Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon (154 min)
The conspiracy thought in the beginning was a nice twist even though I have seen the moon landing conspiracy looked at so many different ways. Well we know that one this is not a conspiracy; and that is the fact that Sam Whitwiky, played by Shia La Bough, just cannot get a break. It seems that he cannot start to live a normal life without getting involved with the transformers and their war on Earth. When he does try and live a normal life, like trying to get a job or go to college, it seems like the very first day he is interrupted by some kind of decepticon (those are the bad guys) related threat. I feel like that would get old, at least it has gotten old for me. It was funny the first time in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” which was the second installment in the series. But now it is just getting old, kind of like these films are getting old now. I mean the nonstop action and loud and sometimes blurry battle scenes and the repeatedly played soundtrack of one song were fun for a while. It is basically the same type of story line in this one as it was in the previous two with maybe a little more story to it than the second one. Decepticons invade and the Autobots fight back. Not much to it really. At one point near the end of the film, the Decepticons seem to have completely taken over and the last hour of the film is dedicated to the fighting scenes that come with that. I am all transformered out. The length of the film did not help being just short of 3 hours in length. But it is fitting if it is indeed the last installment like director Michael Bay claims but probably will not follow through with. All that being said this one turned out all right I guess. Even though I am officially sick of the series now, I still enjoyed the nonstop action and fast pace of the movie that is expected in these movies. Just this one last time I enjoyed the lough battle scenes and the repeatedly played song by Linkin Park. The drama forced into this movie is pointless because it is a nonstop action film and the actors, besides maybe Shia La Bough are not good enough to pull it off. Just stick with the nonstop and thrilling action. The slow motion scenes also seem to be random but I guess necessary. I am a Transformers fan, but just for this last one. At about the hour and a half mark I thought to myself that wow I am kind of tired of this series now. I also found myself laughing out loud at the opening scene with the new chick playing in for Megan Fox and a close up on her back side walking up some stairs in her underwear ha. “Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon” is rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo.