh Duhamel), the army officer who has a wife and baby at home waiting for him. I bit my nails to nubs during the film, hoping that it would come back OK and his family! The result would be largely remiss if it did not address the issues the Lennoxes must suddenly face now. How is William adapt to civil life? Did he suffer from any post-traumatic stress? How does he fill his days?
And let me go on record now as saying that a film without transformers Jon Voight as Defense Secretary John Keller Transformers movie is not at all!
Was I the only one who felt sparks flying between the smart-aleck hacker Glen Whitmann (Anthony Anderson) and the beautiful Australian engineering Maggie Madsen (Rachael Taylor)? I know that this is not typical for overweight African-American comic character to the liquidation of the beautiful blonde – and that is exactly why I would like to see more Transformers break those boundaries! Show us the hidden depths of emotion into these characters! For us to prove that he really is "more than meets the eye."
What about Mrs. Witwicky's flower garden? After the first film exciting 45-minute sequence in which the Autobots while trampled and tore the lawn, I am worried Saturday that the mother will blame him for that. Will it harm to the mother-son bond? The following shows the garden replanted and prosperous again? Or will it still be destroyed, a sad monument to the shenanigans of the first film? I am excited to see what direction will Mr. Bay.
I am grateful that Paramount is taking the financial risk of dangerous even make a sequel, and I am extremely pleased that Michael Bay is once again aboard the director, mastermind, and creative guru. Mr. Bay, I say: I know that the temptation to cram sequel full of robots will be great. But please do not abandon the rich, memorable characters of the man who made the first film such a wonderful artistic. I am sure I am not alone when I say that you could simply disappear and robots still have a fascinating, deeply touching story!