I was fortunate enough to see a sneak preview of one of this summer’s biggest blockbuster, romantic comedies, Transformers 3 – Dark of the Moon in 3D. No seriously, this movie is the perfect flick for the girls to check out for a ‘girls night out’ this weekend! The movie is hitting theatres on Friday, July 1st and if you had any doubt about whether you should see it in theatres, you must! The incredible love story that plays out throughout the plot of this film, between the two lead characters, Sam Witwicky played by Shia LaBeouf and Carly played by Victoria Secret Angel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had me on the end of my seat, giggling with laughter and rife with emotion. Shia LaBeouf’s ability to cry in this film and show his vulnerable side was absolutely breath taking, and dare I say, Oscar-worthy. Rosie’s breakout film roll in Director Michael Bay’s third rendition of this tragic, war-riddled romance was poetic and riveting. The 3D visuals further added to the depth of this film.
Okay, okay, okay. If you couldn’t tell I was being factious with that opening paragraph, then you don’t know my sense of humor! It’s true, I did in fact go to see Michael Bay’s Transformers 3 – Dark of the Moon, and it does in fact star those two actors, it is my no means a romantic comedy for the ages. There is a love story, with some incredible wit; however, I can’t say this summer blockbuster will live up to its previous two predecessors. The film once again focuses on the continue war between the Autobots and Decepticons, this time focusing on a Cybertronian spacecraft that has crashed on Earth’s moon, and holds a critical piece to saving their home planet of Cybertron. Now, if you are a Transformer fanatic, you probably just got a chubby from those words. I on the other hand didn’t play with the action figures, but was extremely impressed with the entertainment value of this film. I went in with an open mind, after enjoying the first Transformers flick from a few years back. The flow of the movie was fast paced, and the fight scenes between the transforming cars/machines were beautifully done and wildly realistic. Granted, I knew I was watching machines that had just transformed into warriors from different Ford vehicles, so the realism could only stretch so far!
The film had a few other big name actors to add some weight to the film, including Fergie’s husband, Josh Duhamel, tackling the roll of Lennox, who is often portrayed as the leader of the human forces aiding the Autobots in their efforts to save Earth from the Decepticons’ ruin. Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy) played a villainous traitor to the human race, Dylan, but it was hard to hate him with his dashing good looks. John Malkovich took on the roll of Bruce Brazos, an interesting (and in my opinion hysterical) managerial character to Shia’s Sam and his scenes alone deserve the coveted standout performance of the film. Yes, even this film deserves a standout performance recognition award! Also in the cast was the hysterical, and all too familiar, Ken Jeong (who you will most likely recognize from the recent Hangover franchise), playing office mate to Sam, Jerry Wang. Similar to John Malkovich, any scene with Ken Jeong made this movie worth seeing! I wasn’t going into the film to be moved, or even expecting to recommend this film to my friends; however, I was extremely entertained by the ensemble cast and incredible special effects.
I do recommend checking out the films soundtrack once it’s released, as there were a few excellent tracks played during critical moments of the film that definitely put a smile on my face! To be honest, unless you’re a die-hard transformer fans and had all the action figures growing up (with a secret spot in your heart for MegaTron), then definitely check this film out in theatres. If you’re not so die-hard, but looking for something to entertain you on a Friday night and the latest Jennifer Aniston film is out of stock at your local video store, then definitely grab Transformers 3 – Dark of the Moon as a viable alternative!
For anything and everything else you could want to know about this film, check out their incredible website (I’m actually not joking on this one, the site design is incredible): http://www.transformersmovie.com/
OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 stars