Third of the Transformer films.Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
PG_13 157 min - Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi - 28 June 2011 (USA)
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.
Initial impression: "what's with the lips".
Second impression: "what is it with those lips?"
Third impression: "Why is that girl walking up the stairs on her tip toes? Can't she walk normally?
Fourth impression: Why can't Sam talk normally, he is like the energizer Bunny on speed.
Overall I liked the film. I liked the story and the conspiracy behind it. I liked that Michael Bay slowed down all the fighting scenes with the robots so you could actually follow it. I liked that the robots were more distinct and had more colors so I could figure out which was which and follow them along in a fight.
While I felt the first half of the film was quiet good, the second half of the film suffered from Michael Bay's usual answer to all his films which is a lot of fast paced action that goes, on and on and on to the point you are screaming for a break in the action. The film is a bout 30 minutes too long. That includes much of the continuous on going action in the second half.
Answer to the third impression. The actress spent 7 months filming running in 4 in maybe 5 in high heels.
I liked that the film showed it hard for recent college grad, Sam, to find a job. It reflects the current economic situation.
I liked that the girl who replaced Megan Fox, was in charge of a classic car collection worth millions. Take that Megan Fox for being too good for this series.
I loved the salute to Star Trek and Spock/Leonard Nimoy who was the voice of Sentinal Prime. Even Sentinal Prime's face was very similar to Spock in the Mirror, Mirror episode of the original series. I also though it was a brilliant touch to use a famous Spock quote "The needs of the many... outweigh...The needs of the few. Or the one".