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July 4, 2011

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review

by Jonn Holland

 According to Box Office Mojo, Transformers: Dark Side of The Moon has already made $97.4 million since its opening day on Tuesday, June 28. As a matter of fact, the film made $35 million in sales just that one day for midnight showings. The movie is also said to be the best of the three Transformers films.

I certainly agree. The quality of this film is superb and it has a great story.

We are reunited with Sam Witwicky and the Autobots about four years after the events of Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen. Sam has graduated from college and the Autobots are functioning as a Spec Ops unit for the American government. All are waiting for the Decepticons to strike. Sam especially feels the need for action as he struggles to cope with feelings of inadequacy that are only exacerbated by the fact that he cannot find a  job and his new girlfriend’s boss, Dylan–played by Patrick Dempsey–has a tendency to dote on her, which grates on Sam’s sense of confidence in himself. But, this is a Transformers movie, and the Decepticons waste no time rearing their massive, ugly heads.

After an attack on the Autobots and Colonel Lennox(Josh Duhamel), it is discovered that the Decepticons are searching for an Autobot ship that escaped from Cybertron and crash landed on the moon sometime during the nineteen sixties.  Optimus Prime reveals that the precious cargo is none other than an old Autobot leader; Sentinel Prime. After Optimus Prime and Ratchet retrieve Sentinel Prime and revive him, they learn that Sentinel had invented a space bridge which could be used to transport resources through time and space. Sentinel warns the humans and the Autobots that if the space bridge falls into Decepticon possession, they could transport an army of Decepticons to Earth and accomplish their quest for domination.

The film stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Whitwicky, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Sam’s girlfriend Carly and Leonard Nimoy as Sentinel. John Malkovich, Ken Jeong also join the cast.

Transformers 3 is ultimately  a story about fighting for the things that are good in our lives be it a significant other or the simple ideal of freedom for all mankind. Do yourself a favor and see it on IMAX. You’ll not regret the price. There is plenty of action, near-death escapes and as much heart as the first Transformers movie.

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1 Comment Post a comment
  1. Kiwi
    Jul 4 2011

    No doubt about it! This is the best one yet – great story, humor, action, romance, et. al.

    Reply

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