The basic plot for the movie, which seems to have been taken straight from a 3-part episode of the old 80’s Transformers cartoon called “The Ultimate Doom”, sees the Decepticons trying to bring their home planet of Cybertron to our Galaxy via a “Space Bridge” in hopes of rebuilding it with Earth resources. Meanwhile Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is now all grown up, out of college, living in Washington, DC, and trying to make a life for himself without any Transformers or long-time girlfriend Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox) who apparently dumped him sometime between the second movie and this one. Not to worry because Sam has gotten himself an even hotter girlfriend in Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) who loves Sam for who he is and not because he knows big giant space alien robots (which apparently is only reason why Mikaela dated him in the last two movies, at least that is what is inferred in this movie).
What the movie lacks in any kind of well-thought out story or character development, it tries to compensate for with all-out action and special effects. For the most part, this is where the movie shines the most, especially in the last half of the movie. Some impressive big battle scenes that take place in the city of Chicago are definitely fun to watch. The movie also seems to be a bit more violent than the previous two. It seems the Transformers now bleed or at least spew some type of red fluid when they are being killed.
A person I was sitting next to in the theater summed this movie up the best when they said, you don’t come to these movies for good stories or acting, you come to see huge battles and big robots battle it out with one another. I personally do like a little bit of story mixed in with my battles and special effects – which I thought the first Transformers movie accomplished but which has since been lacking in the sequels. But if all you want are huge battles and over-the-top comedic moments, then this movie is definitely for you.
|Date||June 28th 2011|
|Score||(5 out of 10)|