Transformers: Dark of the Moon

29 06 2011

Let me start off by just saying that “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is much more better than its predecessor.

I’m not what you’d exactly call a fan of the Michael Bay-directed Transformers film series. I didn’t particularly like the first film with it’s excess of cheese and CGI. I hated “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” which was even with it’s action sequences less interesting than watching paint dry in a dark room. It was muddled, and after 30 minutes of watching the movie, I started to begin to have chronic headaches. Luckily though, Michael Bay has picked up the pieces, and directed the awesome “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

I’m not gonna bother writing a detailed plot description, since it doesn’t really matter a lot, but the film is practically the following… Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has to once again save the world from total destruction. He once again needs to help his Autobot friends. He once again has the hot girlfriend, this time a new one, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who’s replaced Megan Fox. She is what Megan Fox was, hot and not getting too much dialogue. She’s effective at what she is supposed to do.

Thankfully, there’s less and more humorous humor here. Coen-favorites John Turturro and Frances McDormand star alongside John Malkovich to provide us with subtle humor. Turturro’s character, the retired agent Seymour Simmons, who tried to laugh us in the previous films, actually succeeds here. From it’s cast to the amazing special effects put to display here, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is a carefully made action picture. It succeeds as one on every level.

That said, there are still mistakes in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” The plot is too complicated for the adolescent 12-year-olds it’s mainly made for, and it drags quite a lot in act two, but “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” was the fastest two and a half hours I’ve ever experienced. I mean that in the best possible way.

There’s a huge cast in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Frances McDormand, John Turturro, John Malkovich, Hugo fckin’ Weaving, Kevin Dunn, Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and even Patrick Dempsey as Whiteley’s playboy boss.

Bay is known for directing bad movies with great action sequences. He doesn’t create a good movie here, but he creates a movie that’s action sequences are so good, that we don’t really care about anything else. He’s obviously done a lot of work here. Remember all you haters, Michael Bay doesn’t write the dialogues of his movies. Ehren Kruger does that in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” and I give Bay extra credit of making the action so frickin’ good that we forget about Kruger’s horrible dialogue writing.

Apart from the action sequences, the 3D is amazing here. It’s as good as I’ve seen in a long while. In fact, I believe that the only movies with good 3D I’ve ever seen are “Alice in Wonderland” and “Tron: Legacy.” I didn’t see “Avatar” in 3D. The second act dragged a bit, but the engrossing act one and the frantic act three with the epic destruction of Chicago in amazing 3D, more than make up for act two’s mistakes.

He said it himself, Michael Bay wants to “entertain the summer audience”. He will with “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” which is the best film I’ve ever seen that he directed. This isn’t a great movie, but it’s wildly entertaining. It’s got the explosions, it’s got the frantic action, it’s got the Victoria’s Secret model, it’s got robots beating the shit out of other robots, and it’s got the amazing third act of total destruction. What more could you ask from a summer action flick?

Rating: ★★★

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H8bnKdf654

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4 responses

2 07 2011
Jonks

Ma lugesin esimesed kaks lõiku, täitsa tore tundub 😀
Cheers

5 07 2011
Jonks

Miks on sul osas kohas kirjas frickin teises friggin?
Miks on igas artiklis sees sõna drag?
Miks sa oled terve lehe peal kokku kasutanud 11 friggin ja 1 frickin?

6 07 2011
Karl Kevad

Kommenteeri palun Inglise keeles :D…
Ma ei leidnud teisi sõnu.

14 07 2011
Jonks

Ei kirjuta!!!!!!! NO

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