Monday, July 4, 2011


Transformers was one of the big films of 2011 and it is certainly creating a big frenzy here in the Philippines. I was one of the few people who actually watched "Transformers: Dark of The Moon" on its first day - thanks to Nuffnang to that. So how did the movie fare?

All I could say is I had a blast. Dark of The Moon was way better than Revenge of The Fallen. The storyline was deeper and made more sense. The effects were wonderful and the action sequences this time around is clearer than the 2nd one. The robots have their fair share of limelight in the movie. The sounds and visuals were to be commended and one would really be blown away from some of the scenes. Optimus Prime gets another facelift with better gadgets and artillery once more. Bumblebee is also back on his charming self although his scenes in this movie is relatively smaller than the first 2 films. Another having an extreme makeover is Megatron which now looks like a trash of a vehicle and could really spell evil.

The cast of the film did okay and I did not expect them to create A-list performances noteworthy of acting chops. Shia was again as funny as he is and as nerdy and naive at times. The departure or shall I say axing of Megan Fox did not really hurt the franchise. The new girl on town, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is smoking hot as well. And she can act. Kudos for someone who is actually not an actress but a model. The rest of the cast delivered so-so performances but heck they are not the stars in this film but the robots - Autobots or Decepticons. And man, those machines were up to the task. Aside from Bee and Prime, I loved the Decepticons Starscream and the enormous Shockwave which is literally a monster. It is just so sad that one of my favorite Autobots got killed in this film. Just watch and you'll see who. :)

As again, some scenes are actually unbelievable already mostly the portions where the humans get to battle the robots. But again this is a fantasy movie of a make believe world where robots do exist, so that can be forgiven. Shallow at times and also suffering from lack of continuity, Dark of The Moon still passed the grade. It entertained like what is promised and really outdid the second Transformers - Big Time.

4 out of 5 popcorns!

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