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( Jul. 9th, 2007 05:40 pm)
Thanks to this weekend's viewing material, I have come to two slightly embarassing conclusions:

I wish to read h/c threesome fic about two teenagers and a robot that turns into a car (yes, I know, shut up).

I wish to read a Supernatural fic where the Impala is actually a Transformer and talks to Dean through the radio. Dean flipping out and throwing a temper tantrum over this discovery is optional.

As you may have gathered by this point, Transformers is awesomeness cubed. There are robots! That turn into cars! And blow things up! Lots of things! Boom! While supporting the American military! And the female characters don't suck!

When Optimus Prime uttered the line "Autobots, roll out!" half the theater burst into spontaneuous applause. I, um, may just possibly have been one of them.

The movie got a lot of military support (you can see it in the film, which showcases several of the military's newly operational aircraft, like the F-22 Raptor and the V-22 Osprey, and which has some nice sequences of F-22!Starscream dogfighting with Air Force F-22), and it shows--in adition to being a two-hour toy commercial, it's also a very pro-military film. Even the Secretary of Defence character (unlike the President, an obvious Bush parody, Mr. SecDef is completely fictional), who starts out the movie as the classic "Sci-fi movie politician who won't listen to his subordinates' dire warnings," turns out by the end of the movie to be both baddass and competent.

And it says something about the current state of the world that we've been in Iraq and Afghanistan long enough that "random military base in Iraq" can turn up as a setting for the opening scene of a movie that has nothing to do with the Iraq war.


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