I’m not going to bash the film. I actually liked the movie, plus I’m a pretty big fan of all things Eighties. But there were some things that didn’t sit well with me. For instance, why Bernie Mac and Anthony Anderson (substantially famous black actors) accepted the two roles they played is beyond me. I’m sure the money was good for what they little did, but did both characters have to be disrespecting their mothers for the sake of comedy? Hell, did they BOTH really have to be grown men living with their mothers for the sake of comedy?  (OK Anderson lived with his grandmother, but my point remains.) Bernie Mac is hilarious without having to threaten to bust his mother upside the head with a brick in a cameo in the summer’s biggest action adventure. Anderson, however, is iffy with me in general; I’m not sure how much I like him. That said, his character sucked. The writer that dreamed up “Glen Whitmann” should be smacked. I liked Tyrese’s character the most of the black humans. Which brings me to Jazz

Jazz is the bebopping, break dancing, slang talking, obviously black Autobot. He’s obviously black because he is a walking/talking stereotype, and he’s also voiced by Darius McCray (the big brother, Eddie Winslow, from the classic sitcom “Family Matters”). It really drives me crazy that this guy was such a cliche. If they can take artistic liberties and make the character Bumblebee a Camaro instead of a Volkswagen Beetle, which he was in the cartoon, then surely they can make the Jazz character less offensive. I’m not even going to get into the fact that he was the only Autobot to