See how the mighty are fallen.
Difficult to believe the director of the
all-time classic Re-Animator, the pretty-damn-good From Beyond, and
the not-bad Dolls can be responsible for this live-action Transformers
movie. Perhaps something was lost in the crash of Empire Pictures. After
WW III, international disputes are settled by giant robots battling it out,
controlled by men in their heads (remote control not being conducive to the
plot, I assume). After an accident kills 300 spectators, the US champion,
Achilles (yes, it's US vs USSR - passe or what?) retires, only to be
dragged back for a last battle. Any guesses as to the outcome? The FX are
more realistic than the acting, and in the future, you'll be glad to know
white boiler suits are in.