I have to admit, this has been a surprising year at the movies. It just seemed like the majority of highly anticipated movies just couldn’t deliver. I’m still crying over the Green Lantern failure! Hell, you know its a surprising year when the critics hate a Pixar movie. However, when it comes to Michael Bay, no matter what year it is, you always know what to expect. Bay loves Explosions that destroy anything and everything, young hot ladies who can’t act, some of the most moronic humor you could write, and putting the story aside for the sake of blowing s**t up! I’ll give him this, Bay can make things look pretty awesome, but looks aren’t everything.
In the case of Bay’s latest Transformers flick, he doesn’t change a thing! Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the latest installment in the Transformer movie series. This time around, The Autobots are working for the government to solve human conflicts while they wait for the return of the Decepticons. The Autobots thought they knew everything that the humans knew about the remains of Cybertron, but it turns out the humans have been keeping a secret from them all along. I’d tell you more, but if the movie doesn’t care enough to tell the story then why should I?
Transformers: Dark of the Moon was just a mess of a movie, and was more of a showcase for awesome action sequences. I will say this, I commend Bay on attempting to fix the problems from the last film. However, He fixed the problems with bad discount parts. See what I did there? Like the last film: there were too many new and random robots, The humor was god awfully moronic, and the movie had 8 different endings. The one thing I did really like where the action sequences, but I can only take so much before it gets boring and repetitive. I mean seriously, how awesome is an explosion when your seeing it 46 times with no breaks?
I have no clue if thats the exact number, but it felt like more. The performances were what you would expect from a Bay movie. The worst of the bunch was the Megan Fox replacement Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I’m glad that Bay replaced Fox, but he could have tried to find someone who didn’t match Fox’s acting talent. I mean she is a hot girl, and the British accent is just icing on the cake, but I would never cast her in a major movie role. Especially, after seeing her work in this movie.
I still like Shia LaBeouf, and believe he is a good actor. That being said, he needs to calm down. There were several moments in the movie where I wanted him to just take a break. The one true talented actors in this film, as usual, are the voice actors. The best was Leonard Nimoy as Sentinel Prime. The voice matched the look so well, and he was a pretty cool character. I just wish they had better direction, and material, to work with. Overall, Transformers: Dark of the Moon was slightly better then the last film, but not even close to being a good movie. Bay remains the eye candy crazed director he is, and I hope this is his last venture with the Autobots. I’m sure we all know that another one is on the way, but one can still hope otherwise!
I give Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2 exploding Autobots out of 5
(This review was written by Richard L. Purnell from Channel23hahaha on Youtube)