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Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Movie Review

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Published: Monday, July 4, 2011, 11:24 [IST]

Director Michael Bay is finally out with his latest 3D film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. When compared to the previous installments like Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers 3 is far better than the standards of those films. This Hollywood movie seems to be the next biggest and best 3-D movie after Blockbuster movie Avatar.

Transformers Dark of the Moon is a science fiction, which is a right blend of comedy and action. Serviceable story, killer CGI, brain-scrambling action, excellent sound mixing and wonderful climax are the major highlights of the movie. Meanwhile, it is bogged down by some plot-holes, lack of development in some of the new robot characters and an overlong run time.

Transformers 3 revolves around a half-century old conspiracy: the 1960s space race. It was actually a response to a downed Autobot ship The Ark, which crash-landed on Earth"s moon back in 1961. Dark of the Moon serves as a prologue to the upcoming film with the same name. There is a story about the evil Decepticons desperately looking for something.

The movie opens with a prologue about the war for Cybertron and the real reason behind the US-Soviet space race of the 1960s. It suddenly moves to the present, where Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) struggles to find his first post-college job, while the Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the US military's NEST team led by Lt. Col. Lennox (Josh Duhamel) work in tandem to take out the remaining Decepticons around the world. However, the evil 'bots eventually get the upper hand and begin an invasion to conquer the Earth with Chicago as Ground Zero in this final war between the Autobots/humans and Decepticons. The climax of the movie that. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is really good to watch on-screen.

All that actors have delivered wonderful performance. There seems to be a tough competition among Shia LaBeouf and John Turturro, Frances McDormand, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Duhamel and John Malkovich for most robotic performance. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley makes an excellent case for the return of Megan Fox in the next installment. But is should be said that the script is relatively thin and it does not allow much character development.

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is Michael Bay's best film to date. The movie is a massive improvement over its predecessors and even better than the excellent first film. Finally, it can be said Transformers 3 is another happier watching movie after Inception. Don't miss to watch it.

Producer: Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce

Director: Michael Bay

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand

Music: Steve Jablonsky

Topics: hollywood reviews, transformers, michael bay, shia labeouf, josh duhamel, rosie huntington whiteley
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