Action Movies, by Ajay Singh, 14 July 2011

Director: Michael Bay

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson

Country: USA

Runtime: 157 min

Release Date:

Language: English

Director Michael Bay returns to the cinemas with this new instalment in what has become a major action/sci fi franchise. Starring the wonderfully named Shia LeBeouf once more, it’s a typical retread of the first hugely successful movie, hitting all the right notes and delivering what the audience wants.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The stars of course, are the Transformers themselves, returned to life from their 80s graveyard and here rendered once more with some quite breathtaking CGI, so real at some points as to be completely convincing and extremely well integrated into the live action. There are a lot of action set pieces which take your breath away and this is also one of the best 3D movies ever made, with a great deal of care and attention being paid to using the format to it’s most striking advantage.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The story, such as it is, is pretty straightforward. During the 1969 moon landing, an alien space craft crashes on the moon, a survivor from the massive battles between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Years later, its discovery sparks off a full scale war once again. Sam Witwicky is once again drawn onto the robot conflict. There are hints dropped to government cover ups along the way but this plotline never really goes anywhere, it’s all just there to lead up to the massive battles which are what the film is really all about.

The cast is variable to say the least, easily outmatched by the awesome CGI. However, John Malkovich manages to stand out, as ever and there is a surprising turn from Leonard Nimoy as the voice of the Cybertron commander, Sentinel Prime. Rosie Huntingdon Whitley as Carly, Sam’s girlfriend is, however just terrible. Not even in the “so bad she’s good” category. She looks great however so just enjoy the scenes where she doesn’t open her mouth.

Still, acting aside, this is a great action movie which the kids will love and which won’t disappoint action hungry adults either. It’s already done tremendous box office so catch up with the continuing Transformers story. It’s a film of two halves, with the outstanding action all taking place in the second half and it’s worth the wait when it happens. Bring on the mayhem!

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Rosie-Huntington Whiteley

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Trailer

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