4.5 Action Packed Spectacular drlowdon | 01/06/2011 | See all drlowdon's reviews (468) Based on the hit cartoon of the 1980s Transformers tells the story of the ongoing struggle between the Decepticons and Autobots. When the battle comes to Earth only the unfortunate Sam Witwicky stands in the way of the total destruction of mankind.The movie runs at well over two hours but at no point does it feel like a chore to get through. The opening half-hour of the movie is surprisingly humorous as the excellent Shia LeBouef gradually begins to understand exactly what is happening, starting with his own car. Once the plot explanation and character introductions are out of the way the remainder is all out action. The special effects are exceptional throughout with the highway chase scene, involving Optimus Prime, being a particular standout making for a perfect summer blockbuster.