Created on Thursday, 30 June 2011 01:46
Written by Samantha See
Especially for fans, 'Transformers – Dark of the Moon', the third installment of director Michael Bay's highly popular 'Transformers' series, is one blockbuster not to be missed at the theatres this weekend.
When past meets present, even our hero Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) might not be able to save the day. The plot goes back to the early 60s and during the space race between USA and Russia, the world superpowers were really just vying to know what alien object has crashed on the moon. And what they discovered would threaten the existence of earth and its inhabitants. Once again, it is up to our hero and his metal buddies to save the day.
What's new in this installment? Megan Fox has been replaced following a snide remark about Bay, and Brit model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was tasked to fill her huge shoes. Plus the fact that is already real tough to stand out in the midst of all the adrenaline-rushing action, she fails miserably despite her pretty face. But really we don't blame her. With all the fast and furious action going on, even LaBeouf will be momentarily forgotten by the audience.
Still, Transformers – Dark of the Moon is a blockbuster well worth the ticket with its promise to deliver all the action you expect as well as a great supporting cast of Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and Patrick Dempsey.
But perhaps from a female's point of view, I found the third installation of Transformers overly high-octane, with too many buildings falling, pretty ladies posing, and transformations a dime a dozen too many. Despite coming with the knowledge that this is an action flick, our high expectations were quickly satisfied and overcompensated. And the 3D effect? Amplifies the metal fatigue further!
The energy is there but you would somehow feel a tad disappointed. While we enjoyed the film and would recommend most to catch it in the theatre, we must say Transformers – Dark of the Moon drives home the point that simply action alone will not do. So, for a better sense of the entire plot, go for the Transformers marathon if you could afford the time and the price.
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