Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson
Director: Michael Bay
Writer: Ehren Kruger
Gerne: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Shia LaBeouf has appeared in lots of movie which i wont be quick to forget, amongst which are iRobot & Disturbia. However this new Transformers movie has got to top that list of memorable movies featuring Shia LaBeouf as it’s a really captivating movie that has a perfect blend of action/adventure/comedy. Yup! Comedy thanks to two crazy little Autobots that reminded me of the ‘Worm Guys’ in Men In Black II.
Watching T3 i couldn’t help but appreciate the fact that certain unnecessary elements found in the previous terrible sequel to the original, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, had been cut down whilst some new features had been included giving this movie the much needed crowd appeal. This sequel to Transformers (2007) and Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009), offers something different in terms of the plot and the approach taken.
It’s 1961, and a spacecraft referred to as the ark which conveys a secret weapon capable of ending the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons, has landed on the Moon. Alerted by the presence of a foreign body by NASA, the President of the United States sanctioned a team of astronauts to go check it out. Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots find out about this in 2011 and to avoid the Decepticons getting to it first, they make their way to the Moon to recover the items on the arc. However the Decepticons are not as ignorant as believed and they’ve got other plans in mind.
Some of the notable changes in this movie includes Michael Bay’s decision to bring on a couple of known faces for this installment which might be his last, amongst which are John Malkovich (Cyrus Tha Virus in Conair), Patrick Dempsey (Dr. Shepard in Greys Anatomy) and Ken Jeong (Mr. Chow in Hangover 1 &2 ). In addition, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was added to the cast replacing Megan Fox as Sam Witwicky’s love interest. Bay also added some amount of humor to this one unlike the last and gave more dialogue to the Autobots & other characters.
This movie, in my opinion, is one of the best movies released so far this summer. Normally it’s being released in other countries earlier than it did in Nigeria wouldn’t prove to be a big deal, however when a friend wouldn’t stop taunting me cause she had seen it and i had not i made up my mind to see it the very day it premiered in Nigeria and that ended up being a good decision.
I have to say though, for those yet to see this movie and would probably be planning to go see it in 3-D at Silverbird cinema, Don’t. There was obviously something wrong at Silverbird Cinema Lagos the day i went to see this movie as they probably had something wrong with their 3-D screen or just employed a lesser model. Either way we the viewers ended up being completely ripped off that night as it was pretty dark with the 3-D shades on with less prominent 3-D effects and without ‘em it was quite blurry. So unless you are sure whatever problem they had has been fixed you’re better off watching it at another cinema or in regular 2-D. My best line that night has got to be the one uttered by someone on our way out; “That was 0-D movie we just saw in there“.
All in all, if you’re looking for a good movie to go see at the cinemas, this one is for you and regardless of having seen the previous two you’d still be able to make sense of this one.
Oh yeah! Don’t forget to keep your eyes on my favorite characters in the movie; Jerry Wang played by The Hangover’s Ken Jeong and the two crazy Autobots, Wheelie and Brains.