Monday, July 02, 2007

My Love Affair with the Autobots!

Last Tuesday, I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of Transformers at Cineleisure, Damansara. My colleagues won some tickets and one of them was so sweet as to offer to bring me along with her. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance. It was always fun attending premieres where one gets to see lots of local celebrities. I saw Paul Moss, Belinda from the 8tv Quickie and a couple of guys from the 'What Women Wants' reality programme.

We were somewhat disappointed to find our seats to be the 2nd row from the front but all were quickly forgotten as the movie started. What's a little neck pain and out of focus vision when you get to watch Transformers before the rest of the crowd right? Nevermind too that I was starving as we came straight from the office without dinner and were tired from all the bullshit at work. Transformers will be the cure-all that I need.

My main objective is to see Optimus Prime so I sat there and waited. To the uninitiated, Optimus Prime is the heroic leader of the Autobots, the good guys. Minutes passed by and still no sign of my beloved. Sure there were plenty of action sequences to keep me occupied and plenty of laughs but where's my Prime? Moments passed and then suddenly BAM! I knew that he was coming. So I waited in bated breath and sighed as he stood up to his full length in the first full movie appearance. As he uttered the words 'I am Optimus Prime.', I swear I was orgasmic! Nothing beats seeing him so alive and so big after all these years.

There were clearly other big Prime fans in the audience that night as the house broke into cheers and applause at that very sight of him. I was SO proud I could cry. To quote the official movie site, Prime is the "personification of courage, strength and integrity". What's not to love about him? None. Neck pain? Didn't even feel it one bit. Hunger pans? What's that? I was just a bright-eyed 8 year old watching my hero in all his glory. This sure beats the old cartoon movie by a hundredth mile when the stupid writers had him killed off. How dare they?! @^!%&^!%@!

Anyway, back to the movie, I was just enveloped in this warm fuzzy feeling all night long seeing the Autobots beat the nuts and bolts out of the evil Decepticons. How on Earth did they make robotic giants so sexy is beyond me. I am glad the trailer didn't spoil the movie as so many did where all the best bits are what you get in the teaser. This ain't such a movie. Don’t think the audience who have cheered and clapped AGAIN at the end of the 2 and ½ hours if it did. I love every teeny-weeny, itsy-bitsy second of the movie. In fact, this has got to be the best movie of the year by far. I give it an A+++!

To anyone who have yet to see the movie, and especially to those who grew up watching Transformers as a kid, I say, 'Autobots, transform and rollout!'