Directed by: Michael Bay
Overall Rating: 9.5
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fiction
Contains: Intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo.
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson
MPPA Rating and Time: PG-13. 2 hr. 37 min.
Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) reprises his role in another adventure with his favorite friends Optimus Prime, Bumble Bee and others. With a new girlfriend Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), Sam needs to help where he can. When the Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, Optimus is upset that the human race didn’t inform him. A race against the Decepticons is underway to reach it and to learn its secrets. Throughout the movie, they start to discover that there is more than what the Decepticaons are saying about the hidden gem on the dark of the moon and they find that they have more than they bargained for.
This movie was one of the greatest films in a long time for me. The 3-D graphics were amazing in this. Unlike Tron: Legacy where they could have done so much more with that, this was really good. The acting was superb and the action sequences were amazing as well. This was ACTUALLY a 3D movie and I think that 3D has redeemed itself for me now and that it is interesting to see the action scenes jump out at you. I thought that some of the movie had a time where they over-did the scene, but it was packed with all the action anyone could think of and it was rather entertaining. Great movie to go see with your family, but though there might be a few scary scenes for the little ones.
I really enjoyed this film; it was full of the great special effects you have come to expect from the Transformer franchise. All the old characters are back for more Decepticon butt kickin, with a few new ones thrown in. As always Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) uncovers the true intentions of the Decepticons and saves the world, kind of predictable. I felt that the story line dragged on it some places, and with a running time of 157 min (2 hours and 37 min) they could afford to lose some and still have told the story. I know that some critics have slammed Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Carly), but I for one found her to be quite a good actress.
OVERALL RATING FOR US:
Overall, we would recommend this movie, the action was non-stop. There are great comedy scenes between Sam and his parents. It was an awesome final chapter to the Transformer’s story and it has closed the time for the Autobots and Decepticons.