TRANSFORMERS 3 DARK SIDE OF THE MOON MOVIE REVIEW

 

AS MUCH SPECULATION AND ANTICIPATION TRANSFORMERS 3 HIT THE BIG SCREEN IN 2 D AND 3D. I HAD HEARD THE MOVIE WASN’T VERY GOOD BUT WHAT THE HELL WERE THESE PEOPLE WATCHING? IT CERTAINLY WASN’T WHAT I SAW.

IT MAY BE SLIGHTLY TOO LONG BUT I WAS RIVETTED FROM THE START. THE SPACE RACE AS TRANSFORMER TECHNOLOGY CRASHES ON THE MOON WAS CLEVER BUT I WONDER HOW NEIL ARMSTRONG AND BUZZ ALDRIN FELT WATCHING THIS(BUZZ WAS OK AS HE APPEARS IN THE MOVIE TO CONFIRM THE REAL STORY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING OR IS IT HIS CHANCE TO PUBLICLY CONFIRM THAT THEY FOUND EVIDENCE OF ALIENS ON THE MOON? CONSPIRACY THEORISTS PROBABLY WENT INTO OVERLOAD.

THE STORY ITSELF IS VERY STRONG WITH THE REGULAR CAST GETTING MEATIER ROLES HERE IN A STORY THAT THE DECEPTICONS PUT THEIR PLAN IN MOTION AS THEY WAIT FOR OPTIMUS TO FIND AND REVIVE THE SENTINEL PRIME, THE LOST BEST HOPE IN THE WAR WITH THE DECEPTICONS. VOICED BY LEONARD NIMOY, SENTINEL IS A GOOD ADDITION TO THE UNIVERSE AND HIS BETRAYAL IS A SURPRISE. I LOVED THE STAR TREK INJOKE WHERE SENTINEL’S MOTIVES ARE REVEALED AS A TWIST ON AN OLD VULCAN SAYING.

THE SEIGE OF CHICAGO AS THE DECEPTICONS INVADE THE CITY TO CONVERT IT INTO A FORTRESS IS BRILLIANTLY DEPICTED AS HUMANS ARE MURDERED LIKE FLIES. AND PATRICK DEMPSEY’S VILLAINOUS TURN AS A COLLABORATOR IS ANOTHER SHOCK AS HUMANS ARE WILLING TO SELL THEIR SPECIES OUT FOR POWER UNDER ROBOT CONTROL.

AS THE AUTOBOTS ARE FORCED OFF WORLD, THEIR SURPRISE RETURN IS NO SURPRISE AS THEY AND THE HUMAN SWAT TEAMS TAKE ON THE DECEPTICONS TO RETAKE THE WORLD AND STOP SENTINEL ONCE AND FOR ALL BUT HIS PLAN IS STOPPED FROM AN UNEXPECTED SOURCE.

THE SET PIECES ARE SIMPLY STUNNING IN PARTICULAR SAM AND THE SOLDIERS TRAPPED IN A COLLAPSING SKYSCRAPER THAT TEETERS ON COLLAPSE AS IT IS RAVAGED BY A GIANT WORM LIKE DECEPTICON.

THEY SEEM TO HAVE TAKEN THE MISTAKES OF THE SECOND MOVIE AND BLENDED THE BEST PARTS INTO  A GREAT STORY THAT IS EPIC IN SCALE AND PUTS THE ENTIRE PLANET IN PERIL.

DON’T LISTEN TO THE CRITICS, GO SEE THIS MOVIE. I WILL BE HEAD OF THE QUEUE FOR THE BLU RAY.

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