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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-06-24 14:15
Subject: On Transformers
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We're used to films producing egregious errors in matters historical and geographical, but there's a fine example in Transformers. At one point, we apparently encounter a border post between Egypt and Jordan.

What exactly happened to the city of Eilat? I'll admit, the distance between Egypt and Jordan is a lot less than I thought it was, what with Jordan actually having an outlet onto the Red Sea, but there are a few miles of Israel between them.

(We'll ignore the physical distance between Petra and Giza, shall we? Oh, and the historical distance, too.)
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aardvark179
User: aardvark179
Date: 2009-06-24 09:40 (UTC)
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I get the impression historical accuracy is not Transformers biggest problem.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-06-24 10:02 (UTC)
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Oh tush!

(Loud, overly long, rather juvenile. It had its moments, so long as you remembered to turn your brain off before buying the tickets, and if special effects alone are enough for you, it's actually pretty good.)
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sphyg
User: sphyg
Date: 2009-06-24 10:18 (UTC)
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Mark Kermode also trashed it amusingly somewhere I can't find atm.
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ewx: edna
User: ewx
Date: 2009-06-24 10:54 (UTC)
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"This isn't a film so much as a toy tie-in" - well, duh.
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