Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures

Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Hugo Weaving

Director Michael Bay takes us back to 1969 and the first landing on man on the moon in the 3rd installment of the Transformers series. An event prompted NASA to investigate but shortly later the curiosity waned and the space program closed down. Flash forward to the present and we find out that the trouble between the autobots who promote piece and the decepticons who want to dominate the world, is not over. The good guys are tricked into bringing the end of world to pass. Meanwhile Sam Witwicki (no not the one eyed green guy from Monster’s Inc) has been sidelined, gone back to school after losing his hot girlfriend only to be befriended by a new English hot girlfriend. He’s not very happy being sidelined and not able to find work after college after being a hero. But he’ll be called into action again when things get really tough.

This is a much better film than the first two in my humble opinion. This one has a plot and a storyline that makes more sense, and it’s somewhat easier for a weak guy like me to follow. In the previous movies I couldn’t tell the good guys from the bad. This time I could tell who was fighting who, and for some reason it was easier for me to tell the decipticons from the autobots. Besides, Leonard Nimoy has a pretty hefty part as the autobot leader before Optimus Prime, known as Sentinel Prime. He even gets to quote some of his lines from Star Trek to the delight of the audience who I have a feeling is a lot of the same people. Yes, this film has great action and great adventure. The CGI is awesome, and the battles and creatures are awesome. It’s nearly the perfect film, but I can’t rate it perfect due to one fatal problem. Shia LeBeouf’s love interest Carly Spencer (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) is absolutely dreadful. In the words of my daughter who saw the 12:01 AM premier showing, “Who would have ever thought the actress they hired would make us actually miss Megan Fox!”. She’s absolutely right. This new gal is terrible. She’s a bit of a looker, although seeing those HUGE lips on a big screen is downright scary. (Why do actresses pump up their lips in some kind of Angelina Jolie envy? It’s horrible looking). Her part is crucial all through the film, and she just didn’t carry it. Granted, Megan Fox was about the worst part of the first two as well, but at least she had the decency to try to stand off to the side and look delightful. This girl tries to be a warrior and just doesn’t pull it off. Poor Sam has bad luck in the girlfriend department and needs to try a little harder in Transformers 4.

Otherwise, the action is fantastic, sound is fantastic, and special effects are fantastic, so it’s a must see for the summer. Along with the last Harry Potter and the latest Pirates of the Caribbean, this is definitely one of the 3 or 4 must see films of this summer! Enjoy!

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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