"Transformers" sequel heads DVD pack
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" hits DVD this week, and although fans were generally satisfied, I see no point continuing this series without Megan Fox.
The highlight for me was always the sequence featuring Ms. Fox running from a robot fight in slow motion. Without Megan in the foreground, I am left with only the robot fight, and the appeal of this spectacle remains elusive to me.
Speaking of spectacle, this week also marks the release of a restored "Ben Hur," and not some over-hyped restoration, but a real one. It's a worthwhile upgrade of one of Hollywood's great visual feats.
Also re-released: A restored "Footloose." My DVD copy describes it as "The Movie That Defined a Generation." Let's grant that it was a fun dance movie. But do you really want to belong to a generation that is defined by "Footloose?"