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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

Writer:

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:

$97,852,865, 3 July 2011

Gross USA:

$352,390,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,123,794,079
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Trivia

The "boom-sticks" that Que gives to the humans are, if you look closely, almost identical in design to Jazz's feet from the first movie. They recycle pretty much the exact same pieces, only in a smaller scale. See more »

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(at around 2h 10 mins) When Soundwave prepares to execute Bumblebee, his gun charges up and reveals an orange interior but when he begins firing after the ships drop the projectile is a dark blue indicating that his weapon is a sonic cannon and not a plasma cannon. There is no rule that states he cannot switch between the two types of cannons. 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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Good considering what it is
28 November 2011 | by rawpow192See all my reviews

I have to say I enjoyed watching Transformers 3. If you take it for what it is, a Michael Bay movie with awesome, epic visuals, an over-the- top weak plot, not very deep characters, and classic 'Bay' humor, then it's great. Not as good as the first, but easily better than the 2nd one.

First off, the visual effects are amazing. One of the best, if not the best, that I've seen, both in details on the transformers, in action/fighting sequences, and in more general landscape shots - the views of Chicago when it was being attacked by decepticons were great. I watched it in 3D in the theater, and it was arguably the best 3D effects I've seen, and best use of 3D cameras, and that is including Avatar which i also saw in 3D. This is what Michael Bay is really good at, and this movie shows he is arguably the expert in visual effects and composition.

visual effects and presentation - 10/10

The plot isn't great. When it starts out, it seems like it might develop nicely into a moderately complex story rooted in some historical events that happened very differently than how we thought (kind of like the hoover dam part in the first transformers), but in the end not much is made of that and the plot is relatively direct and over-the-top. However, it does have a few good moments that offer a bit more complexity or emotion, and anyways I didn't watch the movie hoping for a subtle, complex, and nuanced plot.

Plot - 6/10

The characters and acting aren't Oscar-worthy either, to say the least. Rosie Huntington-Whitely is not a great actress, in fact she isn't really an actress, and it shows, but, to be honest, I have seen worse performances. Shia Labeouf is decent in his role as usual. and again there are some new characters, including some for Michael Bay- esque comic relief (which in my opinion is actually funnier than much of the humor in revenge of the fallen, which felt a little too forced to me).

Characters/acting - 6/10

Fun - 8/10

If you're expecting a layered, nuanced movie with deep characterization and a complex and well-written plot, well, then, don't watch this. If, though, you want a fun blockbuster with truly amazing visual effects, a decent (but forgettable) storyline and characterization, and an easy to follow dynamic, well you'll probably like Transformers 3.


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