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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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Michael Bay

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Ehren Kruger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shia LaBeouf ... Sam Witwicky
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ... Carly
Josh Duhamel ... Lennox
John Turturro ... Simmons
Tyrese Gibson ... Epps
Patrick Dempsey ... Dylan
Frances McDormand ... Mearing
John Malkovich ... Bruce Brazos
Kevin Dunn ... Ron Witwicky
Julie White ... Judy Witwicky
Alan Tudyk ... Dutch
Ken Jeong ... Jerry Wang
Glenn Morshower ... General Morshower
Lester Speight ... Eddie
Buzz Aldrin ... Buzz Aldrin
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Storyline

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 go 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 ahmetkozan

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Transformers 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$195,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,400,000, 3 July 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$352,390,543, 28 May 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,123,746,996, 31 December 2011
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Mirage got re-named to Dino, not only because of Ferrari's insistence, but also because Mattel holds the rights for making Ferrari toys and models, and they didn't want "their car" to bear the name of a character owned by their rival toy-company Hasbro. See more »

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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...
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Optimus Prime: A hope ...
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There will be days when we lose faith, days when our allies turn against us. But the day will never come, that we forsake this planet and its people.
23 June 2014 | by CowherPowerForeverSee all my reviews

So the final film in the Michael Bay Transformers trilogy now is up for review. In my opinion the first film set some solid ground work for what Michael Bay wanted to do. Sadly in the second movie it all fell apart. Some like to blame the writers strike that was going on during that time, I think that is a cop out, and a bad one at that. Thankfully Dark of the Moon brings the franchise back to the roots of the original film. Light humor, average acting, but fantastic action scenes. This is my review of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

This is the third Transformers film directed by Michael Bay, and while I did trash his effort in part two of this series, I must admit they really rebounded amazingly. He took the heavy criticisms of the second film, mainly being that the humor was over the top and the film was light on action, and made this film better because of those criticisms. The action is heavy in this film, even more so than the first film. Sure there are slow spots here and there while they build up the story, but overall this is a nicely paced film. I love a great final battle scene, and while the summer blockbusters have been mainly stale in that area, Dark of the Moon fully delivers in that aspect as the final battle ranges from a good thirty to forty minutes I would say. That is very impressive.

Ehren Kruger returns from the ashes of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and is in fact the only writer who returned from that awful film. Also, Kruger is the only writer on this film. Much like the first film in the franchise, if you are expecting an Oscar winning script, you simply will not find it here. Kruger's script holds up nicely, and he really redeems himself after the mess of the prior film. The over the top humor is replaced with much more timely humor that works very well for the most part. The pacing of the action scenes are far better as well. With only a few slow downs in the story, Kruger is really able to hold our attention very nicely over the course of this two and a half hour film. While it is hard to say if this film was overall better written than the first film in this series, Kruger's effort is still top notch for this amazing summer blockbuster.

Overall this film was a fantastic way to end the first trilogy for the Transformers series. Personally I must say this film is slightly above the first film, but even still, it is just barely. So fans of these Transformers live action films, this franchise as a whole is pretty good for what it has set out to be. Sure there are some like even myself who would want a Cybertron War movie, but in due time I suppose.

7.4/10

While this is the end of the Sam Witwicky story, the Transformers will return in Transformers: Age of Extinction.


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