Bobby’s Review of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
So here's the meat and potatoes of this review...I liked Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, a lot. I would certainly recommend it to someone I considered a friend, and I would definitely sit through it again. It's way better than Transformers 2...but that's not saying much, the dump I took earlier today was better than Transformers 2. Now...if you want to go a little more in depth than that, then just keep reading.
I am a big 'ol fan of Transformers. I watched the show a ton growing up, and I had a bunch of the different toys. It was just a big part of my childhood. So I was obviously excited to hear they were making a hi-tech, modern day movie, right? The first Transformers movie was pretty dope. Maybe not as much action as I would like, but it was a good start, with a good amount of humor and Megan Fox. Boy I couldn't wait for the sequel! And then I saw Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen and I was so bummed out. If you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about...no need to get into that here.
I was still holding out hope, though, that the third installment would be awesome and redeem the franchise. I would say they did just that. Now I wouldn't say it's the perfect Transformers movie, but it's definitely a big step in the right direction. So what's the perfect Transformers movie to me? I'll get to that. Back to this flick first. Let me tell you what I liked.
- There are more of both the Autobots and Decepticons in this movie.
- They do a much better job of using color to distinguish between the bots. In the past, all the bots looked the same to me.
- The bot-on-bot action in this movie was easier to follow too. The shots weren't so close that you couldn't tell what was going on...and the use of slow motion made it a lot easier to see what was actually happening.
- And it was nice to see the Autobots acutally kicking a little ass. It seemed like the Autobots were always getting pwned by the Decepticons in the past. Just barely getting by. Well, without giving away any details, let me just say the Autobots definitely hold their own and wreck a little shop in this movie.
- This movie had some really funny parts. I laughed out loud on several occasions. I like to laugh.
Now for the things I wasn't so crazy about.
- While there were more bots in this movie, it still wasn't enough for me. Or maybe I should say I want to see more bots I recognize from the series. They continue to introduce these characters that have never been a part of the Transformers universe...and I don't know why!
- Bumblebee's voice...or lack there of. This has bugged me in all 3 movies. Why, all of the sudden, can't Bumblebee talk? You can have bots that speak with Italian or Scottish accents, or that speak some sort of racist jive-talk. But you take away the voice of one of the most important, most recognized characters. Huh?
- I would have preferred even more bot action. Yeah, there was more action than the first and second movies, but still not enough. There was still too much human on human interaction. The movie is called 'Transformers'...not 'Humans and Transformers'.
So what's the perfect Transformers movie? It's simple, and I don't know why it hasn't happened yet.
- More Autobots and Decepticons! More of the ones we remember from back in the day.
- More fighting! And I don't care what they're fighting about. Do we really care about the plot anyway?
- Less humans! We don't need to see the army trying to intervene. The only humans we need to see are Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (the new chick), watching the fight with their shirts off...and making out.
Have you seen Transformers 3 yet? What did you think about it? I'd love to hear your comments.