Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon: Metallic Junkyard!

TF3Die-hard fans will rush to the theatres only to be thoroughly let down. Except for the subtraction of Megan Fox & addition of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and 3D, this Michael Bay series has nothing new to offer. Huntington-Whiteley, an English Victoria’s Secret model, just runs around in her ultra-tight jeans, looking hot but seriously lacking acting skills, and is a poor replacement of Fox.

Like “X-Men: First Class” where history was edited on the Cuban Missile Crisis, the writer here also takes liberty with American history as the Apollo 11 Mission discovers an abandoned Autobot ship on the moon’s surface.  The alien technology discovered on the mysterious vessel is taken back to earth by U.S Intelligence. Fast forward to our hero Sam Witwicky (Shea LaBeouf) who is struggling for a job and when he finally lands one, it with an eccentric boss Bruce Brazos (Malkovich). Dylan (Dempsey), a slick millionaire makes passes at his hot girlfriend (Huntington – Whitely) and then to top it all he has to now “save the world” by battling the evil Decepticons with the noble Autobots by his side. What follows is an endless war of metal jamming, clunking and oil spewing – a complete mess of the final battle scene which ends abruptly after every conceivable action sequence has been done to death.

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LaBeouf goes from cute in the first of the series to being loud, irritable and whiny. Here’s an action flick where you don’t seem to even want to care or root for the hero. The characters are entirely one dimensional.  The script seems to be rushed in the first half and then gets altogether lost in the second half. Director Michael Bay is obsessed with explosions, fights and stunts that keeping getting out of proportion – muscle, splendor and spectacle that fans eagerly crane forward to watch but it’s all brainless, bloated and wasteful. CGI and the fight sequels overshadow everything – the acting, the dialogues, the cinematography and the script. Forceful insertions of really lame humor don’t help either. It’s all reduced a massive 3D blurr of metal clashing & clanking (yawn, snore…you give up trying to understand who is fighting whom). Like the buildings that come crashing down, you wish the 40-minute fight sequel was shredded down to 10-minutes.

After a point it’s all Bay-nal!

[Rating: 2]

Avneet Ghai

  • lakshay

    Wached movie yesterday and it was’nt bad at all.great action,nice acting and humour is not at all forcefully inserted.everyone in the theater was laughing at the jokes Avneet thinks is lame.Will recommend to all transformers fan.Better than the 2nd part.Dont listen to him and go give it a try

  • akanksha

    is it really not that good??

  • http://vickydiaries.blogspot.com Vikalp Gautam

    I agree…..a very sad ending to a great series….a waste of time and money. :(

  • Shevam

    Isn’t that what people expect from a Transformers Movie…Action…to the core and that is exactly what the movie delivered..

  • rajesh

    after reading your review i get the fealing that no body gives you any attention so you are here criticising a very good movie just to get attention and i dont understand why websites bother publishing review from a mentally retarted person who knows nothing about cinema and here commenting on a good movie you talk about metal cracking sound and hi tec computer graphics and let me tell you this is the thing that we love transformers seriese so go home and wash your teeth before giving any comment.

  • kuldeep

    mr. reviewer please listen -

    Come mothers and fathers
    Throughout the land
    Don’t criticize
    What you can ‘t understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is
    Rapidly agin ‘
    Please get out of the new one
    If you can ‘ t lend a hand
    For your times they are a -changin’

  • anand

    its for those who are against the movie:
    first of all dont forget this movie is based on comics so it will not have the story as you guys are expecting…this movie is from hollywood where action scenes are made so grand..may be you people are not able to digest this thing…and these kind of movies will be made still and this not the the first…when you have watched the first and second part why you guys are still complaining about it…who told you to watch this movie…these movies are made according to some patterns …and these are bound to have these action seqeuences..for the sentence “Metallic Junkyard!” here the fighters are autobots not humans..so it wll be metal war…
    now for the movie..
    this is great movie with some spectacular action and cgi and special effects
    nice vision of the director michael bay..
    and i am waiting for the next installment

  • mukesh

    very nice movie and everyone should see this and i am going today

  • Rohit

    Good movie but stretched it too long…. good graphics…..

  • Sanjay S

    Awesome movie! Stunning thriller. A great way to end the series. Wow!

    For those who haven’t watched this movie, go spend your money and watch it asap.