Transformers is an all-out robot deathmatch of epic scope, grandiose enough to melt your eyeballs after viewing the Ark of the Covenant.
It's simple. Do you like robots fighting and breaking stuff? Then you'll love Transformers, a movie about two races of transforming robots, the Autobots and the Decepticons, fighting over the fate of Earth.
Transformers is based on the 80s toy and cartoon series... nearly every male of my demographic (24-29) grew up desperately wishing to be taken away by the Transformers and converted into a transforming robot. I wanted this so bad that I used to 'practise' transforming into the few shapes that I could manage, ie. a chair, a mat, part of the wall, etc.
Needless to say, this ultra-violent movie scratches a more-than-seven year old itch that has been festering with dreams and nostalgia. No expense has been spared, neither on the filmmaking nor the marketing side, ensuring that this 4th of July release will be the hit of the summer.
Skeptics were fretfully worried that Michael Bay would drop the ball on this, and packs of fanboys sharpened their canines in preparation for a deadly advance on Bay's studio. They can rest assured, however, that Transformers will live up to the hype.