Originally Posted by Evil Twin
There's nothing wrong with people calling The Avengers a popcorn movie. Heck, Jaws, Star Wars, and Raiders of the Lost Ark wear that badge with pride.
The difference between those movies and Transformers isn't that they're light entertainments, which is all that a popcorn movie signifies, is that they're also examples of smart filmmaking with well crafted characters.
Similar thoughts to mine. Back to the Future, Aliens, and T2 are also popcorn movies....it's not an insult at all except to elitist douchebags who feel like they have "superior taste in cinema".