Thursday, July 7, 2011

Review: Transformers 3 The Dark Side Of The Moon

Today my nephews and I went to see the latest Transformers movie in 3D, and the experience was about exactly what you would expect. If you are a fan of the franchise you should derive at least a moderate amount of pleasure from this viewing experience, but don't expect it to knock your socks off. The plot started off interesting though became progressively more ridiculous as the movie neared its ending. We were all very disappointed by the performance of Megatron, who played the role of pathetic weakling rather than menacing super villain. The plot in the third movie does create several conflicts and contradictions with the whole plot of the second movie. Without giving away the plot, you just wonder why if the Decepticons were planning what they were planning for #3, why would they be trying to destroy the planet in #2?

The girl who replaced Meghan Fox was as good (and good looking) as Fox, but it was not entirely smooth how she was written into the story line. The transition between madly in love, dumped, and madly in love felt just a little too expedient. The chemistry was weak between the two love birds and it would have been better if they had just dyed the girl's hair black pretending she was the Fox character from the previous movie.

The most enjoyable aspect of the movie was the extra dimension. With plenty of buildings being smashed, it would often appear as though the rubble was coming right at you. The advent of 3D has taken the slow motion action shot to a whole new level, and while there are times you'd like to take a break from the glasses, it adds a novelty to the film making up for a lacklustre storyline.

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