It is no secret yours truly is very hesitant about getting behind the new Transformers film. The reasons are many and varied, but mostly they revolve around the directorial talent of Michael Bay, and what I've seen of his work so far. However, if there is one thing I can definitely, without hesitation or doubt, 100% support, it is the vocal talent of Peter Cullen returning to voice the iconic Optimus Prime. An amusing "make Prime speak" contest just recently wrapped up, and if you surf by the official website, you can hear the results. They are, I must say, delightful. If you are in any way a fan of the original series, I suggest you hit up the website and listen to Optimus Prime throw around ten fantastic one-liners. Hearing him declare "Autobots, transform and roll out!" gave me small shivers. It makes me wonder, honestly, whether geek throwback elements such as Peter Cullen will be enough to outweigh any shortcomings of the film. Probably not -- but they will be enough to get me to shell out cash and visit the theater, which is probably more than enough for Paramount.
categories Movies, Cinematical