Transformers 3: Blu Ray Review
Transformers Dark of the Moon
Released by Universal Home Ent
Back for a third time, the Autobots and the Decepticons continue
their life long robotic battle.
Thrown into the
middle of this eternal scrap between good and evil is Shia LaBeouf's Sam
Witwicky who's struggling to get a job and is becoming resentful he saved the
world (twice) for little lasting reward.
when it appears a deciding component in the struggle's been found in a spaceship
which crashed into the moon around the time of Apollo 11's landing in the 60s,
both sides scramble to try and seize it.
soon transpires the whole thing could signal the end for them - as well as us...
Transformers Dark of the Moon is a typical Michael
Bay gig; there are explosions aplenty, set pieces and plenty of swooping shots
of planes and choppers as they head into war.
Happily though Bay has dialled down the frenetic pace of the last
film which saw scenes of utter mayhem and robots transforming at such a pace,
you could barely keep up with it.
This time it's less of a blur
and means the couple of major set pieces are absolutely stunning - including a
chase scene on the freeway and an attack piece inside a building. It gives the
effects a little more space to breathe and visually sends your eyes on one hell
of a journey.
As for the humans, Shia makes good
fist of whining Sam and shows he can carry an action film- however, that's not
the case with the rest of the supporting cast - particularly Rosie
Sadly with her, it's a case
of bringing in some eye candy to titillate (as the camera lingers lovingly over
her form at every chance) because the moment she starts speaking, it's starchly
robotic. She manages an improvement towards the end
though which is a relief - even if it's a minor improvement.
the heavily crowded ensemble, John Malkovich and Ken Jeong have cameos which are
blown away by Alan Tudyk's supporting turn.
In many ways on screen, this third film is way too bloated - with an overly
long running time which starts to sag, the older end of the audience may feel
their attention span drift - though the kids will love it.