Son, watching Revenge of the Fallen: "Optimus dies here but later he is saved by the All Spark."
My wife: "All stuck? Why they all stuck?"
The son and I replied together, "All. Spark."
"It is what gives the Transfomers life," I explained. As if that is the most logical thing in the world.
When you think about it, these Transformers movies are pretty violent. I mean, Optmus just ripped Grindor's face off in that battle. Just because they are machines, it's PG-13 to show that? Maybe I'm getting old and fuddy-fuddy about Autobot violence.
Isaac then asked me who the satellite Transformer was. Soundwave, I told him.
"He was supposed to be a cassette player in the cartoon," I said. "Just like Megatron was supposed to be a gun."
"Oh ya. Michael Bay said he didn't think it was a good idea to portray Megatron as a gun," said my 10-year-old.
"How did you know that? Michael Bay your friend ah?", I asked, surprised.
"Oh, I watched the bonus features in the first Transformers movie DVD."
At least I am getting some value out of that DVD if the kids also watch the extras. Next they will tell me they watched it with the commentary on too.
"Why are you fast forwarding this part?" I asked Isaac at one point.
"Sam and his girlfriend are just whispering stuff to each other. I want to watch the fighting scene."
Michael Bay would be proud that my kid cares more about the explosion parts of his movies than the dialogue.
Which is what Michael Bay movies are anyway. A three-hour long string of explosions held together by some kind of random plot and a bunch of hokey lines.
Then we came to the scene where Shia Labeouf says to Megan Fox after waking up from near death, and meeting the Primes: "I love you, I love you."
"Hurry up lah," heckled my son, "No time to kiss liao! Save Optimus!"