Their dad Blake responded:
Alex and Colin have never seen the Transformer movies. They've never even asked, because I think they sense it would freak them out. Everything Alex knows is either from a commercial or the ever present 'merchandise' interpreted by his now reading brother . . .
As impressive as it is that Alex derived so much material from such a meager source, the fact that he had Colin have the self-awareness to choose to steer clear of a violent movie is the real news.
Discovering important truths about ourselves is a lifelong, heroic quest.
Blake tells me that "Alex is still wearing his cape everyday, and telling stories." That doesn't surprise me.