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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.

Director:

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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The battles are over. The war begins. 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:

$97,400,000, 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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Over half of the film was converted to 3-D by Legend3D. In fact, forty minutes of non-visual effects, and 38 minutes of visual effects shots were converted. This includes much of the robot battling chaos during the final forty minutes of the movie, as well as close-ups and medium shots of actors on 35mm anamorphic film. See more »

Goofs

Optimus Prime's mouthshield goes from flat to vented during some shots whilst fighting. The flat mouthshield is the most current version, whilst the vented mouthshield was used in the previous two films. Nothing says that his mouthshield needs to stay exactly the same as the previous two films. See more »

Quotes

[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

The camera zooms into Sentinel Prime's head as he lies comatose inside the Ark, and the moving gears and components forms the opening title. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Blockbuster Buster: Wild Wild West (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Faith (When I Let You Down)
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Written by Adam Lazzara, John Nolan, Eddie Reyes, Shaun Cooper, and Mark O'Connell
Performed by Taking Back Sunday
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Decent, but nothing special

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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