• Alas, the film – just like its favoured food – is pure junk.

  • Watch this one if you are a true blue fan of ’80s action thrillers who would like one more walk down the nostalgia lane with ‘old’ heroes. For the rest of us, it is time to dust out those old CDs and watch a re-run of their truly good films.

  • Probably the most light-hearted Marvel movie, this one pulls you in with its wacky narrative turns and keeps you engaged in a world far, far away where anything can happen. If a popcorn cruncher is what you are out for, grab the tickets for this one. You will not be unhappy when at the end of the film, they tell you that they have just turned this one into yet another franchise. Bring them on, we say.

  • Fans of sword-and-sandal films are bound to like this one as well. Just leave your thinking caps at home.

  • The film is a screwball comedy in its truest sense. Buoyant and idiosyncratic, opulent and silly, this one is for lovers of cinema that goes beyond Hollywood mainstream.

  • Does the film work for adults? Not really, unless you are talking about a few good dialogues and some throwbacks. But before you accompany your kid to the films, here’s a fair warning: this is no Toy Story, this is just about them.

  • A perfect summer watch which will also give you something to think about – go for it.

  • While the film does get manipulative in places and is practically begging you to bubble, mostly it is infused with warmth, humour and acerbic comments. Scriptwriters do a commendable job in keeping the film funny and engaging and ensuring that the pathos don’t overpower us.

    Even then, carry your kerchiefs. But rest assured, you will come out of the theatre smiling.

  • With the fourth film in the franchise, one would hope, almost pray, that Bay is close to wrapping up the franchise. The truth is far from it. The next film is in the works and the climax of this one has sown its seeds.

    Going by how the earlier Transformers have done, it will leave the box office jingling. But we will be reading history or solving calculus – that’s so much easier to follow!

  • Unlike the usual kiddie fare, the underlying theme of this film is dark. It is not just any other animation film and brings up issues which need to be dealt with. It is a metaphor for how humans deal with ecology and also questions if peace is an option in the real world.

    The darkness is balanced well with humour in the film and even in the climactic sequence, you will find something to smile over. In fact, that’s what you will find yourself doing when credits roll.

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