Transformers: Dark of the Moon Reviews
Watching the graphics expertise makes me feel like a crazy amount of money, talent, time and effort is being drained down in the wrong hole. The VFX work is sophisticated, complex and involves heavy planning, thinking and execution effort and in my opinion Michael Bay would go a long way and win many hearts if he can try just being a visual effects supervisor. Really the work here is much better than Avatar or Avengers.
Synopsis: Fox is replaced by another hottie. Characters from the previous editions reprise same roles and dialogues. Nobody know what Decepticons are fighting for and Autobots are like overstayed guests.
With a long list of mechanical characters, Bay tried to bring in the entire Hollywood to elevate the missing aesthetic value like Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, John Turturo etc. Instead of utilizing their special talents to arrive at a fresh flavor, all these talented actors succumb to buffoonery along with the rest of the cast. The robots behave more human than the actual actors themselves which is another thing that makes me cringe.
There is actually a weird scene where a division captain instructs his team to hold fire until he commands, while actually all of them are shooting.
If not for the visual effects grandeur, its rating would have been on the negative.
Originally written July 4, 2011--
A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens to ignite a war so large that the Transformers alone won't be enough to save the planet. Sam Witwicki (Shia LaBeouf) and the Autobots must join together with their human friends and fight against the gathering darkness to defend our world from the Decepticons all-consuming evil plan to enslave the human race once and for all!
Ok, so this chapter in the Transformers saga wasn't too bad. It was action-packed and had a great backstory! Why exactly did the US want to get to the moon back in the 1960's so badly? The answer was pretty cool. But one thing that I didn't care for was how unrealistic it was that Sam's "new" girlfriend, Carly Miller (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), never got a speck of dirt, sweat, blood, or grime of any kind on her bright white outfit---even though everyone around her is absolutely covered in it! I know that Huntington-Whiteley is a model, but come on!