They, Robots

USA Today has published this list (with descriptions) of many of the new and returning bio-mechanical alien shape-shifters we’ll be seeing when big robots throw smaller robots through a theater near you in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on June 24.

My favorite airplane of all time is the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and my favorite toy as a kid was Jetfire, who transformed from a robot into a high-tech fighter jet with armor and booster add-ons that allowed him to FLY IN SPACE.

So I should be happy that Jetfire is not only going to be in Revenge of the Fallen, but that they’ve also turned him into an SR-71 for the movie, right?

But unfortunately the brave robot warrior-scientist who spent his summers protecting the childhood me from evil robots in the woods behind my parents’ house has apparently been dumbed down for the movie, because the description says he’s old and worn down and forgetful. Hopefully they’ll fix him by the time the movie’s over.

I loved the first Transformers. It was huge fun with amazing special effects, lots of thrills, and lots of humor.

And Megan Fox.

The sequel looks even bigger; you can check out the trailer right here.