Nomination Year: 2008
SYNOPSIS: Giant alien shapeshifting robot movie. Take (the worst) parts of Terminator 2, The Matrix, Blade Runner, and the Borg saga from ST:TNG, and mix them all up, and you get...Transmorphers. The cinematic equivalent of peanut butter, crayfish, tapioca pudding, lemon rinds, and coffee grounds. Or maybe Mr. Corkers.
- Deus Ex Machina
Karina Is Not Dead. You can't kill wrong!
The blonde sees two big bots blow up Karina. But no! She was just, I dunno, hiding or something, because she simply shows up and says "I wouldn't miss this for the world." No reason.
- Worst Science
20 Million Light Years Isn't As Far As It Used To Be.
"We found a planet 20 Million Light Years away that had life on it. We sent a message of peace. 5 years later, we got their reply." This stunning science aptitude is a harbinger of all further aptitudes of this film.
- Worst Cover Copy
Cheesy Cover Copy.
The Transmorphers cover is very generic. It has some robots and some guys. Not exactly "Robots in Disguise," more like "Robots 'N' Dese Guys."
- Worst Special Effect
Skycycles ... in ... the sky!
Suddenly, there are skycycles in the plane with them. The aerial battle on the skycycles consists of REALLY bad "special" FX, with some inane dialogue for extra bonus points: "They're shooting at us!" "We got one!"
- Worst Acting
General Coldbitch Cannot Use Contractions.
Eliza Swenson plays a badass general. She's so badass that her character cannot use contractions. Contractions flee screaming ... as should we!
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Amy Weber Eliza Swenson Thomas Downey Griff Furst son of Animal House and Babylon 5 actor Stephen Furst Leigh Scott director of such films as Transmorphers Marat Glazer Jason S. Gray Dennis Kinard Rhett Giles one of The Asylum's go-to guys
Director Claim to Fame Leigh Scott often acts in the movies that he directs
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