Arts The Root of the Machine
posted by July 10 at 14:27 PMon
I could always connect Godzilla to the atomic bombings of two major Japanese cities. But what is at the bottom of The Transformers? What social event, catastrophe can we name as the source of The Transformers? Machines that transform into other machines? What does this speak to? I have not watched the new movie, but I did know about the toys back in the day. And even then, I could not connect this type of transformation to anything but a human love of machine power. Is it possible the transformers are the terminal point of reification? They not only make themselves, they transform themselves?