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2010 - 2015, Action, Robots, Transformers

Transformers (3): Dark Side of the Moon

Released 2011 Rating 12A in UK
Director Michael Bay Writer/s Ehren Kruger
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Kevin Dunn, Alan Tudyk, Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving, Leonard Nimoy
Source of story Unbelievably a diecast toy, previous films and a book called “Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday” by Alan Dean Foster
Elevator Pitch The Autobots are now part of the human security services, and become aware that technology from a space craft crashed on the moon has reached earth. They locate it and revive the pilot Sentinel Prime who was a previous Autobot leader. But he sees the salvation of their planet lies in co-operation with the Decepticons. Battle results with the Autobots being assisted by the humans including the hero from the last film and his girlfriend. Her boss lusts after her, and is a Decepticon spy.
Content An absolute minimum of human interaction, with no nudity (but Sam’s girfriend’s underpants seen once) and no sex. Endless transformations of vehicles and other things into robots of one sort or another. A lot of shouting and humans running about while destruction takes place. Battles between the robots sometimes involving humans.
A View Well – two hours and thirty-four minutes of complete nonesense. It turns out that Rosie H-W is a Victoria’s Secret model and that’s what she looks like, but does it matter? This production made over a billion dollars and is up amongst the highest grossing movies of all time. The time spent on “rendering” is mind boggling. The robots speak very slowly which might be just as well, since we have to assume that anyone who actually enjoyed this needed time to understand the words. Some critics gave it no stars, and I agree with them.

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