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Just a messenger: on grand scale in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

I have not seen either of the previous two “Transformers” movies, but since “Green Lantern” had terrible reviews, Orion and I decided to watch this intriguing “Dark of the Moon” piece.  I remember seeing trailers for this since last year, which revealed very little of the story, and focused mainly on astronauts discovering a giant alien spaceship.

Currently, “Transformers 3” has a Critics: 36% on Rotten Tomatoes, but a whopping Audience: 90% – its special effects are praised over and over again, but its story, acting, and script have been bashed just as much.  I went into the theatre not expecting anything, and was shocked not only by how much content there was, but also by how much I thoroughly enjoyed the entire movie.

Orion will call this movie flat, boring, and lame, but let me tell you now, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” was filled with nonstop excitement.  Megan Fox’s replacement, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, was pretty and perky, and Shia LaBeouf seemed comfortable enough returning to a character for the third time.  I can’t compare this with the previous two installments, but I can say that it definitely makes me want to see them, despite negative reviews.

What was it about “Transformers” that kept me so hooked for two and a half hours?  Was it the theatre’s giant screen, bringing to life robotic alien lifeforms?  Was it the vibrant color and constant movement?  The movie follows not just Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) and Carly (Huntington-Whitely), but also Optimus and Bumblebee, Sam’s parents, Robert Epps, Seymour Simmons, William Lennox, Carly’s boss Dylan Gould, Charlotte Mearing the director of CIA…  This behemoth movie gives us so many stories, from so many perspectives – the epic scale is awesome.

Overall, 4.5/5 – “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” was filled with beautiful, nonstop action and excitement; see it and you won’t be disappointed!

Best regards,


PS – Have you guys seen the Wikipedia page for Optimus Prime?  It is ridiculously long.

See also: Orion’s review (3/5)

  1. August 9, 2011 at 2:40 am

    It really was a good movie, theres no deep meaningful message but who cares? You go to see giant robots do battle, th extra twists are just a bonus 🙂

  1. December 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

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