Monday, July 18, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day, it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.

The plot of the movie goes back all the way to 1961, depicting the final war between the Autobots and Decepticons, and how the Ark, a Cybertronian spacecraft carrying an invention capable of ending the war crash lands on the far side of Earth's moon. When the crash is detected by NASA, President John F. Kennedy authorizes a mission to travel to the moon explore the craft.

Now, in the present, the Autobots assist the United States military in preventing conflicts around the globe. During investigating suspected alien technology on a mission in Chernobyl, Optimus Prime finds a fuel cell from the Ark. It is then discovered that the spacecraft had had survived its journey from Cybertron. Not long after the discovery, the Autobots are attacked by Shockwave who manages to escape. The Autobots soon learn of the top-secret mission to the moon by President John F. Kennedy, so the Autobots travel there to explore the Ark. They discover a comatose Sentinel Prime, the former Autobot leader. After returning to Earth, Optimus uses the energy of his Matrix of Leadership to revive Sentinel Prime....

And that is about the only thing that was gong for the plot, o that and Bay's action scenes in this movie here are bigger, better and more brutal than any in the first two films. However, it's still tough at times to tell the robots apart in battle. It was no surprise that Sentinel Prime turned out to be the bad guy.

Although Shia is the main character that's supposed to weave and connect the plot together, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley presence in the movie just make you go ?? I mean sure, she makes you forget all about Megan Fox within moments of seeing her onscreen, but its only lasts for a few seconds. Megan Fox's character had a little more dimension to it. When the story goes on, I kind of get the feeling that her character was was there for the sake of giving Shia's character some motivation to storm into the war-zone area to risk his life to save her and at the same time foil the Decepticons plan to overtake the world (enslaving the human population into doing their bidding to repair their home planet, which was destroyed in the end). Other than that, her character was a little redundant, or it could have been written in much better.

Overall, the movie was ok. It had it's funny moments, but other times it was a little too draggy and the scenes with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's character was just a bore. Maybe it would have been better if there was more of a backstory on her character or just something for her to do rather than just well.. stand there. Her character could have had so much potential to make the storyline more enjoyable. I still like the robots better.... lol


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