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Paramount is a century old and Transformers are ‘afloat’

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on January 4, 2012 | Paramount |

Paramount Studios is enjoying its hundredth birthday this year. It has a great history, having kept millions of people entertained throughout the last century. On a day in early January the studio celebrated with a large float in a Pasadena event. While crowds watched, the float took part in the Roses Parade. Transformers were present (of course), along with figures associated with other Paramount movies such as ‘Grease’, ‘Wings’ and ‘Star Trek’.

It was great to hear about the Transformers rubbing shoulders with such good company. However, at least one critic felt that ‘The Godfather’ movies should have got a look in. Most Transformer fans would have had no problem at all with Al Pacino sharing the float (it’s not like he would have taken up much space), but will feel that a case could be made for several other alternatives as well. As long as Transformers were included, we would not feel there was a problem there.

The Transformers movie of 2007 was not simply a box office smash as we all remember. Despite the odd mixed review by a snobbish critic, and the occasional Transformers fan throwing his non Transformers toys out of his pram, many reviews were really positive and the film deserved all the awards and nominations it collected for technical wizardry. It is only right that the Transformers were honoured by Paramount in Pasadena. In addition, the appearance of the Transformers made that float look quite breath-taking.

As for ‘Grease’, it just reminds us that taste is a subjective thing. It may have been a hugely successful film once upon a time. However, it is the case that cheese is a popular product in many countries. Although not everyone can endure the whole film, some of those who have done so assure me that it is a cheesy one and is worth watching.

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