Banged-Up Fun

The Baltimore Sun

More so than any movie in recent memory, Transformers insists that audiences just go with it. Do that, and you might be surprised how much fun you'll have. Resist, and this probably wasn't a wise filmgoing choice in the first place.

Opening tonight in some theaters and tomorrow everywhere else, the action flick has so much going for it - namely, the supremely cool spectacle of watching cars and trucks rearrange themselves into giant robots - that its very real problems are easy to overlook. And if you're lucky enough to be in a theater full of crazed Transformer fans, all the better. It's hard to imagine them demanding any more from a film about shape-shifting alien robots than what this one provides.

Transformers (Dreamworks, Paramount) Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Jon Voight. Directed by Michael Bay. Rated PG-13. Time 144 minutes.

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