Yes, we loved it.
***don't read if you don't want to know ANY thing about the movie***
It was a bit much for my 5yo dd.
It is definitely written for the older viewer in mind, some bad words, provacativley dressed girls ect. Marketed to teens & up but younger kids will be attracted to it for the robots & gravitate to the toys ect.
It was a great action flick from start to finish. A 4 nail biter. lol It was exciting, not a dull moment & over all great if you don't mind the few things I mentioned above. I love Shia Labeouf! Not cheezy in the least bit. The heroes were great, all of them. The movie is amusing in the humour department too.
A few personal thoughts:
1st: Power.....do you realize if you are of the generation that is excited about this movie because it is reminiscent of your youth & watching the cartoons & buying the toys....well, this movie is directly marketed to you & no doubt your children who you will enjoy buying toys for so you can play w/ them yourself. That is exactly what they want you do to. That gives me quite a sense of power to know that my pocket book is being wooed. Do you realize that? They are marketing directly to YOU, to US. They want our money, of course but that means we are the ones that hold the power...because power belongs to the ones spending the money.
Do you get what I'm saying? We decide how to spend our money. We are the demographic who's attention they are trying to get, not our parents. That means where we spend or don't spend our money makes a difference. It says something. It means something. What do you want to say?
2nd: All the depcepticons (aka: bad guys) were military or law enforcement vehicles. hhmmm??? My brother says that is how it was in the cartoons...I don't know but I thought it was worth mentioning. They clearly do NOT mind killing or hurting humans. The autobots (aka: good guys) make it clear they will sacrifice themselves rather than hurt a human being.