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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

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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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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:

D.O.T.M. 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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Todd, who voiced the title character of The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), was going to play a human character in this film, but his role got written out of the script. See more »

Goofs

In the NASA radio room, There are two men standing beside a cabinet. One a white shirt and tie, the other in a full suit. When the shot cuts, they have instantly switched sides, and the one who doesn't wear a jacket, suddenly is wearing glasses. See more »

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[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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Goodbye - Gate 21
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A Great Summer Movie
29 June 2011 | by sotomichael84See all my reviews

Here's my problem with the critic reviews, they expect too much. If you come to see the movie expecting to be completely moved by what you've seen, then you've got another thing coming. This is a great movie for what it is, a summer action thriller. The story was good not great, and obviously, the special effects were perfect. Compared to the second installment, this is a BIG improvement. The second was just trying to be too funny, and the action was great, but it was just chaotic. In Dark of the Moon, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg tuned down the comedy level and they put in a better structure for the action sequences. Now, there were still a lot of great laughs, and the special effects were at best they've ever been, if not better. my only problems were that I believe that the characters could have been better developed, but enough was done to get by, and the way it was put together was just a tad bit messy, but nothing too noticeable. DO NOT listen to what a bunch of hot-shot movie critics have to say, you really should never listen to these guys. Overall, this was an awesome, fun summer blockbuster. You will enjoy yourself, a lot.


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