Becky and I went to see the new Transformers movie today at the AMC Theater in Highlands Ranch. The Fandango website at Transformers: Dark of the Moon describes the movie as follows:
“Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) taking his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet’s most dangerous secrets. The villain of the third film will be Shockwave.”
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the third and hopefully the final installment of the Transformer movies. It’s has a good story that is different than the other two films with plenty of action and twists to keep the story moving forward and interesting. The Director went out of his way to explain how the hero lost his gorgeous girlfriend Megan Fox from the previous two movies and replaced her with the underwear model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The guy has to be a hero to keep getting these beautiful women on his arm.
Unfortunately, the movie is extremely long, over two and a half hours and we could only take so much of the special effects of cars turning into giant robots to blow things up. The acting is pretty good in the film, but I have to say the best thing about the movie to me was definitely the cars.
They have some amazing rides in this flick, including the Bumble Bee yellow and black fifth-generation Chevy Camaro. An autobot turns into a great looking silver Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible. A stunning red Ferrari 458 Italia that was definitely one of my favorites in the movie. They also had a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #88 AMP Energy/National Guard car, a Juan Pablo Montoya #42 Target car and a Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt car, which was totally ridiculous I thought. A blue Mercedes-Benz W212 was a robot inventor, whose design was supposed to resemble Albert Einstein and again was really goofy. Finally, they featured a silver Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG that was really great on the big screen.
Becky didn’t like this movie at all and fell asleep several times. I liked it much better than she did, but it wasn’t fantastic by any stretch. You may want to wait for the rental, so that you can pause it and watch it over a two day period, unless you’re under 15 years old. I’m sure our boys will really like it, but they are 11 and 13 years of age. I thought it was in between a rental and worth the trip, but I’ll give it a rating of Worth The Trip only if you like Sci-Fi and Transformer movies.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – * Don’t Bother
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