360Cinema: Transformers: Dark of the Moon Movie Review

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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.

iRecommend

8/10

Mistah Cole

Mistah Cole

is a Nigerian-born Music critic and movie blogger

5 comments

  1. Oh really. I think I will go to Genesis Deluxe Cinema at Lekki to see it in 3D then. I believe they should be showing it there.

  2. You are a special kind of IDIOT for this review. The movie is little better than an 4/10. No sensisble plot, horendous acting and editing. The only saving grace are the fight scenecs and 3D. So shut up and go and learn moviecraft before you review. DUMBASS.

    By the way, your writing sucks. Terribly. Stop doing it, youre not very good at it.

  3. The Reviewer it is not compulsory u go and watch the movie if you can’t afford it so allow those of us that can to get the information we require. Mistah Cole nice job you are doing please continue it and don’t be discouraged

  4. I am still laughing my head off here. Im new to your movie reviews and what i can say from this one is, Nicely put together even though i will not agree with your rating of the movie. I still believe it was over-hyped. Meanwhile who is the prick called THE REVIEWER, you my friend are the special kind of Idiot and i am on-board with Chineye, if you cannot afford to see the movies or don’t have the mind to comprehend the message or humor in this mans review then go hug a transformer.
    Mistah Cole, i’ll be looking out for your next review

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