I am, of course, way too old to have been hit by the Transformers back in the eighties. And Pun Son was more of a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers buff. But we both had a great time at this movie. Against all odds, the moviemakers have hit on a workable formula to temporarily transform the audience into a bunch of 13-year-old boys, who are in total empathy with an anonymous kid riding in Mom's minivan, as Optimus Prime locks in mortal battle with an evil Decepticon:
I'm not sure if this works with audience members of the female persuasion, but, geez, this movie was a huge amount of fun for me, neatly turning off my allegedly mature intellect. It's exciting and funny. Special effects are effective.
Jon Voight and John Turturro bring the mature acting talent, but Shia LaBeouf is also pretty good as Sam, whose dad gets him a car that is not quite what it seems.