The Transformers is one of the odder films populating the blockbusters this summer. No doubt the demographic marries the fanboys (big Robots, big bombs, etc. etc.) with a generation that imbibe secularised red state values. How else can you describe a film that pits martial virtues versus civilian deceit and portrays the President as a morally vacuous absence whose representative must be literally kicked out of the plane before good can triumph over evil. The certainty of fighting bad guys is preferred over the foreign policy realism that embraces all options and diplomatic appeasement, horsetrading lives for peace.
Real life complexity can be stopped with guns. Also noteworthy was the higlighted role of the United Kingdom, as an ally of the US, reinforcing this successful conservative film.
But not too conservative..the final battle takes place in Egypt and aid is provided by the Jordanians, not the nearest US ally, Israel. Not an intentional anti-semitic move, but a narrative tool enforced by Arab consumption, yet the effect is to airbrush Israel out of reality. Commercial considerations wed the martial values of the Deep south with a Hamas wet dream: the cultural contradictions of the 21st century.