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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Posted on: December 12, 2011

“Transformers robots in disguise. Transformers more than meets the eye.”

The Transformers were a popular cartoon show in the 80’s about giant alien robots with the ability change into cars, planes and any other technology here on Earth. There were two races: the Autobots, the good robots who protected us and the Decepticons, the evil robots who want to take over the universe. The show ran for 1984-1987, but the franchise only grew over the years.

Dark of the Moon is the third movie in the film franchise and despite people having mixed feelings about this film, I enjoyed it. I will admit I wish they would have filled in the blanks on a few things, like what happened to Mikaela, but it was still good.

In the film Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), who recently graduated college, having trouble finding a job. I think it’s sucks that after everything he’s been through he can’t even get a lousy interview. You would think saving the world would be an impressive thing to have on your resume. And if unemployment wasn’t bad enough, Sam has to deal with his new girlfriend, Carly Spencer’s (Rose Huntington-Whiteley) amazing job and her very close relationship with her boss Dylan Gould (Patrick Dempsey).

Sam isn’t the only one with problems. Optimus Prime (voice by Peter Cullen), Lt. Colonel William Lennox (Josh Duhamel), leader of the task force NEST and the rest of the Autobots discover a long kept secret about the first mooon landing in 1969. The real purpose of the mission was to investigate an alien ship that crashed on the moon. The ship was called The Ark, a Cybertronian spacecraft that was piloted by Sentinel Prime (voice by Leonard Nimoy), the leader of the Autobots before Optimus. He invented these Pillars that would create this Space Bridge between two points to teleport matter. It would have won them the war but the ship disappeared and it was never heard from again, until now.

It was great to see some of the old characters. There was Robert Epps (Tyrese Gibson), former NEST major who now works at a space shuttle. I remember meeting him once at Comic Con International. He was promoting this little comic he was doing. He was a nice guy. There was also Seymour Simmons (John Turturro), former agent of Sector 7, who was now rich. Simmons was funny! He was still the same conspiracy nut from the first two films. Also, Sam’s wacky parents. Those two are always good for a laugh, especially the mom. LOL!

And let’s not forget about the Transformers like Optimus, Megatron, Ironhide, Starscream and Bumblebee. I love Bumblebee!

However, there were a couple of new characters I didn’t like. There was Charlotte Mearing (Frances McDormand), the Director of National Intelligencel. Oh my god! She acted like she had a filing cabinet up her ass. I hated the way she treated Sam like he was a some dumb kid. It was Sam that killed Megatron (voice by Hugo Weaving) in the first film and traveled all the way to Egypt to save Optimus in the second one. Where the hell were you lady? Filling out paper work.

Another one was Gould. I knew he was snake! He was helping the Decepticons. I was so happy that he died in the end. His death was considered a mercy killing compared to what the Decepticons would have done to them. Did that idiot actually think once it was over, the Decepticons would let him live along side them as if they were equals? They would have crushed the little insect.

Not all the new characters were bad, though. I liked Carly. She was way better than Sam’s old girlfriend, Mikaela (Megan Fox). Okay, Carly and Mikaela are both hot women, there is no denying that, but the reason I like Carly more is because not only was she pretty, she was smart too. I mean, it was her convinces Megatron that he’ll be “Sentinel’s bitch”, replacing him as leader of the Decepticons. All I’ve ever seen Mikaela do was hot wire a couple of cars. That and look a bit trashy. Seriously, my eyes would go directly to her cleavage. With Carly I can actually look at her face. Plus, she didn’t care if Sam saved the world or not, she loved him just the way he was.

There were a few actors I didn’t expect to see in these movie, like Ken Jeong from the Hangover movies. He played this paranoid software programmer at Sam’s work. Also John Malkovich, he played Sam’s oddball boss and Alan Tudyk, who played Dutch, Simmons’ personal assistant. I loved him Serenity and Dollhouse.

Those of you who think this movie is stupid, but haven’t seen it yet. Please take the time and and watch it. You won’t regret it.

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2 Responses to "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

It is a big improvement on the other two and wow great review!

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