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Transformers is Totally Badass™

04 July 2007

Transformers is Totally Badass™. Doesn’t really justify a full review, but some notes:

  • The Decepticons (the side of evil) all take the form of machines of war—weapons—while the Autobots (the side of good) all take the form of classic symbols of American consumerism.

  • We first meet the Autobots in America. The Decepticons, on the other hand, are encountered in the middle east (Qatar, in the UAE), then bring themselves and their terror to America.

  • It’s curious how so many of the alien races we invent describe us as ‘a violent race.’ I mean, the only possible explanation is that we consider ourselves a violent race, which means we have some idea that this isn’t the way things should be… but we’re still violent? On the bright side, violence is supposedly diminishing over time.

  • People really want deep government conspiracies to exist.

  • For all that I’m close to pacifist, hi-tech military hardware is FREAKING AWESOME. Military aircraft in particular. Phwoarr.

  • I gotta be honest, Quentin Tarantino made far better use of Tomoyasu Hotei’s Battle Without Honor Or Humanity in Kill Bill.