Movie Review: Transformers 3

By Justin Emedot, :: 25-07-2011


Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, is the third sci-fi blockbuster inspired by the shape-changing toys, is here and  it’s everything you’d expect. With amazing 3D, the explosions are louder and the action is faster. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has acquired a new girlfriend, with Megan Fox having been dumped from the franchise after likening director Michael Bay to Hitler. Sam’s new love interest takes the shape of Carly Spencer (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley). In supporting roles are Frances McDormand, John Malkovich , John Turturro and Tyrese Gibson.
Once again, the Earth’s fate hangs in the balance as the autobots (good alien robots) and decepticons (bad alien robots) face off, reducing most of Chicago to rubble. It begins with a space mission to the moon. This time, the story centres around an alien spacecraft discovered on the Moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts and kept secret ever since. While secretly monitoring the surface of the moon, the people at NASA hear a loud clunk. President Kennedy declares that it’s time to send men to the moon.
Even though he has saved the world twice and even has a nice medal from President Obama, Sam can’t seem to find a job. He finally gets an entry level job in the mail room of a scientific company. While in the rest room one day Sam finds himself cornered by a company scientist who seems to know more about Sam’s past than he should. But minutes later he is murdered. Sam contacts the now-retired Seymour Simmons, and together they realise that Megatron and the Decepticons are murdering people connected to the American and Russian space missions to the Ark.
They locate two surviving Russian cosmonauts who reveal satellite photos of hundreds of Pillars being stockpiled on the moon. Sam realises that the Decepticons raided the Ark long before the Autobots mission and intentionally left Sentinel and five Pillars behind to lure the Autobots into a trap - Sentinel being key to activating the Pillars and the Decepticons lacking the means to revive him. The Autobots rush to return Sentinel to their base for protection but Sentinel betrays them and kills Ironhide, revealing he had made a deal with Megatron to ensure the survival of the Cybertronian race.
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