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It’s a Great Time to be in My Late-20’s

My wife and I were walking through one of Manhattan’s street fairs yesterday, and I happened to notice the poster on a billboard like this one:

My jaw dropped. Really?! A Transformers movie?! Could it really be?! I used to watch this show all the time when I was a kid in the 80’s. To see them alive on the big screen would just be incredible–too good to be true. So I got home and googled it to find out if it were true: sure is, out on 7/4, the same day that that Independence Day came out (I don’t know why that came to mind).

The trailer looked pretty cool, I must admit. It got me excited–got my wife excited too (she also was a Transformers fan as a kid). The only fear I had was that the movie could never capture the depth of character development and relationship building that occurred in the cartoons–both of which were pretty sophisticated. But hey, the series went on for several years and it seems to me some crucial bots were left out of this movie (e.g. the Dinobots), so perhaps there’s possibility for a sequel.

In any event, I think I’ll enjoy this. I have a feeling that though kids nowadays will enjoy it too, though I’m positive only people my age will truly be able to appreciate how important, how historically momentous this movie really is. The new Transformers movie just adds to the g

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June 4, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. Welcome to the end of marketing adolescence when your childhood is repackaged for the next generation — oftentimes with much more style than the first go round 🙂

    Comment by Sam Wheatley | June 4, 2007 | Reply

  2. Justin,

    I’m slightly surprised you haven’t heard earlier- this is the focal point of most of my summer, and I have been in eager expectation for over a year. An old high school classmate of mine and UNC grad is in it.

    I get excited just thinking about it, and have worn my Optimus Prime under-roos for a month straight in anticipation (well, not really- but if I could find some that fit me, I would).

    Good you see you bloging again.

    Comment by Sam | June 9, 2007 | Reply

  3. I’m disappointed I didn’t know as well. I felt like I’d been hiding under a rock all this time–especially since billboards of this sort are everywhere in Manhattan.

    I do have other good news: I learned that the man who played Optimus Prime’s voice will do so again in the movie. That made me happy 🙂

    Comment by JD | June 11, 2007 | Reply


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