Movie Review: TRANSFORMERS – DARK OF THE MOON

“Years from now they’re gonna ask…where were you when they took over the planet?” The summer blockbuster season reaches its nadir with the third installment of Transformers, based on the popular toy line from Hasbro, and directed by Michael Bay, purveyor of overblown schlock. Bay’s first Transformers film was lifted above its leaden coming-of-age narrative by a Spielbergian…

Movie Review: TRANSFORMERS – REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Transformers was previously the most Michael Bay that Michael Bay ever Michael Bay-ed. But, Bay actually out-Bays himself with the sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The second film based on the popular Hasbro toyline is bigger, louder and longer than every previous version of the property combined. It’s a two and a half hour assault on…

Movie Review: TRANSFORMERS

Any child of the 80’s will remember how their Saturday mornings and after-school afternoons were spent watching mind numbing cartoons based around toylines. For girls, there was My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, and Rainbow Brite. For the lads, there was G.I. Joe,Thundercats, He-Man, and Voltron. Without a doubt, one of the most popular franchises was Transformers. The concept was pretty simple. Boys…

DVD Review: G.I. JOE – RESOLUTE

I am a child of the 80’s and growing up, G.I. Joe was my obsession. I had tons of the action figures and vehicles. I watched the cartoon every chance I got and I almost burst into tears when Duke got impaled by Serpentor’s snake in G.I. Joe: The Movie. I know there are more…

Blu-ray Review: G.I. JOE – THE MOVIE

Hasbro was rolling in the money with their Joe and Transformers toy lines. They also worked hand in hand with Marvel and animation studio Sunbow to create comics and cartoons for each property. At the height of their popularity, Sunbow was commissioned to produce feature-length films based on their hottest selling toys, G.I. Joe,  Transformers,…