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What ‘Transformers’ Got Wrong

By on Jul 28, 2008 in Reviews, Tech Takes | 2 comments

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Ankur’s note: I’ve already made a long review of the movie Transformers, but Anuj had something extra to add.

Transfomers movie poster (small)

Transfomers movie poster (small)

If you haven’t seen this movie then I am advising you to drop any plans you have to do so, don’t waste your time. To tell you the truth all I could think of while watching this movie is you gotta be kidding me. Seriously the actors were rolling out jargon like the US mint, they had runaway intellectual deflation over there (seeing this movie can make your brain go into a recession).I didn’t know before watching this movie that DNA computers can perform quantum computation and why the heck will giant robots be bipeds at all and why walk at all? Bipedal movement is so imprecise and difficult to implement and why are they humanoids in the first place? Seriously the way they transform into small objects is totally ridiculous, I would like to know what happens to all that matter? Do they perform matter-energy conversions on the fly? I mean the only thing worth seeing in this movie are the special effects otherwise there is no depth in the plot which is virtually non existent.

I think that they should have seriously hired a technical consultant before writing the script or they could have checked it up Wikipedia. Maybe then they would have ALSO realized that the Beagle 2 was NOT a rover in the first place and that it was made by the British!

So this is a movie worth missing and the idea that modern technology came from alien technology is so 2001…


  1. Tikna

    July 29, 2008

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    If you start analysing movies from a tech and hostorical accuracy point of view, there is no end to finding faults.

    Enjoy movies for what they are, Transformers were never meant to be accurate representations, it was a cartoon (a good one, i loved the Minikon battles), and i used to watch it daily. The movie was an extension of the cartoon series and they wouldnt change a lot of things.

  2. Ankur

    July 29, 2008

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    @Tikna: Well…I’ve always said the only thing about Transformers that I liked was Megan Fox. About getting stuff wrong, I personally didn’t talk of the robots themselves, since they *might* be given leeway for fiction. But still, getting stuff wrong about the Beagle 2 lander, and the ridiculous depiction of hacking is bad story writing. It’s something we can expect from a Michael Bay film.


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