Sunday, July 10, 2011

Review: Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon

Well, I took the lovely wife out to see the new Transformers movie the other night, and I have to say that overall I found it a great, and fun ride. Now, because this is a movie that is fundamentally about a bunch of toys, one should not expect great plotting along the lines of Citizen Kane or say... Barberella, yet within those confines, it performs that which it is trying to do well.

The Good:
As I side, this movie was a fun ride. It knew exactly what type of movie it wanted to be, and that happened to be the type of movie which Micheal Bay excels at. For those of you wondering, I'm talking about big-action, explosion-based summer popcorn eye-candy.  Of most importance, is that you can easily see where the lack of a writer's strike failed to hamper this movie the way the strike did for Transformers 2. Additionally, I loved having Leonard Nimoy for the role of Sentinel Prime.

The Bad:
Probably, most disappointing is the somewhat gratuitous way that Mr. Bay used the 3D which the film was shot in, and his lead-actress to add some rather overt sex into the system. Of course, that's been the case with this series of film (with the exception of the 3D) since Megan Fox's lifting of Bumblebee's hood.  Outside of that, the only thing that I really kind of cringed over was the ham-fisted use of a Wrath of Khan quote during the build-up to the final fight.

The Ugly:
 The little bug-bots that swarmed over Megatron.

Overall, I was quite happy with going to see this movie. And amusingly enough so was my closet-geek of a wife. Though that may have something to do with the fact that the Sprint Cup 48 car was featured in this movie...

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