Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
"Well done Sam!"Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the third installment of the Transformers Cinematic Universe, and for a time we thought that this would be the last Transformers movie, which overall, it does seem like a finale film when you look at it. It did begin Michael Bay's line of films he said would be his last Transformers films. He first said this would be the last Transformers movie he made, but the studio decided to continue the franchise, and so he came back, saying Age of Extinction would be his last, but now he says that the Last Knight will be his last Transformers movie, and we will see. He made the Transformers franchise massive and epic, so without his touch it wouldn't be the same. I would have to say out of all the Transformers movies, this one is my favorite. It felt like the huge epic final battle in the war we were expecting.
After the events in Egypt, Sam Witwicky is now living in Washington DC with his new and hotter girlfriend Carly Spencer, while Bumblebee has rejoined the Autobots in NEST. After an encounter with the Decepticon Shockwave, Optimus Prime discovers that the reason for the mission to the Moon in the 60s was because of the Autobot ship, the Ark when it crash landed. He also finds that inside is his former mentor, Sentinel Prime, the inventor of the space bridge pillars. But secrets are revealed of a secret alliance between the Decepticons and some humans, and an ultimate plan of conquest by the Decepticons is unleashed.
First off, you guys are expecting it, so here is my reaction to Rosie Huntington Whitely as Carly, Sam's new love interest. She is so freaking gorgeous, I mean, when I first saw this movie, as the 17-year-old dude I was, I was really blown away by how amazing and hot she was. Instantly, the very first shot we see of her in the movie is when she is walking upstairs, and we get a good look at her butt, it immediately helped me get over Megan Fox getting fired.
I can't help it, it's like a really good, powerful spell that beautiful women have over me, what also helped was the fact that Carly looked and sounded just like my girlfriend at the time, it was like Sam and I were long lost brothers, both having the same good fortune. And also she is infinitly sweeter than Mikaela from the first two movies, so that gets her extra points.
Okay, now that I got my pleasant memories out in the open, on with the rest of the movie review.
You guys all know the drill, big praise to the explosions, the effects, and the action as always, all of those are cranked up to the max with this movie. Dark of the Moon has no shortage of great moments, every moment with the Transformers is a great moment.
The prologue of the movie is but a glimpse of what we get into, a look at the Battle of Cybertron where we see Autobots and Decepticons fighting across the surface of their world. Then again when Shockwave and his Driller reveal themselves, and we see Optimus Prime arm himself and charge into battle to help the humans, showing the trust they formed through their many years of working together, and also Optimus's skill against enormous opponents like the Driller.
And the introduction of Sentinel Prime, voiced by Michael Bay's cousin-in-law Leonard Nimoy was a great addition. I know some of you are probably waiting to shatter this moment for me with the fact that he's from Star Trek, but I already knew that going in, so there's no point. I really thought that it was very interesting to see Optimus forced to bring down someone he looked up to from the beginning, and Sentinel was a great example of someone who fell so far from their own path because of his own desire to save his planet.
One thing I rarely talk about with the film is the score, but the score for Dark of the Moon is so grand and epic, it's perfect for the action-packed adrenaline-fuels movie, such as the numerous battle tracks used in the grand scenes like the highway battle with the Dreads, but also many scenes in Chicago that just scream awesome!
Speaking of Chicago, one scene that is really effective in the film, is when the Decepticons attack Chicago, blow up a lot of buildings and people, and we get a big sense of terror as this city is powerless against the army of giant robots flying through its skies and rampaging through its streets. Then as we see the aftermath where Sam and Epps enter the city together, ready to rescue Carly, seeing a ruined and blackened city before them, it's like a nightmare come to life. All of these NEST soldiers are afraid to enter the city, knowing the odds are against them, but Sam is willing to go through all of that danger to save Carly.
And this movie goes to brutal lengths when the fighting commences, so many great Transformers kills, it was like a thing of legend, so many awesome, blood soaked deaths on both sides! The carnage was like this was going to be the last film in a trilogy, that this was going to be the conclusion to go out with a bang, however, the franchise lives on and when one war ends, another begins.
And another plus, the human stuff actually interested me in this movie. In Revenge of the Fallen, my biggest complaint was that a majority of the human stuff, particularly the first act was not as investing as it should've been. In this movie we actually get some really cool scenes of the humans and Autobots collaborating to figure out the whole moon mystery together. It also helps that Leo is not in this movie at all.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is my favorite of the Transformers films, there's a lot to love and admire about this movie, anytime I pop it in, I get immediately swept up in all the action, all the robot on robot epicness.
I give Transformers: Dark of the Moon a rating of 10 out of 10 making it Awesome Epic Explodiness to the EXTREME!!! But you already knew that.
Okay, one more Transformers movie to review before the Last Knight in June, and that will be Age of Extinction. But I think I'll also review Transformers: The Ride from Universal Studios. When I went there on my vacation to Florida, the Transformers ride was my favorite to go on, so I'll have some great memories to share, though sadly Carly's butt was not part of the experience.
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