Michael Bay's Transformers is an adventure that has all of the components of a great summer action movie. Shia LaBeouf is perfect as Sam Witwicky, a character who is likeable, funny, and somewhat dorky. Sam's character is quintessential because he does not require any of the cool factors, which all garner towards the Transformers themselves. The transformers are like hundred foot tall action figures, which for both the audience and director Michael Bay are entertaining to look at, but even more entertaining to destroy; however, just as entertaining as the destruction are the supporting actors. Although the situation in the film is apocalyptic, it still loosens up by having every single character serve as comic relief whether it is John Turturro, Kevin Dunn, Anthony Anderson, or the late Bernie Mac. Although many of the jokes are cheap and not well developed, they still lighten the attitude of the movie, which is what separates it from War of the Worlds (2005) or The Day After Tomorrow (2004). This movie also has a great summertime authenticity to it in everything from the apparel, to the set design, to the natural sunlight making Megan Fox glisten as she fixes Sam's car while simultaneously melting his heart. Transformers also carries a great soundtrack, which modernizes the situation and pulls the movie out of its Hasbro box. Even when there is a cheesy epilogue, it becomes dramatic and stimulating with Linkin Park playing in the background. In making a $147,000,000 movie about vehicular robots, the producers knew that the movie could not slip into the cheesy or the nerdy, and so they hired Bay who as Steven Spielberg so rightfully claimed, "Was born to direct Transformers." Michael Bay has created a truly fun, truly American action movie that is so powerful in its cataclysmic destruction that it, like a roller-coaster ride, causes a dizzying migraine that takes some time to wear off.