The three-day holiday weekend has left me feeling a little brain dead and sluggish. I can't decide if it's the result of excessive sunshine and relaxation or due to my viewing of the new "Transformers."
REEL TALK: 'Transformers'
Alien robots have indeed invaded our planet and are destroying humankind, one brain cell at a time. There are very few movies during which I have left before the ending -- "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" has earned that rare distinction. No matter how exorbitant the ticket fees are, the showing I attended inspired an early exodus from the theater simply because the movie was completely devoid of any logic, reason or value, managed to make spectacular 3D graphics monotonous and mind-numbing, and was at least 90 minutes too long. "Transformers" clocks in at 2 hours and 34 minutes, the duration of which is equivalent to the way 2-and-a-half-plus hours feels in a doctor's waiting room equipped with nothing but stale magazines to help pass the time.
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There was not one single moment in "Transformers" that made me think, "I wonder what's going to happen next," or "I want to keep watching." Not a one. Shortly before my departure, I considered Googling the ending of the film on the ride home. This thought did not occur to me again until two days later. I still don't care enough to find out.
I have many questions following my viewing of "Transformers." I hope someone out there can help me find the answers to the following queries:
After watching "Trans-formers: Dark of the Moon," I felt diminished my intelligence, my time, my funds. Don't let it happen to you.
A new trailer for the upcoming final installment of "Harry Potter" was by far the highlight of my "Transformers" experience. Tickets for opening night on July 15 have just gone on sale at the Dunkirk Movieplex. Visit www.dunkirkcinemas.com for more information.
For tickets, visit chautauquatickets.ciweb.org/ or call 357-6250.
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April Diodato is the OBSERVER Lifestyles editor. Send comments, events and unsubstantiated gossip to firstname.lastname@example.org