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Based on the book ‘The Point of impact’ by Stephen Hunter.

This was at least the fourth best movie on my list. Government conspiracy and rifles are the huge elements that builds up this story. Whalberg’s character is in fact a top of the line USMC gunnery sergeant. Most soldiers say that once you’ve entered the army, whether it is in the military, navy, or marine, you are just a name and a number. Being expendable is the nature of being in the army. Patriotism has been less mentioned and the urge of battle dominated the will of these people.

Bob Lee Swagger, he was one hell of a shooter. He knows where, when, how, and what comes after he shoots. Here, the 50 caliber guns are being used as toys on blowing down choppers and heads of Archbishops.

When it comes to personality, Whalberg’s role as Swagger completely fills up the hole that makes a deadly soldier. Studies were quite accurate when it comes to wind, humidity, temperature, and other factors that affects bullets being fired from beyond a mile. Enemy combatants however, were merely like a ‘bot’ as we call the A.I from shooting games. They don’t have natural intuitions and quickly bites the bait. Whoever wants to see your hero being overpowered by just a guard anyway… It seems that the government has been hiding things from us, truths that hasn’t been untold, mysteries, lies and deceit, not only in America, but on almost every nation.

Shooter was indeed one great movie. From the book itself, this film can actually kick ass.

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There has been many rumors before this film was ever shown. They say that the movie would be like the one shown last 1990, some say that it would be an adaptation of a different story like Beast Wars.

First, the story is somewhat deviated from the original story from the old series. There was supposed to be Energons in which they would be getting their energy supply… There is also supposed to be more autobots instead of just the 5 of them. Also, Megatron was supposed to be a gun (But that would be physically inappropriate because of the size issue). It is true that if you’re going to do a remake of a movie, you don’t have to imitate exactly everything. Sometimes, deviation could lead to better results.

The animation was fantastic. The transforming animation is very detailed but there is a catch. Most of them are made to catch the eye’s attention and not reveal the exact transformation based on real life. In short, the transformation is not 100% accurate, maybe not even 60%. But making too much moving parts hide its inaccuracy.

I bought an action figure of Prime to study its transformation, but the figure is not nearly the same as it was in the movie. This proves that the transformation in the movie is not accurate. Its more like a biological alien transformation.

The vehicles are much better than those during the 80’s. I like it when the new bumblebee smashed the old beetle car beside it. Apparently, the entire story gives a better explanation of their existence, their appearance, and their mission, which gives them another plus. However, I have played the video game in my computer, and it gives a more detailed explanation on the story. There are also A LOT MORE robots – – – decepticons to be specific. In the movie, there a only few of them, but that I think is enough.

Overall, this movie is quite a revolution to modern robotics and an evolution to the concept of the transformers that just transforms in a single animation from a certain vehicle. For this movie