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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

September 23, 2011
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

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Rating: 3.5 (91 customer reviewers)

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

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Talk about “transforming.” Michael Bay tested the patience of even the most devoted Transformers fan with the second installment of the franchise, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but the hyperactive director bounces back in energetic form with number three, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. From the long opening sequence (a zany alternate-history reading of the NASA moon program, complete with cameos by John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon) through the predictably extended action climax, Bay is actually on his best behavior. Sure, his taste is as vulgar as ever (is introducing your leading lady via a lingering butt shot part of the director’s personal signature?), but the story line is streamlined and the action is coherent: the constant chop-chop of the fighting sequences in Revenge is gone, replaced by a long-take approach that actually shows us who’s fighting who. Plus, it’s hard to resist a tilting skyscraper that allows the protagonists to slide down its glassy exterior. I know, right?

Shia LaBeouf returns, armed with a new and improbably bodacious girlfriend (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley); although initially unemployed, he’s drawn back into protecting the planet from giant outer-space robots, as the Decepticons menace the Earth once again. John Turturro and Josh Duhamel return to help, and Frances McDormand and John Malkovich join the club. Let’s reduce critical expectations and say that if you’re going to make a dumb movie about mass destruction, this is the way to do it (and if that sounds like faint praise, compare the movie to its abysmal predecessor). Throw in Hangover funnyman Ken Jeong, computer nerd Alan Tudyk doing a German accent, and the voice of Leonard Nimoy as Sentinel Prime, and you’ve got yourself a three-ring circus of extremely spirited nonsense. Just how Michael Bay wants it. –Robert Horton

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66 of 79 people found the following review helpful.

5Excellent Conclusion to a Franchise that Embodies the Summer Blockbuster

By R. Glaze

I went into this movie with lofty expectations. I found the first Transformers film to be a fun-spirited and exciting trip down memory lane. The second movie–despite its obvious flaws–contained some truly awe-inspiring action scenes. Thankfully the third and supposedly final installment proves to be the best film in the franchise; capturing the positives from both its predecessors and then some.

Dark of the Moon has a more serious tone than the first two movies. Beginning with the space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the movie sets up an alternate history (akin to X-Men: First Class) that brings a sense of gravity and meaning to the film. As the movie moves from past to present, the audience is greeted by familiar characters–both human and mechanical. To avoid any spoilers I will just state that the story is much more comprehensible than the first sequel’s and the plot holes (while there may be a few) are nowhere near as noticeable or aggravating. The stakes are higher this round with the final act playing like an alien invasion movie along the lines of Independence Day or the more recent Battle: L.A., except instead of a wise-cracking Will Smith or a melancholic Aaron Eckhart fighting off the invaders we get a bad-ass Optimus Prime. The Autobot leader’s character development is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the franchise. The events of Dark of the Moon cause Optimus to move away from the Superman-esque leader of the original film and into the realm of a vengeful anti-hero. Think the Punisher in the form of a giant robot. The human cast is serviceable. Shia LeBeauf’s comedic chops are still amusing, while John Malkovich and (especially) Alan Tudyk provide further comic relief. Megan Fox’s much discussed replacement Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is nowhere near as bad as everyone (myself included) expected her to be. Her true acting abilities are still somewhat a mystery since half the time she is talking the camera is still mysteriously focused on her rear.

As always, the biggest draw in this type of movie is the action. Dark of the Moon delivers in droves. Say what you will about director Michael Bay; the man is capable of crafting some of the most exciting and inventive action scenes in modern cinema. Thankfully, unlike some recent releases (I’m talking to you Green Lantern), this is one movie that leaves some of the best material out of its trailers and TV spots. A chase between Bumblebee and his cohorts and three very animalistic Decepticons on the interstate towards the end of the first act is a jaw-dropping spectacle.

If this movie is as critically derided as was Revenge of the Fallen, then I am truly convinced critics just love to hate on Michael Bay. Why they can suspend disbelief for similar fare such as Thor (which was good) or Iron Man 2 (which was a moderately enjoyable mess) while bludgeoning Transformers is lost on me. Dark of the Moon is an excellent summer blockbuster anchored on several truly exciting action scenes. Those looking for a sci-fi cinematic pallet cleanser to rid themselves of the disappointing and tepid taste of Green Lantern should check out Transformers: Dark of the Moon without hesitation.

40 of 51 people found the following review helpful.


By bradley rusk

This version is being rushed out at the end of this month. Michael Bay has stated that a Bigger and Better 3D bluray version will be released later, with ALOT more extras than this edition. That version will be release on standard Blu as well, Looks like before the end of this year, just in time for the holidays.

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful.

1Nice show but wait for the 3D version

By Adam Lee

Wait for Black Friday or the 3D version to be released,it gonna be like LOTR Bluray all over again.

First version Theatrical version(normal length)

Second Version Extended Cut

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