Monday, December 05, 2011

Review: Transformers - Dark of the Moon

Transformers - Dark of the Moon

Directed by Michael Bay

Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand

Would someone please explain the meaning of self restraint to Michael Bay please! Oh and excuse me for saying this but how much did Leonard settle for to proselytize himself in this farce? The needs of the many my ass!

Ok, you know the game already....Transformers Autobots Decepticons....Autobots saving the Earth, Deceticons want to destroy Autobots oh and what the hell, Earth and all it’s inhabitants for good measure.

The setup? In the 60s an impact is registered on the moon. Apollo is rushed into existence to ostensibly beat the Soviets to the Moon when in fact it was a secret mission to explore the crash site. Armstrong in fact discovers a ship with a metal man in the wreckage.

Forward to present time and an Autobot mission is put in place to recover the ancient Autobot pilot and his precious cargo.

In truth this all is one big trap - way over though and full of holes but basically entails setting up a wormhole to transport the Autobot’s home “planet” to Earth and various other machinations to destroy Earth and enslave Humans.

This movie is plainly one big mess. Bay telegraphs the plot worse than you best friend sitting beside you that has seen the movie before and is constantly elbowing you with “here is comes!” and “Oh this next part is awesome!” The plot is schizophrenic not knowing if its a straight action movie or a comedy and winds up a campy knock off of itself. I am not saying the movie isn’t fun to watch at times (some of the visual effects are stunning) but there are times when I found myself screaming at the screen! Mostly with Nemoy proselytizing his Star Trek lines.....other times you will laugh but for the most part this episode is a clear “show me the money” effort.

The Blu-ray follows suit as well. There is NOTHING extra for the disk fan. Movie period Which proves my point. And for me that the movie if you are bored but don’t expect greatness or even extras... The movie is a seven in my book. ehhhhhh

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