This past 4th of July weekend brought us the third installment in the Transformers saga. The movie had the biggest opening weekend so far this year with an estimated $97.4 million. In this one, planet Earth is once again threatened by the Decepticons who are after the contents of a crash Autobots spaceship that landed on the Moon in 1969. With the technology that the ship was carrying, the Decepticons plan on bringing Cybertron, the Transformers home planet into the Earth’s solar system. This battle to save Earth will take more than the help of the Autobots to save the planet from total domination of the Decepticons. Humans will have to fight side by side with the Autobots to overcome this new threat that the Decepticons have come up with. Sam (Shia LaBeouf) will have to convince the government that the Decepticons are no longer just out to conquer the Autobots, but are now looking to take over planet Earth. Can Sam, along with his military friends,and the Autobots defeat this new plan by the Decepticons, or will they finally be defeated by the massive number of Decepticons warriors that are headed to planet Earth.
I have enjoyed all of the Transformer movies and this one was definitely the best out of the three. The action was excellent and the storyline was well put together. Of course there were some characters that shouldn’t be coming out this early in the story, but that has been the case since the very first movie. Over looking those minor details the movie was definitely worth the price of admission. Although once again, there was no need for this movie to be filmed in 3D. All of the past characters were back again for this one except for Megan Fox. She was replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Carly, Sam’s new love interest. Speaking of this new character of Carly, I felt that too much of the storyline revolved around this character. I don’t know if it was to intentionally put Megan’s character out of the minds of the viewers or what, but it was pretty much excessive in my opinion. Another surprise was when I found out that one of the voice overs was done by Leonard Nimoy. I won’t tell you which character he played but I will tell you that the movie revolved around his character. Some other new additions to the story were John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, and Patrick Dempsey.
This was also the longest of the three movies with a well over two hour running time. The final battle that takes place in Chicago was full of explosions and fire-fights, which has become common in these movies. I do hope that Michael Bay continues to crank out this movies although from the end of this one I don’t know were their go from here, being that the storyline have jumped all over the place in the three movies. If you are a true Transformers fan, or just like to see robots fighting and blowing things up, then I highly recommend this movie. I give it 3 1/2 Autobots out of 4. It really was the best out of the three movies, although the first one would come in a close second. The movie runs 2hours and 34mins. It’s rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo. The film was written by Ehren Kruger. It was directed by Michael Bay. It was produced by Di Bonaventura Pictures, Inc., Kurtzman/Orci. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures.
I’m more than meets the eye. Ezo
Next movie reviewed: TBD