On Intellectual Property Rights

I mean.. Come on….

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Palanca Awards (www.rappler.com) Palanca Awards (www.rappler.com)

Today I learned that the most prestigious writing competition in the Philippines, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, revised some of its rules, rules pertaining specifically to rights over property and ownership of entries sent to the award-giving body by contestants—-Filipino writers, budding, up and coming, seasoned, and veterans alike.

The organizers of the Palanca Awards had a stroke of brilliance and instituted rules that state, in plain words: anyone who enters the contest thereby surrenders copyright and all intellectual property rights over their entry piece. This means that the sponsors (Palanca Awards and their cohorts) can use all the literary pieces sent to them in whatever way they want: be it using the material to publish anthologies or novels and whatnot, adapting the stories into television programs or movies, translating the scripts from page to the stage, copying excerpts or even entire poems and turning…

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The De La Salle Song

Note: For entertainment purposes only, if you’re offended then you should reflect on your life.

De La Salle Song (in tune of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Kazakhstan National Anthem)

De La Salle greatest school in the world
All other schools are run by little girls
De La Salle number one producer of geniuses
All other schools have inferior geniuses

De La Salle home of Edu Manzano
He is Captain Barbell and ex of Ate Vi
His son Lucky Manzano is also from La Salle
His girlfriend Angel Locsin and ex is Anne Curtis

De La Salle De La Salle you very nice place
From the streets of Taft to the mountaintops of Dasma
De La Salle friend of all except Ateneo
They very jealous people who want to be La Sallians

De La Salle greatest inventors in the world
We invented Starbucks that Ateneans enjoy
De La Salle toilets cleanest in the country
Except of course those in call centers

De La Salle De La Salle you very nice place
From the streets of Taft to the mountaintops of Dasma
Come grasp the mighty arrow of our leader
From junction of its fletching to the tip of its head.

He Lived Long and Definitely Prospered

Leonard Nimoy populary known in pop culture as Spock

Leonard Nimoy populary known in pop culture as Spock (picture from @ANOVO twitter)

Leonard Nimoy, popularly known as Spock, passed away at age 83 because of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nimoy’s exploits are not limited to the far reaches of space and the Starship Enterprise. His chops in music, photography and poetry are only dwarfed by his skills in acting. Nimoy’s greatest contribution to the world was when he played Spock, a half-human, half-Vulcan Science Officer and Second Officer (even Executive Officer) in Star Trek both in movies (including the alternate reality version) and in the classic TV series.

Nimoy also lent his voice to numerous animations: Star Trek Animated Series,  as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Pagemaster, Transformers Animated Movie where he played Galvatron, and the live action Michael Bay’s Transformers Dark of the Moon as Sentinel Prime. He also appeared in The Twilight Zone, as a relevant character in the old Mission Impossible series, and numerous movies under his belt.

I’m no Trekkie but I enjoyed Star Trek movies (especially The Wrath of Kahn), I enjoyed watching him as Spock and I enjoyed his songs. As I end this short tribute to a great man, I leave you with his last tweet. Mr. Nimoy, thank you, we will live long and prosper.

Thank you for stating the obvious. The league kinda needs it

Pacquiao, the professional basketball player

Pacquiao, the professional basketball player

How do you become a professional basketball player?

That question is one of a thousand that will forever be embedded in the hearts and minds of us, the Filipino people. After all, our country’s number 1 sport is basketball and it is also our national sport. Every year majority of our countrymen tune in to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Collegiate Champions League (CCL), Fil-Oil Pre-Season Collegiate Basketball, the Philippine Basketball Association Development League (PBA D-League), the now defunct Philippine Basketball League (PBL), Liga Pilipinas, National Basketball Conference (NBC), Mindanao-Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA), for a time the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) and of course the 40 year old league that is the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Indeed we love basketball, other than the fact that the likes of Carlos Loyzaga, Kurt Bachman, Carlos Badion, Ed Ocampo to name a few represented and won various tournaments here and abroad. During the professional era, Robert Jaworski, Ramon Fernandez, Alvin Patrimonio, Benjie Paras, Allan Caidic, Nelson Asaytono, and even modern stars like Mark Caguioa, James Yap, Marc Pingris, Jason Castro, Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood etc. captured our hearts and imagination. In addition, our national team, Gilas Pilipinas brought Philippine Basketball back to the basketball map, so did the emergence of the Filipino Phenom Kobe Paras who is tearin’ it up in the United States high school basketball league and will most likely be part of the University of California Los Angeles Bruins (a top basketball program in the US NCAA).

Now we go back to the question above. How do you become a professional basketball player?

In a perfect world, a player would work on their game, they would spend hours in the gym lifting weights, run the treadmill, do a lot of training, join camps such as the Milo Best, the Skywalker Camp to name a few. High school players would also have to endure the rigors of competition, as hundreds if not thousands of those kids vie for a spot in an elite collegiate basketball program, not to mention the pressure of winning a championship or two for their alma mater.

The same can be said when a kid plays for a collegiate basketball team, they are expected to win a championship or two, deliver a once crappy collegiate team to respectability or elite level, among other things. There is also the pressure of making a good first impression, not only on both professional and semi-professional team scouts and the fans. The kid also has to worry about his grades because collegiate (even high school) athletes can be cut from a team if they don’t perform well in their academics. And we have to talk about pressure from other sides. Pressure can also come from the (insert name of the university or college here) community, the pressure of winning a championship or at least making it in the Final 4 after God knows how long. Then there’s also the PBA-D League, a stepping stone of sorts, a league where the kid can either play against, or be team mates with, his rivals in college. The D-League is where most of our promising collegiate players improve their craft and learn from former pros and coaches.

Then there’s the PBA Draft. According to a PBADraft.net article, an average PBA player stays in the league for a maximum of 5 years, so the promise of professional glory is not within reach just yet. Promising amateur/collegiate players such as Alex Araneta, Brixter Encarnacion, Ervin Sotto, Tony Boy Espinosa, Ruben Dela Rosa, and Marcy Arellano to name a few, are proof of this. Some of them had decent college careers, others even had great ones, but they ended up being either busts or scrubs that sadly became expendable as younger and hungrier players are ready to beat them over a PBA slot, and there is another factor called injuries.

Players have to work their way into their team’s rotation. A rookie at times would have a hard time cracking the main rotation, except of course if you’re Paul Lee, James Yap, Benjie Paras, Alvin Patrimonio et al.

Then we have the Filipino-Foreigners (Fil-For). A Fil-For has to prove his Filipino lineage in order to play for Asia’s pay for play league. They also have to serve a year or two playing in the PBA D-League before applying for the PBA draft. The Fil-For, like the homegrown athlete has to work their way up to the main rotation.

Making it to the PBA is hard, staying is even harder. Our professional players have to work, sweat, and bleed for every minute they get, every award, accolade and achievement. The crowning glory for every player is of course a championship. Every player would trade their Most Valuable Player award, Rookie of the Year award just to get that elusive trophy.

So again. How do you become a professional basketball player?

For Manny Pacquiao, just be a boxer, an eight division world champion, a singer, a movie and tv celebrity. Manny Pacquiao’s entrance to the PBA is perhaps the darkest day in professional basketball, even worse than the disappointing 2014 Asian Games campaign, more insulting than Robert Jaworski Jr. making it to the PBA. Manny Pacquiao in the PBA (and Chito Salud allowing it to happen) is a spit in the face of every youngster and veteran who worked their way to the PBA.

Months before and after his PBA debut, social media is flooded by people who raise their voice against Pacquiao playing and coaching for KIA, yet some of his fans who are probably blinded by his fame were riding his cock. I know it’s a marketing ploy from the PBA, but it’s still a mockery. Players in the PBA worked and fought for their way to the league (except for him and Dodot) and Pacquiao got an instant entrance to the PBA.

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Then we had Daniel Orton, former NBA player and draftee, the same Daniel Orton who you would probably use if your team is bugged by injuries in NBA 2K games, said something that everybody is afraid to say.

“That’s (Pacquiao playing) a joke, part of the joke I’m talking about. Professional boxer? Yeah. Congressman? Alright. But professional basketball player? Seriously? It’s a joke,” he said.

Orton uttered those immortal words after taking a humiliating loss against Pacquiao’s team KIA Carnival. Ignore the fact that Orton played horribly, ignore his 6 points and 3 rebounds, that is a different issue. Pacquiao is not only making a mockery out of the game that I love, the league that I grew up watching, he is also turning it into a damn circus with him as lead clown.

I know Pacquiao is following his dreams, but at what cost? He may have given about 15 slots to other players who want to relive their PBA glory, but he still stole one player’s dream. The slot could have been given to a kid who worked, sweat and bled, won championships, experienced heartaches and disappointments all throughout his amateur career. A player who really deserves it and even a coach who is primed and ready to steer a PBA team. I bet every one of us can name 10 players not playing in the PBA that are better than Pacquiao.

Here’s a thought, would you be proud if a foreigner who likes basketball asked you to watch the game live with him at the Araneta and sees Manny Pacquiao making a complete fool out of himself? Would you tell him how he got there?

THE 2015 NBA ALL STARS: A Post-Mortem Report

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The NBA All Star Weekend. It’s that time of the year when the best and the brightest NBA young guns, up-and-comers and even superstars gather for one weekend and exhibit their exceptional talent in front of the basketball world. The All Star Weekend is also the time when players from different teams bond, create new relationships and yes it’s also a time when superstars use the event to recruit incoming superstar free agents to join their team after the current NBA season. It’s also when the NBA and its players give time to their fans as they show their love and respect to them and the local community (in this year’s case Manhattan and Brooklyn).

The All Star Weekend is also when I remember the legendary moments of All Star Weekends past. Memories such as Larry Bird’s 3 championships at the 3 point Shootout, the jaw dropping and highlight reel rolling dunks of Dominique Wilkins, Larry Nance, David Thompson, Spud Webb and Michael Jordan, the hot shooting of Craig Hodges during the 1991 edition of the 3 point Shootout, Jordan’s performance in the 1997, 1998 and 2003 All Star Games and the hotly contested 1987 All Star Game featuring the pressure packed freethrows of Rolando Blackman (Dallas Mavericks, West All Stars) and his infamous reaction “CONFIDENCE BABY”.

Every year both hardcore and casual fans wait for memories that will be added to basketball lore. Whether it’s the Rising Stars Challenge: World vs USA, where The World Team won 121-112 behind game MVP Andrew Wiggins’ 22 points, the Skills Challenge that was won by Patrick Beverly,  the Shooting Stars Challenge where Chris Bosh (Miami Heat), Swin Cash (Chicago Sky) and the legendary Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks) won the championship for the third straight year, the duel between “the Splash Brothers” Steph Curry (eventual Champion) and Klay Thompson at the 3 Point Shootout, and who will ever forget the Space Jam dunk by Zach LaVine? And of course the annual battle of NBA stars, big guns vs big guns, East vs West in the All Star Game, in which the West won 163-158.

Like always, the NBA superstars wowed the crowd with dazzling moves both in the All Star side events (Rising Stars, Skills, Shooting, Dunk or my personal favorite the 3 Point Shootout) and the main event, the All Star Game. While I didn’t get to catch all the happenings, I got to enjoy most of it, like the thrilling Skills Challenge where Patrick Beverely shocked the competition and won this year’s title. The fiery 27-point performance by Steph Curry during the 3-point shootout gave me the much needed boost on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and I’m happy that they reverted the Dunk Contest back to its original format (because last year’s rules sucks balls). The Dunk Contest featured the duel between rising stars Victor Oladipo and Zach LaVine–well it WAS a duel until Oladipo got tired and started missing dunks while LaVine went on auto pilot when he felt he got the title in the bag. In addition the final round between Oladipo and LaVine kinda went downhill as both youngsters failed to give the crowd a mind blowing moment. Anyway, I’m happy that the original format and scoring is back, I wish they keep it for years to come.

Finally, the main event, the All Star Game. Boy, where do I begin? Well ever since it went on to become like a pop version of Woodstock with basketball players rubbing elbows with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez being head cheerleader, and Puff Daddy (yes I still want to call him Puff Daddy) or whatever his n’s is singing a gazillion songs (or artists that are similar to him) and just recently Ariana Grande belting out incoherent lyrics of her hit song. Then the game itself can be described as a glorified intra-squad practice. I can understand players standing around for 3 quarters or 2 1/2 quarters before ball movement and actual defense is played but in this year’s addition, wow, it’s like watching a train going head to head with a poodle.

I’m not saying it was a complete disaster but as a fan who grew up in the 90’s, I had the pleasure of watching old game tapes of All Star Games past, the glorious 80’s Bird, Magic, a young MJ, Isaiah Thomas, Tom Chambers, Blackman, Dantley, Moses Malone, Julius Irving et al. The  90’s with Jordan, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, Reggie Miller, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Chris Mullin, Shawn Kemp to name few. The early 2000s with Kobe Bryant, a 40 year old Jordan (yeah I’m a fan), Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, Stephon Marbury and others. The names I mentioned played how an All Star game should be played, they gave us a show and they gave effort. Games from 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, and I could go on and on, are still better (despite the ridiculous high scores) and had intensity and players showed effort on both ends. While I admit that I was still entertained, I still long for both players from the East and the West playing “intense D” when the game is on the line, not just stand around wait for someone to miss, run the break and maybe score.

If I can give this game a rating I would like to give it an average rating (last year I can give a rating of very good because they actually played D down the stretch, and not just allow the other team WIDE OPEN THREES, the East actually defended last year).

I know that this is one of the few times when players can actually enjoy, blow off some steam and go nuts but there are still fans who want to see effort. I’m confident that I’m not the only one who craves an All Star Game that is won by grit and determination (like the 2001 All Star Game, see I told you I can go on and on) or with the drama that is the 2003 Game. I feel that no matter how small or big we are we deserve that kind of action as well.

Overall both the sideshows and the main event delivered enough to give one good weekend, especially to those who stayed at home and forced their girlfriends (or boyfriends) to watch the event. Fans of the Three Point Shootout were thrilled with the Curry outburst, LaVine’s memorable dunks will be shown over and over again in future dunk contest montages. Young players such as Andrew Wiggins, Nikola Mirotic, Trey Burke, Giannis Ante.. err Ante… (googles the name) Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mason Plumlee, Victor Oladipo to name a few, showed the world that the future of the NBA is in good (or should I say best) hands.

Is this one of my favorite All Star Weekends? No, but it’s still fun and if you have extra space in your hard drive download it or if you’re subscribed to NBA TV or NBA Premium (or you only have Basketball TV) watch it, it’s still basketball and it’s still entertaining.

So folks that’s it for now and by the way, LeBron chickened out on yet another Dunk Contest to attend a fashion show, what a douche.

KAGILA-GILALAS ANG GILAS PILIPINAS

(from left to right) Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood and Team Captain Jimmy Alapag celebrates as Gilas beats Senegal to close their campaign at the FIBA World Championship

(from left to right) Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood and Team Captain Jimmy Alapag celebrates as Gilas beats Senegal to close their campaign at the FIBA World Championship

That’s it, after five games, five exciting games we close our campaign with a roar, a loud one at that. After giving powerhouse teams such as Croatia, Greece, Argentina and Puerto Rico the scare of their lives, we finally found the much needed win together with the admiration of the international press covering the FIBA World Cup or FIBA World Championship. Amidst the disappointment of coming up short against the powerhouse teams losing by 3 to Croatia, 12 to Greece, 4 to Argentina, and 4 to Puerto Rico, Gilas Pilipinas found enough confidence, found enough heart to pull off a shocker against Senegal (who last appeared in the FIBA World in 2006).

The journey has been long and hard for the team and the supporters, like me. We have to endure painful defeat and disappointments in Asia and BAP sending crappy teams to FIBA Asia Championship in the past. Last year though was redemption, though we failed to win the gold in FIBA Asia Championship falling to the Asian powerhouse Hamed Haddadi and Iran, we somehow captured the “Golden Silver” and booked a ticket to this year’s World Cup of Basketball. It’s been 36 long years since we last made it and we have to wait 40 years to book our first win in the said tournament, heck being in the World Cup itself is already a feat or better yet a big achievement to our national team or the basketball program in general.

Yes our dream of possibly advancing to the other stage of the tournament may have ended but the admiration from all over the worldwide basketball community will always be there. Our boys captivated the hearts and minds of the basketball loving world, even to the point that an ESPN analyst even said that “we’re the most fun team to watch in the tournament”. Tweets all over the world came in droves praising or maybe giving respect to Gilas especially in that heartbreaking loss to Argentina. The International Commentators (who I forgot the names, one of them is a coach) share their admiration to our boys. If the foreign basketball community were proud of our showing in the World Stage it saddens me that some of our countrymen don’t share the same admiration and respect.  I know you can’t please all of them but the realization that our boys fought hard, sacrificed and bled for pride and country should be enough to garner respect.

Finally, I just want to say, with this showing, scaring the crap out powerhouse nations Croatia, Argentina and Puerto Rico. Putting up one hell of a fight against the mighty Hellas from Greece and of course finally winning one against veteran team in Senegal, basketball has a bright future in our country. Gutsy performances from Gabe Norwood (those highlight reel moments dunking in front of Scola and Mata), our Naturalized player in Andrey Blatche, Jeff Chan (almost our hero in the Croatia game), Junemar Fajardo (who came up with the game of his life against Senegal), LA Tenorio, Jayson Castro, Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Gary David, Ranidel De Ocampo, Paul Lee and of course our Captain (Philippines) Jimmy Alapag will be looked at by our future basketball stars in Arnold Van Opstal, Jeron Teng, Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks Jr., Kevin Alas, Greg Slaughter, Gelo Alolino, Baser Amer, Garvo Lanete, Chris Banchero, Ian Sanggalang, Calvin Abueva, Raymond Almazan, Mike Reyes to mention a few. To Coach Chot Reyes, please stay as coach, having you replaced will delay the program two more years (at least). To Marcus Douhtit, Larry Fonacier  and the Gilas pool/cadets, batang Gilas, and staff and of course to the PBF and MVP our big thanks! #LabanPilipinas #puso

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Shout out to Azkals fans out there #SugodAzkals win the Friendship Cup!

Pictures: From the FIBA website

TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction. Why Michael Bay why?

Promotioal Poster for Transformers Age of Extinction

Promotioal Poster for Transformers Age of Extinction

Oh Michael Bay where do I begin? I know you produced a lot of Hollywood blockbusters but most of them are shit loads of monkey crap like Pearl Harbor and just about every f*ckin movie you made. You have the uncanny ability to turn my fondest childhood memories like the Autobots and Decepticons fighting instead you presented us (or me) a lot of stereotypes like what Emmerich does in some of his movies.

I remember back in 2007 when you were announced as director of the upcoming Transformers franchise, I looked back at Bad Boys and the Rock and I hoped that you can match whatever cinematic genius you pulled there to make those movie work. The Transformers hit the theaters back in 2007, I went out happy, despite the constant nagging of my cousin anticipating that I know every move or every dialogue that the character will say. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen came out and boy it was a disappointment, it was nothing more than an eye candy, the Prime(s) being here on Earth defies everything Transformers (then again this is an adaptation), I even got in a debate that he insisted I was “tanga” for saying the first one is better than Revenge, I just smiled and said nothing, rather than insulting his preference I just thought different taste, different preferences. Then Transformers Dark of the Moon came out and boy it was a dud, the acting was bad, the direction, pacing, everything was a disaster not to mention logically this can be the 2nd Transformers movie plot wise just because Sentinel Prime’s desire to enslave humanity and make a new Cybertron out of it and while Revenge on the other hand the Fallen wanted the world destroyed, despite the fact that Megatron is waiting for Sentinel’s arrival for eons.

Let me go straight to the point here and point out the bad things about the movie and believe me there’s a lot of crap of from this movie that you’d rather watch it, make fun of it, continuity, acting, plot, and “science” so bad it even defies Transformers science, heck even Star Trek science about time travel has more sense than the “science” from AoE (Age of Extinction). I like explosions, heck I love watching shit blow up, there was a lot of unnecessary explosions in this film that will put all Rambo films, all Terminator films, Commando, Chuck Norris’ morning jog and The Expendables to shame. One scene in particular where in Optimus was getting his ass handed to him by a being called Lockdown (Wahlberg was helping Optimus in the scene), the 2 other pointless movie characters (with Bumblebee) decided to rescue/help Wahlberg and Optimus and damn the whole scene gets jumble, a lot of shit going on, a lot of shooting going on, then boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom (get used to it) and yes that was one Autobot (Bee) and one laser gun (Wahlberg is holding one) while Optimus is down and pinned (literally). Another thing I need to point out is the damn science of everything, I know it’s a movie and science should be at least bended or be exaggerated, but at least try to make some sense into it, like Back to the Future, Star Wars, Star Trek etc. Here the sci-fi side of Transformers was replaced by some dumb ass science even a sharp 4 year old will notice. For one back in the first 3 movies whenever an Autobot or a Decepticon shoot at someone it blows up or gets destroyed (go see it again), walls, cars, even the ground explodes, tanks etc. In defiance to the laws of science and I guess combat, where in a Transformers shoots a wall then we only see black spots, a Transformer shoots a grassland you only see flames not the soil getting blown up or a leg of a person (maybe) getting torn apart, another mad or should I say the science from this movie features a scene wherein Tucci (more on him later) plays a big time inventor and Billionaire Joshua Joyce asked his employees to build “another Optimus Prime” using……. using……. oh my God……. ok….. using the essence of MEGATRON! WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!?!?!? Come on, would you clone Marlon Brando using Al Pacino’s or Christopher Reeves’ blood just because he played both Vito Corleone and Jo-El (Pacino is Michael Corleone and Reeves is Kal-El – Superman) in Godfather and Superman? Of course not! The damn little robot’s explanation when the film is in near climax explained it better than the logic behind everything Tucci and his crew have been doing. Another thing is that yes, the Autobots’ appearance MAY brought war and nearly destroyed half of Chicago (whatever happened to Soldier Field, Wrigley, where the White Sox plays and the United Center) as the Decepticons continue to troll them and conquer the Earth, yet countless of times the World was saved thanks to the efforts of Prime and his crew yet they ended up haunting them for bringing pain and suffering, using their “essence” to build Transformers for the US government, it would make better sense if they asked the Autobots to rebuild Chicago, leave and ask sample from their “skin” or metal and the essence of their comrades transferred to a super computer, or even those who still live to combat what could be the remnants of some straggling Decepticons and other threats in the future. Why don’t they just build them a rocket where they can actually leave the World in peace, where the hell did that CIA head meet Lockdown? I know the story was motivated by greed and avarice, but come on the White House’s hand was tied all the time and cannot give the CIA a logical explanation not to hunt down the Autobots because indeed they saved the world countless of times, and the least they could have done is a proper send off. I’m going to tell you how bad some effects are but believe me some of them already jumped the shark. The acting and the script was generic as well, you could still feel that Shia, Megan, Turo Turo, and that chick from Victoria’s Secret was still present, stereotyping was there, Wahlberg’s daughter was horrible, I’m not going to tell you how Wahlberg met his daughter’s boyfriend because it’s stupid and it’s the epitome of lazy acting or perhaps directing. Well to be fair Wahlberg and Tucci stood out as the best part of the movie. Wahlberg (Cade Yeager – wow did they use the Action Star name generator to find a name like this) played a down on his luck inventor trying to make ends meet, it may not be superb but he did a decent job acting in a very bad movie. Tucci was also good, eventhough I felt he was the token John Turo Turo he was funny, witty and can play an asshole (then good guy) really well. Another good part of this movie is the DINOBOTS!!!!!!

Overall AoE was horrible, it may have it’s moments but none of them can save this atrocity, if you like it then good for you, if you’re going to hate me for seeing it as a bad movie then whatever, liking this movie doesn’t make you smarter, hating this movie doesn’t make me intelligent to each his own. But try pondering the science, the plot holes and everything, including the incoherent sequencing, being subtle (yes there was one scene where Optimus arrived and an Autobot started shooting in the air as if telling the CIA, hey I’m here shoot me). The movie defies logic, yes a lot of it does, it defies Science, yes a lot of movies does that, but at least the writers of let say Star Trek, Star Wars, Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, Tron 1 made an effort on how to put logic in all the silliness and everything. I wish someone pry’s the Transformers out of Bay’s hands and give it to someone who will take it seriously, obviously he buttfucked every damn Autobots and Decepticons, every childhood memory of you watching this cartoon in Channel 9 or 13. Thank you Michael Bay for ruining our childhood. Now go count the money you milked destroying this great franchise. Final Grade 2/10..

SOMEBODY GIVE THIS TO J.J. Abrams.