I took the day off.
I had to take soccergirl off to day camp, as Mrs Gunfighter had a big meeting to go to, and I had a midday Dr's appointment, so I bailed on the whole day.
After taking care of the whole off to camp thing in the morning, I went to my appointment and sat in the parking lot and read for nearly an hour which was really pleasant.
After I spent about 10 minutes with the sawbones I decided that I would head over to the mall and see what movies were playing, and if there were any worthy blow-stuff-up movies, I would pass a couple of pleasant hours watching thins/people getting blown up.
Well, the usual array of comedies (yawn) and chick flicks (thank you, no), I saw that the new Transformers movie was out and was starting right away. Great, I thought, I'll give that a try.
Well, I will tell you that for a summer action movie, at least for any male of the species, this movie had pretty much all that we can wish for it all... or at least mostly.
Let's review, shall we?
Robots? Check; Zany clueless parents as an attempt at humor? Check; Explosions? Oh heck yeah!, I mean Check!; Shia LaBouef (I can't be bothered to spell-check that kid's name) check; mildly racist stereotypical comedy relief robots? (an unfortunate) check.
I'll be honest, the plot is paper-thin, but who goes to see an action film for the plot? The acting was... meh, y'know, it's an action flick... we don't go for the acting, either. The best way for me to sum up is to say this: Lots of explosions, fighting robots, good cinematography, great special effects, lots of military hardware, and lots of tight shots of Megan Fox's bee-stung lips, Megan Fox's enhanced boobs, Megan Fox in hot pants and boots practically humping a motorcycle, Megan Fox in stilletto heels, and Megan Fox sweating, running, etc.
Did I mention that Megan Fox was in this movie?
I had fun for a couple of hours, and walked away not unhappy to have gone to see it. If you have the inclination, go see it, you won't be sorry that you did. If you have something else to do and you miss it, don't worry, it's an action film, you've seen enough of them to not be missing much.