Transformers: Dark of the Moon

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Get to the movies as soon as you can! 4 Stars ladies and gentleman, I believe Micheal Bay, his cast and crew deserves 4 big fat stars on “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”.

It was widely admitted that “The Revenge of the Fallen” was not very well accepted by the viewers as the 1st installment of the “Transformers”. I am beginning to believe now that even director Micheal Bay agrees with this trail of thought. Back to the drawing boards it was for him and the team. They must have done some extensive research at the pre-production stage of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. A noteworthy comeback to the franchise and if I may so; a must watch movie of the summer. I would fearlessly say that this will have a standing at the top 3 movies of the summer of 2011. Viewer preference wise and box office wise. Micheal Bay is a favorite of mine since “Armageddon” and for those of you who know his work, he has used every method in his big book of secrets in this summer hit. “Transformers” was always said to be too much of action and metal clanking together, whilst this cannot be avoided, this time round, the entire movie is dominated by the humans and a plethora of emotion in comparison with the previous movies. There is a bit of “Armageddon” and “Pearl Harbor” carefully blended in with the Autobots and the Decepticons. A magnificent musical score that compliments the scenes with immense depth, edge of your seat CGI, Cinemax, Stunt choreography and deep concentration in some lovely character development is what you are about to experience. Maybe even more but definitely none less!

Megan Fox is no more; I have to address that concern, don’t be disheartened; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley the Victoria’s Secret diva has some wicked talent. She is amazingly talented and is stunningly convincing and yes indeed an Aphrodite onscreen. Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel & Tyrese Gibson are at their very best. Hardcore to the cause and determined for victory, they carry the entire story line along with Whiteley onto the highest levels of the Trilogy. Deep connections between the humans and the machines are introduced and concentrated on shifting the paradigms of viewing pleasure at well-timed intervals. Introducing John Malkovich and Ken Jeong to assist Kevin Dunn & Julie White with the comic relief within the 157 Minutes is shrewd choice. Even I did check my watch once since I felt the length of the movie (Another typical Micheal Bay Trade Mark) however, the choice of the addition of such characters for comic relief was needed, and rightly chosen talent indeed. Need I say more?

If I am to pick a bone, I would pick the writing. However to make such a great movie out of the toys I played with back as a kid, I am just going to let this one go!

Title: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Directed by: Micheal Bay

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington – Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Ken Jeong & John Malkovich

Rated: Rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo

Rating: 08/10

157 Minutes


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  1. Me Seeber says:

    Where was the character development?

  2. Treason says:

    I am sensing you hated the movie?

    If one learns how to take at least a step forward, just one, its sums up as a development in ones seld. aka Character development.

    Clearly your learned perception differs and also by the looks of the review you have done, Micheal Bay clearly isnt a director who appeals to you.

    Also at opening week in BO , Transformers is already in the top USA all time 150. Clearly you are a minority.

  3. Me Seeber says:

    Yes, I despised the movie. I feel it represents everything wrong with commercial film making.

    I disagree about character development. For a character to develop realistically, there needs to be some difference in who they are by the end of the movie from who they were in the beginning. It does not need to be a step forward, as is the case with tragedy, but generally it is and there’s nothing wrong with that. But what about Sam Witwicky shows him to have evolved? It’s not simply from winning because he’s done that in the past two movies. It’s not that his family or love interest is a greater priority because that was previously acknowledged in Revenge of the Fallen (despite it being a “different” girlfriend)and barely even whisked over here. The only things that were new to the plot were the soldier vs. messenger scenario, implying Sam is going to somehow be less of a side character than before, and that he needs a job. The first was shallowly conveyed by a brief instant of him trying to bum rush the city, and the second was completely ignored. I wasn’t being sarcastic when I asked you that and it’s a fair question.

    No, Michael Bay doesn’t appeal to me because though he has exceptional talent at creating these AMAZING action shots, he’s completely incompetent when it comes to cinematic narrative and he insults his audience. Not good tactics

    You know BO also stands for body odor? Perhaps that’s why so many of them stink.

  4. Dr.Manhattan says:

    I didn’t really read much of what you said, Me Seeber. But until you’ve seen ‘The Island,’ don’t tell me that Michael Bay is completely incompetent when it comes to cinematic narrative and insults his audience.

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