Transformers: Dark of the Moon

written in collaboration with The Saint

2011Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson

Transformers: Dark of the Moon was fantastic!

I’d been waiting like a kid at Christmas for the DVD to come out and just about wet myself when it showed up in my mailbox. I could hardly wait for it to get dark so I could shut off the lights and turn the TV up really loud and watch. Popcorn anyone?

As with Transformers 1 & 2 there was tons of action–big explosive action! Then there’s the scene’s that make you hold your breath until they’re over… I hate those.  If you really need me to prime (pun: intended) you for this movie, shame on you.  Watch the first two movies and get back to me.

Shia LaBeouf is back as Sam, friend of the Autobots, with his new girlfriend, Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley).  From what I can gather, Carly works for Dylan (Patrick Dempsey) and most of what she does is walk around, looking perfect.  She really is just background scenery.   Meanwhile, the good Autobots and evil Decepticons race each other to the moon to claim an ancient ship, originally from their home planet, Cybertron.  Apparently, the US Government has kept this ship under wraps for decades.  The Autobots discover the previous leader of the Transformers, named Sentinel Prime, who created the technology to transport matter between worlds.

Once Sentinel is reactivated, all hell breaks loose.

Needless to say, the rest of the movie is relentless action.  NON.  STOP.  The CGI is so incredible that you are just staring at the screen in awe, mouth wide open.  There are casualties of  war, betrayers, heroes and drama–plot devices usually implemented in more “mature” films (without robots).  I didn’t have to invest in the plot of military secrecy or the fate of the planet.  The frenzied energy of the movie is a blast and now I, sooooo, wish I caught this in 3D on the big screen.  Everyone has seen the Bumble Bee trailer but you have to understand the scene within the context of the film to truly appreciate it.  I was cheering all the way to the credits.  Just go see it.

Two paws WAY up!

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