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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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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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Earth's last stand See more »


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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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Brains is an original creation. The movie comic "Rising Storm" states that he was created by the Decepticons to be their worker, but gained sentience and went to the Autobots for help, and was taken in by them. See more »

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(at around 2h 20 mins) Toward the end, when Sam is going to destroy the tower he gets kicked in the stomach by Dylan. When Sam falls he lands on another part of the destroyed building, you see the chunk of building that he lands on conform to his body, showing that it is made of foam to soften his landing. 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...
[the Ark flies from Cybertron into space... and is gunned down]
Optimus Prime: A hope ...
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Quite A Spectacle
13 July 2011 | by jakimikuSee all my reviews

Well, lets get a quick look at the film. Explosions, CGI, 3D and after these comes everything else. These three things are the main reason why one should watch Transformers: Dark of the Moon. We all know who Mr. Bay is and what his movies are famous for: explosions, explosions, explosions and destruction, destruction, destruction. Plot has never been his strongest feature, but hey, and i am being totally honest here, it works well enough, at least for me. All i wanted to see was a typical Michael Bay movie, something like Armageddon or the first Transformers, and what i got was a pleasant surprise.

So, before watching the movie its probably not a sin to say that we were certain of one thing: it couldn't have been worse than Revenge of the Fallen, which, lets be honest, was pretty atrocious. This time we've got plot linked to Moon and Apollo 11, which was clever and worked well for the movie, decepticons taking over the world and turning Chicago into something we're used to see in The Terminator movies and autobots with their human allies resisting them. Oh, and what we don't have is Megan Fox. Thank God for that. The new female lead, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has one task: be pretty and well its safe to say that she succeeds at it, no one expects her to deliver an award-winning performance, but she did really good (it's her first film by the way) and she fits in the movie and with Sam very well.

Anyway, the film is much bigger and more serious than the previous ones. This time we've got emotion and character, which maybe has something to do with, again having Steve Jablonsky and Linkin Park for soundtrack. Iridescent which is played at some points creates an excellent aura. All this decepticon destruction and "drawing the bigger picture" motive provides us with more seriousness and depth.

So all in all, Transformers: Dark of the Moon was an awesome watch. It could be for anyone, if only one goes to watch it for the right reasons (needlessly to say explosions, CGI and 3D). We've got fast pace, a lot of visuals, romance, a lot of mayhem and well, a moral (presented heavily with clichés but, hey, no harm). All of which are vital components for a solid summer blockbuster and a clear head to define Transformers as something more than meets the eye. Just sit back and expect a fun and adventurous ride and you won't be disappointed.


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