Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review

Being a fan of summer blockbusters, I was surprised at my lack of excitement when it came to Michael Bay’s latest installment – Transformers: Dark of the Moon. I contribute that lacking to the absence of Megan Fox-imous Prime. Whatever you want to say about Fox in the first two Transformers is fine, but she definitely put in an Oscar worthy performance compared to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Where did Bay find this woman?! She gave the worst performance that I’ve seen all year. But let's be honest, she wasn't there to act. Am I right, or am I right... or am I right. Regardless, she is awful. There is absolutely no chemistry between her and her whiney-ass boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf, so when she inevitably becomes the “damsel in distress” in the end I couldn’t care less what happened to her. In fact there was little to no need for a love story in this movie at all. (Side Note: I will say I find it pretty amusing that the women in these pop-corn flicks possess that rare ability to maintain perfect hair and lip-gloss in the midst of robot Armageddon.)

Bay’s hugely successful Transformers’ series again delivers some of Hollywood’s finest action sequences to date. There is some major jaw-dropping
chase scenes that will blow. your. mind. The film’s digital effects are flawless including a new burrowing, worm-like Decepticon called Shockwave, which scythes through buildings like a hot knife going through butter. It is visually stunning! As far as seeing this in 3D, I say save your money. Not worth it.

If spectacular special effecrts are what you’re after, search no more. This is definitely your movie. Just forewarning, this movie does run a bit long, clocking in at 2 hrs 37 min. And remember the real magic isn't in the plot, but rather in the amazing special effects, battles scenes, cars, robots and hotties (sans Megan Fox (tear)). If plot is what you're after, what are you doing at a Michael Bay movie?

Special Effects: A+

What did you think?


nancybangking said...

Totes on the chick..not being a hater, but she was friggin annoying and her upper lip looked like a worm.

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