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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  29 June 2011 (USA)
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The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.



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Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia, to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. Written by Kris S.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Transformers 3  »

Box Office


$195,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$115,886,050 (USA) (1 July 2011)


$352,358,779 (USA) (7 October 2011)

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The Decepticons' camp is seen to be in Tanzania, Africa. This location is a homage to Beast Wars: Transformers (1996), where the Maximals and Predacons crash-landed in Africa. See more »


When Sentinel first summons the forces from the Moon to Earth, the clip with one Decepticon jumping from the portal and another landing on his back and rolling, is shown twice. See more »


[first lines]
Optimus Prime: We were once a peaceful race of intelligent mechanical beings. But then came the war between the Autobots, who fought for freedom and the Decepticons, who dreamt of tyranny. Overmatched and outnumbered, our defeat was all but certain. But in the wars final days, one Autobot ship escaped the battle. It was carrying a secret cargo, which would have changed our planet's fate. A desperate mission, our final hope...
[the Ark flies from Cybertron into space... and is gunned down]
Optimus Prime: A hope ...
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Simmons and Mearing kiss, and then she demands his arrest. See more »


North Star
Performed by U2
Lyrics by Bono
Music by U2
Produced by RedOne
Courtesy of Universal Music International B.V./Interscope Records
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Decent, but nothing special
12 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you liked the first two, you'll probably like this, it's not quite as awesome as the first one, but a bit better than the second, I think.

It was standard explosions and slow motion robots. There were a couple times I laughed so hard I cried a little, once at something John Malkovich did and another time at something rather absurd and ridiculous.

Acting wise it was alright, and there were a couple of minor twists I wasn't expecting, some scenes ran on a little long, but it was okay. I saw it in 3D and I'm glad I didn't pay for it because I don't feel that the 3D effects were that mind-blowing or wow-ing.

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