Movie Review #5: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Directed/Story by Michael Bay

Produce by Don Murphy – Tom DeSanto – Lorenzo di Bonaventura – Ian Bryce

Music by Steve Jablonsky

Studio Di Bonaventura Pictures

Distributed by Paramount Pictures

 Release Date June 23, 2011

 Running time 154 minutes

 Country United States

Budget US$ 195million

Box Office $1,123,196,189

PLOT from Wikipedia

“In 1961, the Ark, a Cybertronian spacecraft carrying an invention capable of ending the war between the philanthropic Autobots and the malevolent Decepticons, crash lands on the dark side of Earth’s Moon. The crash is detected on Earth by NASA, and President John F. Kennedy authorizes a mission to put a man on the Moon as a cover for investigating the craft. In 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 lands on the Moon.

In the present, the Autobots assist the United States military in preventing conflicts around the globe. During a mission to Chernobyl, to investigate suspected alien technology, Optimus Prime – the valiant leader of the Autobots – finds a fuel cell from the Ark, discovering it had survived its journey from Cybertron. The Autobots are attacked by Shockwave, who manages to escape. After learning of the top-secret mission to the Moon, the Autobots travel there to explore the Ark. They discover a comatose Sentinel Prime – Optimus’ predecessor as leader of the Autobots – and the Pillars he created as a means of establishing a Space Bridge between two points to teleport matter. After returning to Earth, Optimus uses the energy of his Matrix of Leadership to revive Sentinel Prime.”


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Review

When I was in Vancouver I tried to go at the movie theatre when this movie was on screen but, at the end, I couldn’t go and I went back in Italy without watching it. Finally last weekend, my firends and me rented the DVD and I watched this movie with many expectations because I loved the first two movies of this saga.

First of all the movie is long and it’s better if you don’t have too many plans after watching it. But the problem is not the time but the “speed”. In my opinion the movie is slow..In the first hour, hour and an half, there is no action and also if you like the genre, I don’t think that this movie is one of the movie where thay may not use action for a long time. If you remember the first two m0vies, there were something also in the first part of them..

This is the only thing that I can say against the movie. The second part is great (that is when the action is coming) and you can enjoy the movie like the first two. The casting is ok also if I missed Megan Fox! Not because Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is not a good and beautiful actress but when you endear to someone like a character, is not easy to see another one in the same role.

So, my final vote is:

Rating:   |*||*||*||*||*||*||*||*|| || |  8/10 (it could be more if it was not too slow in the first part)

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