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  1. Jun 29, 2011
    8
    Transformers 3, action action ACTION, forget about the plot, Transformers 3 is the best action movie! Tons of special effects and sci-fi action that you feel guilty if you blink your eyes once!

    3D will be your main choice seriously, though I still think it's a bit expensive, Transformers 3 really show what 3D effects are capable of! I found some parts are not that logic, otherwise
    Transformers 3, action action ACTION, forget about the plot, Transformers 3 is the best action movie! Tons of special effects and sci-fi action that you feel guilty if you blink your eyes once!

    3D will be your main choice seriously, though I still think it's a bit expensive, Transformers 3 really show what 3D effects are capable of!

    I found some parts are not that logic, otherwise Transformers would have win OSCAR!
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  2. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    You better start looking for the red carpet leading to the Oscars because Transformers is sure going to be at it's TECHNICAL end. Michael Bay, with all his grace, delivers one of his finest peaces of contemporary cinema up to date. You wouldn't believe it without seeing it. Close to the end of the film, my friend sitting next to me turned at me and whispered: "This is beyond BlockbusterYou better start looking for the red carpet leading to the Oscars because Transformers is sure going to be at it's TECHNICAL end. Michael Bay, with all his grace, delivers one of his finest peaces of contemporary cinema up to date. You wouldn't believe it without seeing it. Close to the end of the film, my friend sitting next to me turned at me and whispered: "This is beyond Blockbuster madness". And it made sens. What Bay and his team have achieved is beyond conventional summer movie making. The crafting here is so perfect and detailed that it pushes and redefines the boundaries of film making. From the chilling sound design, to the godlike visual effects, and perfect attention to detail from Bay's part when choosing his shots.
    It's an honest work that re establishes what fun is all about when the lights dim down and the screen springs to life.
    Just... Have fun and don't pay attention to all those lifeless critics who's conceptual fun is merely based on egocentric shallow intellectual show off and pragmatic dismissing of Bay's work. Criticising his editing and shot compositions which are, to a large extent, unique, but welcome.
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  3. Aug 22, 2011
    10
    Truly strong as a movie. This movie stands high with its epic sets and most epic music. But would be better to bring some of the best autobots such as prowl and also ressurect jazz. And also, MORE ACTION! 9.6/10
  4. Sep 17, 2011
    10
    This movie was amazing,action is fast,there is good storyline.
    If this movie won't win an Oscar for special effects i'll kill them all,effects are 1# in the world.
    Shia played good,Rosie is way better than Megan.
    Movie is way darker than in last 2 part's ,but it's still good popcron movie.
    "BEST SUMMER MOVIE IN YEARS" say some critic and i think that he is right.
  5. Jul 2, 2011
    8
    When I saw this film yesterday, I was expecting two things: Transformers and explosions and that's what I got. This film is indeed better than Revenge of the Fallen leaving out a lot of the jokes which made that film look kind of stupid. The acting and story in this film is decent, but the action is what you really come for. I also saw this film in 3D and yes, see this film in 3D becauseWhen I saw this film yesterday, I was expecting two things: Transformers and explosions and that's what I got. This film is indeed better than Revenge of the Fallen leaving out a lot of the jokes which made that film look kind of stupid. The acting and story in this film is decent, but the action is what you really come for. I also saw this film in 3D and yes, see this film in 3D because the film was filmed in 3D, not converted! Appreciate what this is: one of the best blockbusters of summer 2011. Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2011
    7
    Still remain a big transformers fan, despite the thrashing Michael Bay and the franchise has taken over the years. The only problem for me was the acting of rosie Huntington- Whitely,
  7. Jun 30, 2011
    8
    I know saying this will get me considerable hate mail from any normal cinephile but I think Transformers 3 was good. I was at first skeptical of this film like every other person in the world, I grew more skeptical when I learned that Megan Fox was fired...she being one of the two reasons I watched the transformers movies. The other being giant alien robots fighting in fantastic, specialI know saying this will get me considerable hate mail from any normal cinephile but I think Transformers 3 was good. I was at first skeptical of this film like every other person in the world, I grew more skeptical when I learned that Megan Fox was fired...she being one of the two reasons I watched the transformers movies. The other being giant alien robots fighting in fantastic, special effects filled battles, and let me tell whoever is reading this...Transformers 3 does not disappoint on the latter. Yet i did have some problems with the movie because few movies are perfect and transformers will never be one of those few no matter how hard Michael Bay tries. My main problem is the pacing of the movie...just like every other transformers movie, the fighting is saved for the last hour or so in spectacular set-pieces. It was the first hour that nearly killed me here. The first hour follows the forgettable human element Shia Labeouf as he tries to find a job amidst the terrible job market that is the United States SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!! He gets a job with film veteran John Malkovich and asian funny man Ken Jeong...both actors I love. Yet they aren't right for Transformers action oriented style which is immediately apparent. They simply help to develop Sam(Shia) and progress the main storyline. Yet after that horrific first hour you are treated to some further plot development and the realization that **** is hitting the fan in the film. Now the movie gets good...As usual Megatron and his crew are scheming to destroy the autobots just like every other transformers movie to date. And this is the best part, Michael Bay effectively makes the stakes feel high. Gone are the days where you never saw a Decepticon kill any humans. Theres plenty to go around, and quite frankly i'm okay with that...imagine a sort of War of the Worlds...with Decepticons. And then of course the final hour of glorious robot fighting begins just like the past 2 films and this is where the film exceeds. The fights are beautiful to watch and the set-pieces are exquisite...nothing says awesome like a building collapsing with Shia Labeouf in it. The wing suit sequence also looks terrific, and the action just feels fun to watch. The entire hour long robot-smashing festival was a great redemption for the annoying characters of Turturro and that annoying RC autobot thing from the last film(the one that wouldn't shut up). And it was just good. Optimus doesn't sacrifice himself at every moment he gets and there aren't jokes throughout the entire fight sequences which made it good. My only problem was that any time any of the robots did anything half the audience of the movie theater would start applauding which got really annoying as its an hour long robot fight scene. Other than the bad first hour or so, I liked the movie. Transformers 3 is definitely a must watch for anyone who likes giant robots fighting or any of the first 2 movies. Expand
  8. Jul 6, 2011
    7
    Transformers 3 is one of those movies that you just completely ignore the characters and the story and just be lay back and enjoy the awesome CGI visuals. Michael Bay and learnt from his mistakes from Revenge of the Fallen and toned down the amount of stupid, cheesy jokes (*cough* *cough* BALLS). One thing I really enjoyed personally was how creative the Transformers look even if they wereTransformers 3 is one of those movies that you just completely ignore the characters and the story and just be lay back and enjoy the awesome CGI visuals. Michael Bay and learnt from his mistakes from Revenge of the Fallen and toned down the amount of stupid, cheesy jokes (*cough* *cough* BALLS). One thing I really enjoyed personally was how creative the Transformers look even if they were based off the Cartoons/Toys. Overall I rate this film a 7/10. +AWESOME CGI
    +Great looking Transformers
    -Seems bloated sometimes when there is too much special effects going on.
    -Bizarre, unexplainable moments.
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  9. Jul 2, 2011
    10
    I just saw this movie,& i have to say i REALLY enjoyed it! It does take a while to build up to some significant action(not that theres anything wrong with that,alot of films do),but when it gets going,it doesnt let up,& blows your socks off! In fact i have to say i've never seen action this intense & gripping in a film before,& i'm a movie buff.The action & music is VERY,Very cool,& theI just saw this movie,& i have to say i REALLY enjoyed it! It does take a while to build up to some significant action(not that theres anything wrong with that,alot of films do),but when it gets going,it doesnt let up,& blows your socks off! In fact i have to say i've never seen action this intense & gripping in a film before,& i'm a movie buff.The action & music is VERY,Very cool,& the film in general bears more resemblance to No1 than No2(but i did enjoy No2 also).This is Micheal Bay doing what Micheal Bay unashamedly does best,Epic Action.This film gets a 10 from me,as i found it HIGHLY entertaining,& has the best action i've seen so far in a movie!(my own opinion). I'm very tired now,of people knocking Micheal Bay &/or his films,Yet they watch every single film he makes?! (They know who they are,they're the ones that are going to press 'No' to my review).If you dont like his films,dont watch them! Its THAT simple.Geez.. Anyway,onto the 3D,Although it is very good in this film,& the closest(Albeit not quite as good)as Avatar,It is an easy second,& is one of the 'very' few films worth watching in 3D.Though i think i'm generally done with 3D now on the whole.Its not as good as it likes to think it is,& i'd rather watch a film without the glasses(& extra cost),& just watch my films in future without the gimicky,(& in my opinion mostly not very good)3D effects.I'm just happy to watch a film the normal way,& save the extra money.To be honest,i wouldnt see any more 3D films if it was no extra cost even.Its too distracting,yet underwealming.. Expand
  10. Jul 1, 2011
    9
    I would like to open by saying I was very wary of going to see this movie because of the reviews, and I have to say DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! I went to see the movie and I am so glad I did. I would like to say sorry to all of the negative reviewers, but you must all be decrepit seniors with weak hearts. The movie leaves you feeling somewhat stressed and overwhelmed, but if you followI would like to open by saying I was very wary of going to see this movie because of the reviews, and I have to say DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! I went to see the movie and I am so glad I did. I would like to say sorry to all of the negative reviewers, but you must all be decrepit seniors with weak hearts. The movie leaves you feeling somewhat stressed and overwhelmed, but if you follow to plot (which is good, and really not all that complicated as many have complained about) that feeling is what you should have, it fits in perfectly. Shia's acting is great here, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley plays a much better leading lady than Fox ever did. As far as for those that say the movie is loud and dumb I must say that the heavy and fast paced action doesn't even start until more than half way through the movie, the first half is set up for the plot. All in all I would say this is a fantastic movie that you shouldn't miss. Think for yourselves people, don't blindly follow the Bay-haters. Expand
  11. Jul 5, 2011
    7
    After the second crappy Transformer movie ('' Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ''), they made a third one. Well, I liked it ! It was enjoyable, it had bad-ass action, with awesome villains, and the girl (Sam's girlfriend which is played by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) was hot ! I'm glad that this movie didn't disappointed me like the second one. It kind of brought back the '' good '' markAfter the second crappy Transformer movie ('' Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ''), they made a third one. Well, I liked it ! It was enjoyable, it had bad-ass action, with awesome villains, and the girl (Sam's girlfriend which is played by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) was hot ! I'm glad that this movie didn't disappointed me like the second one. It kind of brought back the '' good '' mark in the Transformers series. I was glad that Megan Fox was replaced by this new chick (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley). Her character was funner and made a better match with Shia. Also, Optimus Prime was epic ! He had a sword and a shield. I like the fact that after the fights, he always gives those cool speeches. Some people are just complaining about the plot. It's an action movie ! We're supposed to enjoy it ! It's entertainment, that's what this movie was made for. Expand
  12. Jun 29, 2011
    9
    The Transformers movies so far have mostlyy been about visuals more so than deep storytelling. This one is no exception and does a top notch job doing just that. There is an equal balance of human and robot action with everyone serving a purpose. The 3d in this movie is pretty good too but still un-needed. The story takes elements from actual historical events stemming around the moonThe Transformers movies so far have mostlyy been about visuals more so than deep storytelling. This one is no exception and does a top notch job doing just that. There is an equal balance of human and robot action with everyone serving a purpose. The 3d in this movie is pretty good too but still un-needed. The story takes elements from actual historical events stemming around the moon landing. These events show a deep cover-up by humans who were very aware of the robotic aliens. The plot is coherent and compelling giving much weight to the pacing of the film. Character development isn't as prevelent and this does hurt the movie. Not in a big way but with a story this big, i wanted the characters to have a little more weight. The main point is the action and this is nothing short of perfection. A special nod to a fight involving Sideswipe and Ironhide. Explosions and shootouts galore with the violence level taken up a notch. Of course this is one of the best summer movies this year and Michael Bay raises the bar again. Expand
  13. Jul 2, 2011
    8
    First things first. This movie is leaps and bounds better than Revenge of the Fallen. There are no robots with testicles, no humping robots, and stereotypical robots. They play it close to the chest with the tongue in cheek humor at a minimum. The story is simple enough but the enjoyment is endless. I can see why some critics are ripping on the movie, Bay is terrible at directing actors.First things first. This movie is leaps and bounds better than Revenge of the Fallen. There are no robots with testicles, no humping robots, and stereotypical robots. They play it close to the chest with the tongue in cheek humor at a minimum. The story is simple enough but the enjoyment is endless. I can see why some critics are ripping on the movie, Bay is terrible at directing actors. Most actors in the film have no direction and just seem silly, but lets face it did you want to see Transformers for the acting, or the action? If you're looking for non stop action like no other director but Bay can deliver then go see this film. Expand
  14. Jul 2, 2011
    8
    solid action and better story and better camerawork than the second. Also this is the first movie worth watching in 3D. Yes just like the last two you an pick apart details about the movie but this one has the right combination of pacing, action, comedy, with a story that is more engaging than the sequel it follows. While it is over the top it is not so over the top you become selfsolid action and better story and better camerawork than the second. Also this is the first movie worth watching in 3D. Yes just like the last two you an pick apart details about the movie but this one has the right combination of pacing, action, comedy, with a story that is more engaging than the sequel it follows. While it is over the top it is not so over the top you become self aware or lose interest in it. I enjoyed seeing all the famous actors in this movie including Ken Joeng, John Malkovich, and Frances McDormand. Expand
  15. Jul 3, 2011
    10
    I try to be a legitimate film critic. I really do. That is why I am almost ashamed that I am quite in love with this movie. No, it has nothing to do with the fact that I am a massive nerd. Itâ
  16. Jul 6, 2011
    8
    I feel that some people critique films badly just to feel special, this movie is based off action figures.... When it was brought to the world as a film did you actually expect them to come up with a more diverse and deep plot then the one that we came up with when we played with the TOYS as children? It's supposed to entertain you and bring life to the games you used to play as kids andI feel that some people critique films badly just to feel special, this movie is based off action figures.... When it was brought to the world as a film did you actually expect them to come up with a more diverse and deep plot then the one that we came up with when we played with the TOYS as children? It's supposed to entertain you and bring life to the games you used to play as kids and it most certainly did that for me. Excellent special effects the one-liners did their job and they kept the new girls lines to a minimum so she didn't take away from the film.... If you're looking for a movie with super plot and depth, why do you go see movies like this? Overall great summer movie I recommend to everyone Expand
  17. Jul 2, 2011
    9
    This is a film in witch you have to enjoy. It's not a film which sends out some "deep message" about the "meaning of life" or whatever. It's a film with tons of excellent special effects, great computer animation etc. so it can be watched from two different perspectives. One being an action perspective (here you study if the special effects, computer animation are well made) and the otherThis is a film in witch you have to enjoy. It's not a film which sends out some "deep message" about the "meaning of life" or whatever. It's a film with tons of excellent special effects, great computer animation etc. so it can be watched from two different perspectives. One being an action perspective (here you study if the special effects, computer animation are well made) and the other being a "message sending" perspective (something like dramas, comedies). In the first one I would give it a 10/10 score and in the "message sending" perspective I give it a 3/10 score. So next time when you write a review try to think if this film was shot to amaze you or send you a deep message. Expand
  18. Jul 1, 2011
    9
    Like it or not, the "Summer Blockbuster" is a permanent part of the Hollywood landscape, and so we must treat it as a reputable genre. And in that genre, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is as solid an installment as any. Easily the best of the three Transformers movies, Michael Bay has actually given the rest of the world a reason to like 3D movies, but not for the reason you think.Like it or not, the "Summer Blockbuster" is a permanent part of the Hollywood landscape, and so we must treat it as a reputable genre. And in that genre, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is as solid an installment as any. Easily the best of the three Transformers movies, Michael Bay has actually given the rest of the world a reason to like 3D movies, but not for the reason you think. Shooting in 3D made Bay slow down his traditional shaky cam quick cuts and left us with a much more visually beautiful film. And that's not even including the addition of Victoria's Secret model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who proves just about anyone can fill the female lead role in these movies. Overall, this is a fun action movie, which is all it set out to be. Enjoy it for what it is. Expand
  19. Jun 29, 2011
    7
    This is not a deep, philosophical film. This is a movie you watch to see giant robot fights and explosions, and cousin, they deliver. Unfortunately mixed up in a goofy romance plot that seems like a second, crappier movie was haphazardly spliced in, but the third act keeps it out of the way of the action. Worth a watch if you can enjoy brainless awesome.
  20. Jul 1, 2011
    10
    This movie is really good for the action, but it does try a bit hard for a plot to sink in. I know I'm going to go see a mindless action movie don't try to spruce it up. So in the case the slow parts are long drawn out and not needed. This would work better as a action movie alone and not try to delve into the thickening plot story line it tries to pursue throughout the movie.
  21. Jul 1, 2011
    10
    TRANSFORMERS 3 IS: action, feminine breathtaking curves, action, a full immersion in characters life story and their nature, action, a good storyboard, action, and especially a great cartoon remade in a great movie blockbuster! only that.. bay made a great job! the only bad thing is the final scene.. too short!
  22. Jul 2, 2011
    10
    Transformers 3 is my favorite movie in the The Transformers series. It was amazingly done. The plot was fun. The action was freakin sweet. It had alot of good comedic timing. I never do this in movies but i found myself geeking out rooting for them. People say that the girl can't act... they are wrong she as good as Megan Fox and just as hot. It was a great film filled with nonstop action.
  23. Jun 29, 2011
    7
    After the colossal disappointment of Revenge of the Fallen I wondered if the series could correct the wrongs it had made. With Transformers: Dark of the Moon new and out of the shop many are hoping it measures up to the first film, well it doesn't. It does, however, correct the wrongs of Revenge of the Fallen. One of the improvements this movie makes is that it tones down the humor, itsAfter the colossal disappointment of Revenge of the Fallen I wondered if the series could correct the wrongs it had made. With Transformers: Dark of the Moon new and out of the shop many are hoping it measures up to the first film, well it doesn't. It does, however, correct the wrongs of Revenge of the Fallen. One of the improvements this movie makes is that it tones down the humor, its still there and it gets pretty bad sometimes but it doesn't kill the movie. The humor is mostly present during the first half. The first half of the movie is where a lot of my problems lie. The first half of the movie is not paced very well and the action scenes are spaced out pretty far (I know I can't believe I just said that about a Bay film). I know that all of those scenes are there for story and character development but all of that isn't very good in this movie anyways. I would have rather seen some more battles before Chicago. Speaking of Chicago, the last half of the film is spectacular. Its amazing how well it all turned out, and you can really follow the action this time. The movie is also much darker than the other two, and it works the movie actually takes itself seriously this time. At the end of the day when compared to the other two transformers movies this one almost meets the greatness of the first but barley misses. I must also say that seeing it in 3D is really worth it! Dark of the Moon is a vast improvement over the last and is a fun ride from beginning to end. Expand
  24. Jul 2, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I went to the theatre expecting a sucky movie with a hazy plot and more decepticon revivals and scenes with Shia crying "OPTIMUS !!" atleast 16 times ... once again Michael Bay screwed my expectations ... the story was well formatted and the CGI rich action sequences were well done. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ( the ex-lingerie model who i believed couldn't act )turned out to be an excellent replacement for Megan Fox . The Arri Alexa and Sony F35 camera 3D shots, speak for itself and brings a whole new perspective into the movie ... Linkin Park's Iridescent proved to be a great hit and added to the emotional turmoil portrayed in the movie . The story was a bit of a drag with a couple of unwanted scenes and unnecessary action ... Nevertheless the movie is a huge landmark in Michael Bay's career ... Hope u guys will enjoy it as i did ... :) Expand
  25. Jun 30, 2011
    9
    Much better than the second film (which I enjoyed for the action) with a solid story and a greater focus on the human story. The only let down is 'MeganFox2.0" who simply is expressionless for 80% of the film.
  26. Jul 3, 2011
    10
    If you're really on the fence about this movie, all you need to do is ask yourself the following question: Do I enjoy the concept of giant alien robots fighting each other with battle axes and particle cannons in glorious, high definition detail? If you answered yes to this question, then you will like this movie. There is no better example of giant alien robots fighting each other withIf you're really on the fence about this movie, all you need to do is ask yourself the following question: Do I enjoy the concept of giant alien robots fighting each other with battle axes and particle cannons in glorious, high definition detail? If you answered yes to this question, then you will like this movie. There is no better example of giant alien robots fighting each other with particle cannons and battle axes than in this movie. The rest of the cast is totally passable. We're not here for Forest Gump or Sleepless in Seattle style acting people -- we're here for some hot chick to bounce around a bit in between the robotic violence. I am a serious adult movie-goer and critic, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself because I got exactly what I expected and wanted. Expand
  27. Jul 3, 2011
    10
    It a good movie if u like non stop action. I don't think there would be a 4 but if they do they should have a really good hook. This movie i would say was epic because of the fighting but the plot wasnt super good but loved the effect.
  28. Jul 3, 2011
    10
    This is the best transformers movie to date. The 1st one was good this was great. If you love action,cars and robots then this is your movie! HBO should do a live action TV series on this. Two season a year would be great. Just following The Autobots against The Decepticons war on earth.
  29. Jun 30, 2011
    9
    The critic review is obviously from a 80-year old fart. If you want action, cars and beautiful women, then this is the movie for you. **** off haters
  30. Jun 30, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Transformers- Dark of the Moon gives its fans something to cheer about. The third instalment of the series makes up for everything Transformers 2 failed at, and goes a step beyond the Transformers (I) glory. The movie serves a huge helping of special effects, complete with a strong storyline. The car chases, the cars transforming or the giant robots in mortal combat- each scene is crafted with attention to detail. While the metal clashing against metal can be overwhelming in certain scenes, the fantastic VFX applied results in a visual delight. Read more http://bit.ly/lIROJ1 Expand
  31. Jul 1, 2011
    9
    First of all, I'd like to say dont pay much attention to some of the negative critic reviews - its not your bog standard oscar winning film - if your after a deep meaningful realistic storyline then Transformers 3 is not your cup of tea. Its for kids and big kids like me! Personally, I think you'd be missing out if you DID NOT see this movie!

    I have to say I was blown away by the CGI/SFX,
    First of all, I'd like to say dont pay much attention to some of the negative critic reviews - its not your bog standard oscar winning film - if your after a deep meaningful realistic storyline then Transformers 3 is not your cup of tea. Its for kids and big kids like me! Personally, I think you'd be missing out if you DID NOT see this movie!

    I have to say I was blown away by the CGI/SFX, there was so much going on it was a CGI assault on the brain and I loved every bit of it. It was an wicked use of 3D and Bay has excelled himself in this movie! While I think the Oscars will overlook it (it might get some nominations) you have to respect the stuntmen/women, production team and CGI staff who were involved in the technical side of this movie. The storyline was fairly good, how they worked it in to the moon landing was amazing, it was darker, but with some light comic relief, but there was a moment wehere I thought how the hell are they going to come from this? To be honest its all about the action scenes and resonating tones from the Autobots. For true fans of Transformers, I think they'll be disappointed with the lack of character development here. The movie is long and alot of focus was on humans, with lots of cameo appearances which werent really needed. I left wanting more (from the Autobots) but I think thats a good thing. The fight scene in Chicago is one of the best fighting scenes I have ever seen, the scale and detail of the effects were immense (I wanna go back and see it in 2D just to compare!) I was watching this thinking this is way better than Avatar! There were 3 major scenes which blew me away.

    On to the actors then...hate to be nasty but Rosie was meh, her part could have been acted much better, she has no acting experience so I guess we can let it slide, we all know her purpose in the film. Reminds me of a young cameron diaz but without the natural charm. Having said that Fox wasnt really any better. They act like they're afraid to look weird or something.

    Shia is such a talented actor, he's believable, funny and charming on screen. Look out for Andy Tudyk who plays Dutch, he was the best new addition to the cast BY FAR.

    Overall, I absolutely loved this film and I find it difficult to understand how anyone could hate it. I was praying that it wouldnt end up like the new X Men film or Terminator 3 and thank god it didnt. Well done Bay & co.
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  32. Jul 1, 2011
    10
    Awesome movie Awesome movie Awesome movie Awesome movie Awesome movie.I loved this movie! believe me no one is more surprised than me :) I liked the first, hated the second but I loved the third! This movie is incredibly fun and funny!
  33. Jul 1, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Definitely the best of the 3 Transformer movies in my opinion, with moments that created genuine laughs throughout the cinema. Additionally, like any final movie in a trilogy, I walked in knowing that there was going to be tragedy on the autobot side.
    This, along with plenty of close calls made things somewhat unpredictable - yes it was obvious who would win and yes we saw Megatron's attack on Sentinel Prime coming from a hundred miles away, but there were other twists I didn't see coming - Sentinel's betrayal for example came pretty much out of the blue for me, particularly due to the amount of hype that was placed on him being the prior great leader of the Autobots.

    What really egged me were the scientific details, like how Earth wasn't ripped apart by Cybertron's gravity (keeping in mind that at one point the lightbridge stops aiding its arrival, meaning that any anti-gravity fields or whatever should have been off long enough to end the story there and then). Or how the guns of the Autobots appeared majorly inferior to human weapons, despite having a larger calibre, etc. Or how a wire holding 80kg of flesh being thrown around, while rubbing against angular, super-hardened alien metal was able to be cut by a small steel knife. Or how Sam was able to walk away from a crash-landing of a large alien aircraft while being unrestrained and hanging onto the outer hull (which flips multiple times after striking the ground).

    Still, I guess it's just as believable as giant humanoid robots that transform into human vehicles of completely different material (metal alloys =/= leather seats) upon having first scanned them for a couple of seconds.

    Point taken, the movie isn't about realism obviously, but rather action and practical comedy, of which it delivers both. Some have mentioned that it had too much slow motion, but I would prefer that a hundred times over than having cameras and scene change every second while objects across the focal range whiz past, obscuring the action even more. One other gripe I had - is it necessary to have the intro of Linkin Park's Iridescent play 5 or so times throughout the first 2/3 of the movie?
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  34. Jul 2, 2011
    10
    Not only is Transformers: Dark of the Moon the best of the series, but it's diffidently Michael Bay's best work and probably one of the best films so far this summer. Now unlike a lot of people, I like Michael Bay as a director. Is he great film-maker? No. But he has a lot of ambition, and that's what I respect about him. Michael Bay has made is fair share of good films and some bad films,Not only is Transformers: Dark of the Moon the best of the series, but it's diffidently Michael Bay's best work and probably one of the best films so far this summer. Now unlike a lot of people, I like Michael Bay as a director. Is he great film-maker? No. But he has a lot of ambition, and that's what I respect about him. Michael Bay has made is fair share of good films and some bad films, but I wouldn't call them TERRIBLE films like some people do. Maybe you can call Pearl Harbor terrible, but that's about it. I happen to like The Rock, Bad Boys 2, Transformers, and The Island. Now the Transformers films are, in average, a good series. I thought the first film was lots of fun, the second was mildly entertaining, it was a bad film but had some great moments. Now, onto this film. The plot got really incomprehensible at times. Kind of like the second film, it goes all over the place. But this isn't as a mess as the second film. The plot is actually cooler than that of the second film. And you know what, as much as a mess this was, I really didn't care. I went into this movie expecting robots kicking each other's ass and a bunch of explosions going off everywhere, and that's exactly what I got. People need to understand that this film was made to blow the minds of the audience with dazzling 3D effects, jaw-dropping action sequences, and a great new girl. The film has a plot to back up all of the action, but the plot just isn't well executed. One final thing that irked me as well was the poor character development. There were many new characters that I wanted to get to know more and the film was long enough to get into some of the new characters. Shockwave, for example, basically had almost no screen time; he pops up in the beginning and does some fighting at the end, and he barely says a word. Hangover's Ken Jeong also has a small role, and he nails it. He is very funny. The film is written by Ehren Kruger, who co-wrote Revenge of the Fallen. The writing is fine, nuff' said. Many of the same auto-bots in the other films return, such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee (who is a bad-ass in this film), Ironhide, Ratchet, Sideswipe, and Weelie, along with some new ones including Mirage, Que, Brains, Sentinal Prime (who plays a large role in this film), and the Wreckers. Also most of the performances are pretty good. Shia Labouf did a great job, as always, as Sam, the new girl Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is great, she can actually act unlike the previous girl. What was her name again? The film also has some strong emotional points with Sam and the robots, which was done really well. Steve Jablonsky's score is awesome! It's epic as hell and it's really well placed into this film. It somewhat sounds like a mixture between the Inception score and the previous Transformers score. Linkin Park's Iridescent is great, though I think they overplayed the opening of the song way to much in the final hour. After a first half of plot and dialog, we finally get kicked off into an action-packed second half with a phenomenal car chase featuring The Dreads (three dog-like deceptacons) and the final battle between NEST, the auto-bots, and the deceptacons. I don't want to spoil a lot of the final battle, so all I'm saying is that it's one of the most epic movie- going experiences you'll ever encounter. It's an all-out war. Nothing else. It's an almost an hour long with lots of fighting and shooting and things blowing up and buildings falling and stuff getting torn apart and everything you'll find in a great summer blockbuster. This IS the summer blockbuster of 2011. Overall, it doesn't have a well executed plot, but you really won't care when the action scenes come along. Believe me. Also, see it in 3D!!!! Expand
  35. Jul 3, 2011
    10
    The best Transformers by far, it's like they save the best for last. Loved it. Definitely gonna see it again. When watching this movie you can't do nothing else but just come alive. Totally the best movie out so far for 2011. Micheal Bay is at his best with this one for sure
  36. Jul 3, 2011
    10
    Transformers 3 is, in my opinion a return ( or a first for some people) to the routs. It is well more centered on the actual fight between Autobots and Decepticons and this time, showing off a far more darker story. Some people will say that it is lacking actions, but I totally disagree since the amount may not be as big as the first sequel, but in this film, the quality and the drama ofTransformers 3 is, in my opinion a return ( or a first for some people) to the routs. It is well more centered on the actual fight between Autobots and Decepticons and this time, showing off a far more darker story. Some people will say that it is lacking actions, but I totally disagree since the amount may not be as big as the first sequel, but in this film, the quality and the drama of it makes up for it. In my opinion, Transformers: Dark of the moon is the best Transformers YET of the franchise. Expand
  37. Oct 5, 2011
    10
    I'm going to be honest, Revenge of the Fallen had me lose all my faith in Micheal Bay as a director, the movie had plot holes everywhere and characters would jump out of no where and suddenly be essential to move the story. Dark of the Moon is Bay's redemption. DOTM had fantastic momentum, a story that made sense, and surprises here and there. You know haw the commercials for the Blu-rayI'm going to be honest, Revenge of the Fallen had me lose all my faith in Micheal Bay as a director, the movie had plot holes everywhere and characters would jump out of no where and suddenly be essential to move the story. Dark of the Moon is Bay's redemption. DOTM had fantastic momentum, a story that made sense, and surprises here and there. You know haw the commercials for the Blu-ray say "The greatest action movie ever" well they're not lying. If you want your lust for violence to be satisfied then here is your movie. this movie is a testosterone driven masterpiece of giant sentient Robots like to have ridiculous wars on the streets of human cities. Expand
  38. Jun 29, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First off, I must say that this movie was not as good or better than the first (4.5/5) was far superior to the notoriously bad sequel (and Worst Picture winner) known to many as "Revenge of the Fallen", or "TF2" (2/5).
     
    Now, lets decrypt this film so that we may know the good and the bad;
     
    BAD
    The script by Ehren Kruger was poor. The dialogue and cheesy and unnecessary one-liners (Optimus while flying: I'M COMING TO SAVE YOU! from 1000 meters away) are abundant here, but this is a "Transformers" film, but it still seemed to have slight resemblances to RotF, which it was said it would try to stay away from. Its not bad, but it sort of degrades the quality a tad bit, preventing it from being on-par with the first. Rosie Huntington-Whitley's acting in the film was poor as well, but that was expected, especially since she was probably just picked straight out of a Victoria's Secret magazine, especially since she models for them and was chosen just to look pretty and just have a big sign on her forehead saying, "HEY GUYS, I'M REPLACING MEGAN FOX!". She was the only really "bad" actor I witnessed throughout the film. Comment if you wish to try to educate me about everything else.
     
    GOOD
    Well, the humor of the first is back (no fart/ball/weed/kid jokes, mainly the type of humor from the first), and it was actually enjoyable instead of stupid like the second (and Sam's parents are slightly restrained also, participating only in the first half). The score is excellent, reminding me a little of the "Inception" score a bit, and Michael Bay did an awesome job directing the action sequences (my favorite part was when the paratroopers jumped out of the planes and flew through the city to find Decepticons to fight), but not very well with the plot scenes (although it was slightly more coherent than TF2).
     
    Also, the last hour of the movie, which starts with the climax of the brutal destruction of Chicago and DC (Megatron destroys the Lincoln Memorial and sits upon his throne, which I found somewhat ironic), and ends when the long battle is over, especially in 3D, makes up for the gaping flaws.
     
    FINAL VERDICT
    Compared the the first, its only average, but compared to the second, its like the first. It was a bit cliche at the beginning and the end, but the last hour makes up for some of it. I would give it a 3/5 (a B-), but I'll amp it up to a 3.5 just because it met my expectations.
     
    It was some good fun, and the 3D is quite good. See it while the gas prices are down.
     
    GRADE: B (3 and a half stars out of 5, 7 out of 10)
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  39. Jun 29, 2011
    7
    As a Transformers fan I am quite pleased by this movie. No doubt making this movie after the writers' strike, instead of during it (like Transformers 2), has had a big impact on its quality. There is, of course, a general lack of character depth when it comes to the robots that has been present throughout all three films. Other media, such as the cartoons and the comics, have provided muchAs a Transformers fan I am quite pleased by this movie. No doubt making this movie after the writers' strike, instead of during it (like Transformers 2), has had a big impact on its quality. There is, of course, a general lack of character depth when it comes to the robots that has been present throughout all three films. Other media, such as the cartoons and the comics, have provided much more in this area and it is quite a letdown that we don't get to see more characters behind these robots. My eyes were overjoyed with a camera that was less shaky than the last movie. I felt as though I could actually tell what was going on. Actions scenes were more abundant than I normally care for, but their pacing and execution were impeccable. Having been filmed in 3D (in a way similar to Avatar) the 3D effects were well placed and were rarely used in any gimmicky fashion. The comedy was much more sparse this movie and much of what was there seemed far less forced or contrived than in Transformers 2. It just seemed to make sense why one thing or another was funny. I sometimes felt like the movie was trying to forcibly tell me what was funny, but this didn't happen very often. The plot was filled with twist after twist that kept the movie rolling right along and kept the action in perspective. A few aspects of the Transformers movie storyline have been retconned (rewritten after the fact) to fit the plot of this new movie. Few will notice these changes, but rest assured, they make the story work a lot better. I rarely go see a movie twice, in theaters, and this movie may end up being one of those rare occasions. Expand
  40. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    Never enjoyed a movie in a theatre (IMAX 3D) more than I did tonight. DSOTM - I Loved the story, the action, the comedy even sitting in row 2 in full 600 seat venue. I didn't see the plot twists coming, and I can't say enough about how much I was "in" to this film.
  41. Jul 2, 2011
    9
    Note: This is taken from my Rotten Tomatoes review just like my Sanctum one. So here it is: Wow. All I can say is wow. This movie is just amazing! Awesome explosions and action scenes! This movie is just all you expect from Michael Bay and more! I have to say that this is the best Transformers movie! It surpasses the first by just a little but beats the disappointing second instalment by aNote: This is taken from my Rotten Tomatoes review just like my Sanctum one. So here it is: Wow. All I can say is wow. This movie is just amazing! Awesome explosions and action scenes! This movie is just all you expect from Michael Bay and more! I have to say that this is the best Transformers movie! It surpasses the first by just a little but beats the disappointing second instalment by a long way! This is Michael Bay's best film since The Rock! Why? Well with this Transformers movie this one actually gets it right with the human characters. The Transformers movies have always been about the robots and have totally ignored the humans but this time Michael seems to have given the humans some emotion. Which is a good thing for it makes the script pretty decent in my opinion. And this also makes you feel something when a character dies in the film. This bit contains spoilers so if you don't want the movie to get spoiled for you then don't read the next sentence. For those who don't mind if the movie gets spoiled are you still here? Good. The following Transformers die in this movie. Ironhide, Que/Wheeljack, Sentinel Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Shockwave, Soundwave, Laserbreak/Laserbeak and Barricade. Yeah Barricade. That Transformer that turned into a police car and the one that was in the first movie but disappeared half way through and never came back in the second one. Yeah that one. He's in this movie. And he finally officially dies. No more conspiracy theories I guess! So to get to the bottom of it a few of the Autobots die but all of the Deceptecons die. Right guys who didn't read the huge spoiler you can come back now. Right so here's all the good points about the movie. It has great special effects and fighting sequences and has proper human characters this time round so both robots and humans can share emotions. Now here's the bad stuff. The jokes can be a bit boring and annoying sometimes so the humour still isn't all that great but it is way better than the second. So as a result this movie gets a 9/10 for having amazing and great action sequences but has a bit of boring humour. So that's my review for Transformers: Dark of the Moon and I hope you liked it! Expand
  42. Jul 4, 2011
    7
    In a movie where you should only be expecting great visuals and nice babes, you shouldn't leave dissatisfied. Now achieving great visuals and nice babes isn't bad, but it also isn't anything above mediocre. Don't watch with the intentions of having to think or getting into a complex storyline, because you will then write a negative review
  43. Jun 29, 2011
    7
    Transformers 3 is a movie crafted for people who prefer the sensation of living in the moment, hot babes getting boy friends, nerdy dudes becoming cool and getting hot girlfriends, hypo excentric people complaining in a funny way, hypo excentric screaming, cool cars, pro awesome heroic American military, lots of robots that shoot stuff and look cool, fighting, violence with notTransformers 3 is a movie crafted for people who prefer the sensation of living in the moment, hot babes getting boy friends, nerdy dudes becoming cool and getting hot girlfriends, hypo excentric people complaining in a funny way, hypo excentric screaming, cool cars, pro awesome heroic American military, lots of robots that shoot stuff and look cool, fighting, violence with not repercussions, good guys winning not matter the odds, bad ass action that doesnt slow down for 2 and half hours to a mega super action finale. On the contrast if you prefer thinking about the big picture, looking for meaning, metaphors, watching movies that leave a lasting impression and giving you something to think about later, then Transformers is not going to provide you very much. It is made exactly to do what it does and appeal its crowd and thats it. Expand
  44. Jun 29, 2011
    9
    This movie was the best 3D since Avatar. Maybe better, time will tell. Megan Fox missing helps. Rose is so much hotter and with the English accent, helps cover the bad acting, cause lets face it, if Paul Walker was British he'd be a descent actor.
  45. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    I would first like to start of this review by saying that the critics are stupid, dont listen to them. They must seriously be paid to rip on Michael Bay or an actual good movie. This movie was absolutely amazing and i recall one of the critics even said 'this is a mindlessnaction film about robots fighting each other and knocking each others heads off' um are you serious, yu do know whatI would first like to start of this review by saying that the critics are stupid, dont listen to them. They must seriously be paid to rip on Michael Bay or an actual good movie. This movie was absolutely amazing and i recall one of the critics even said 'this is a mindlessnaction film about robots fighting each other and knocking each others heads off' um are you serious, yu do know what the title of the movie was before you watched the movie right, because if you didnt, it was TRANSFORMERS! Thats what Tranaformers is all about, the ongoing battle between the autobots and the decepticons, or as you say it, robots knocking each others heads off. Now onto the movie. I am a diehard Transformers fan, except i only wish i grew up with it, im only 18 years old but i own all of the seasons of the original g1 series, and have seen all of the episodes, and i own ALOT of the transformers figures too, i love transformers and i loved this movie. It had everything in it. Their was mindblowing action, stunning cgi/visuals, and im sure the moronic critics will disagree when i say their was an excellent story going back to original launch of apollo 11, it even included original footage of the landing, how cool is that. Their were so many detailed plots intertwined into this action extravaganza. From sams relationship, to his neverending struggle to find a job, to the space race of the 60's, to decepticons destroying the human race! Their was just so much to this film it was unbelievable. I was in love with this film from the exciting beginning all the way, 2 and a half amazing hours later to the pulse-pounding ending. Their was even some good acting in this movie, not oscar worthy but good enough to get the job done. I was even proud of the job newcoming actress and beautiful victorias secret model Rosie Huntington Whiteley did in this film. At first i thought it would be annoying with nor seeing Megan Fox in the film anymore but that was gotten over real fast, plus, we can all admit that neither her nor Rosie were in the film to make an oscar worthy acting performance, they were there for their incredibly good looks and nothing else. The second film was still good in my opion even though it didnt have a script and the screenplay was written in a rushed 3 months during the writers strike, but yes it wasnt the best film ever created but this new and hopefully not final addition to the franchise is by a million miles better than the first and second film combined in all aspects pf the word. Michael Bay did an absolutely amazing job with this film. Their was the action, and ALOT of it, ther was the eye candy aka Rosie, their were the stunning visual effects which are definitely oscar worthy, Michael Bay did himself justice by using James Camerons technology for this movie and he did a great job with it. Their was alot of comedy in this film, especially from Sams little autobot companion Brains, but the biggest part of this film was the emotion. Their was an utterly HUGE amount of emotion in this film, i felt excited, i felt happy, i felt energized and pumped, i felt shocked and i felt sadness, from multiple parts in the film which i wont go into because i dont want to give anything away but this new edition the Transformers franchise was a massive success. Michael Bay did damn good. Neverr have i been so excited for a film and come out so pleased from it. I hope anyone who reads this will listen to what i say and nothing of what tbe critics say. This was entertainment at its best. I have already seen this film twice now, the promo on monday and the midnight premiere 4 hours ago. I enoued it so much i plan on seeing it as many more times as i can. This was the definition of an epic summer blockbuster, Transformers style. Epic characters+Epic battles=Epic movie. Their is no doubt in my mind that Transformers: Dark of the Moon deserves 10/10 stars, of i could give it more i would in a heartbeat, definitely go see this movie because it is worth every penny of the ticket price. Not only saying this because im a diehard Transformers fan but because i know how to enjoy a good movie unlike the uptight and highly unnecessarily negative critics. My favorite film of all time, thank you Michael Bay for a successful and very entertaining trilogy. Expand
  46. Jul 4, 2011
    10
    best visuals in any film ever, its a **** movie about giant robots that transform what more do u want i think the only person who cares less about reviews is Michael bay look at what hes made over the years, regardless of reviews he **** drag's in millions by the boat load. this film has massive plot hole but it looks **** brilliant and isnt trying to be anything different and thats whybest visuals in any film ever, its a **** movie about giant robots that transform what more do u want i think the only person who cares less about reviews is Michael bay look at what hes made over the years, regardless of reviews he **** drag's in millions by the boat load. this film has massive plot hole but it looks **** brilliant and isnt trying to be anything different and thats why its so **** good. Expand
  47. Jun 29, 2011
    8
    A dull plot, yes but we already knew that coming in. Transformers 3 is visual eye candy that will allow all that see it to enjoy it if they want to. The first one straight up action film that I have ever truly enjoyed. Far better then Transformers 2. Still if you are looking for a story line you are going to the film for all the wrong reasons.
  48. Jun 30, 2011
    9
    This film was fantastic. It is the best action packed epic of this year, and in 3D...wow! Probably the best 3D film I've seen. I hated the second film so I was very much surprised at how great this film was. I actually really enjoyed the story of this one too.
  49. Jul 5, 2011
    10
    Sure, the humor in this film was unnecessary and unfunny but everything else entertained me to the max! It's not as good as the first transformers but it wasn't as bad as the second one either. And I'm sure everyone can agree on that. There was actually a story I could follow along with, and the special effects were just extraordinary! But like I said, Micheal Bay needs to learn hisSure, the humor in this film was unnecessary and unfunny but everything else entertained me to the max! It's not as good as the first transformers but it wasn't as bad as the second one either. And I'm sure everyone can agree on that. There was actually a story I could follow along with, and the special effects were just extraordinary! But like I said, Micheal Bay needs to learn his lesson. Bad humor! That was what ruined the movie, but there is no sign of those annoying twins and I enjoyed it a lot! Expand
  50. Jun 30, 2011
    10
    If you're a Transformers Fan, this would be a very fun movie with big special effects. Though, there are some inconsistencies with the characters on the previous films and more Autobot screen time would be good, but overall a better movie than the second.
  51. Jun 30, 2011
    10
    (10) Awesome 3d. Awesome Action scenes. I miss Megan Fox. " Transformers : Dark OT Moon " it was a brilliant piece of work .... Seriously. Amazing ....This film was fantastic.
  52. Jun 30, 2011
    10
    Wen u get CLAPS in the theater hall .... Wen u get UUuuhhhhs and AAAhhh's in a theater ... And wen u have Michael Bay teaming up with Optimus Prime and James Cameron .... u have urself a winner " Transformers : Dark OT Moon "
    it was a brilliant piece of work .... Seriously Amazing .... Every1 just watch it in 3D ... Dont miss it
  53. Jun 30, 2011
    10
    I've seen the movie yday and all i can say is that this movie is in one word AWESOME. Ok, maybe the plot sucks, but its not "story"-movie in the first place ! Attention to details, special effects, combats, landscapes are simply breathtaking
  54. Jun 30, 2011
    10
    Dis movee bee mahd guhd yo! Mikahl Bey dah behst daraketoor auf ahll tahm! lahk seryusly bro me like dah exploshuns and boobees an all but brahn geht soo sore frahm tryeeng to undahstand da complikated plot! i meen me knot eeven undayrstahnd why grey robaht want hurt tiny peeple and fayt wit red robaht! He only wahnt two halp! Anywahy, me glad me drahp out of thurd grade so me kahn anjoyDis movee bee mahd guhd yo! Mikahl Bey dah behst daraketoor auf ahll tahm! lahk seryusly bro me like dah exploshuns and boobees an all but brahn geht soo sore frahm tryeeng to undahstand da complikated plot! i meen me knot eeven undayrstahnd why grey robaht want hurt tiny peeple and fayt wit red robaht! He only wahnt two halp! Anywahy, me glad me drahp out of thurd grade so me kahn anjoy reel movies like trahnsfarhmoors stehd of "gahd fathur!" dat movee so dum and big wurds make me feel infeeriohr. ha wat a dum feelm for da ohld peeeple! ha ha me say peepee. dose films not hav nuff farting and busoms to sahtisfy needs. goobye to you all tahm for da apokalips! i go vote for sara pahleen nowwwwwww and ruin da eart yay for reetarded! Expand
  55. Jul 4, 2011
    7
    Transformers 2 was a horrible sequel to a pretty good movie, but luckily, Dark of the Moon is a major improvement, and the best of the 3 Transformers movies. The special effects are once again top notch and the 3D is fantastic, the first movie since Avatar that actually made good use of 3D. The action scenes remain some of the best in the business, with the battle for Chicago worth theTransformers 2 was a horrible sequel to a pretty good movie, but luckily, Dark of the Moon is a major improvement, and the best of the 3 Transformers movies. The special effects are once again top notch and the 3D is fantastic, the first movie since Avatar that actually made good use of 3D. The action scenes remain some of the best in the business, with the battle for Chicago worth the price of admission alone. The problem with this movie, like its predecessors, is the plot. While the plot in Dark of the Moon is much, much better than ROTF, it still is not good enough for Transformers to be considered "great" movies. overall, Transformers gives you exactly what you would expect: big robots knocking the crap out of each other, and that isn't a bad thing at all. This movie is the perfect summer action flick, but not a movie you need to see multiple times Expand
  56. Jul 11, 2011
    8
    I greatly enjoyed this film, particularly the spectacular IMAX 3D! This is a beautifully filmed picture, with absolutely stunning special effects. The script is much more solid than "Revenge of the Fallen" and we are treated with some highly impressive cameos, in particular with one of America's finest astronauts. While this one was great fun, the first of the franchise still remains theI greatly enjoyed this film, particularly the spectacular IMAX 3D! This is a beautifully filmed picture, with absolutely stunning special effects. The script is much more solid than "Revenge of the Fallen" and we are treated with some highly impressive cameos, in particular with one of America's finest astronauts. While this one was great fun, the first of the franchise still remains the strongest. However, this is definitely worth a look......see it in IMAX! Expand
  57. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    First of all all the critics are stupid because neither they gave the second film nor to the third one the right judgement.The film is very much cool as the title is "dark of the moon". The action is mind blowing with jaw dropping special effects. 3D scenes which are used is hardy seen in some great action films. This one is far more better than Avatar. Its the best action/sci-fi film ofFirst of all all the critics are stupid because neither they gave the second film nor to the third one the right judgement.The film is very much cool as the title is "dark of the moon". The action is mind blowing with jaw dropping special effects. 3D scenes which are used is hardy seen in some great action films. This one is far more better than Avatar. Its the best action/sci-fi film of the decade.I will also buy the blu - ray of the film. I advice everybody that go and watch the most perfect action film with heavy loaded action of the famous Transformers from the planet cybertron."Transformers Dark of the Moon" Rocks........ Expand
  58. Sep 5, 2011
    8
    Michael Bay continues to live on as one of the greatest directors ever known when he joined to turn the toy franchise into a worldwide phenomenon. The first transformers was, in my opinion, an epic film and the sequel "Revenge of the Fallen" was, also in my opinion, almost as good as the first, but at least it was still entertaining. Now, it turns out that Transformers: Dark of the Moon isMichael Bay continues to live on as one of the greatest directors ever known when he joined to turn the toy franchise into a worldwide phenomenon. The first transformers was, in my opinion, an epic film and the sequel "Revenge of the Fallen" was, also in my opinion, almost as good as the first, but at least it was still entertaining. Now, it turns out that Transformers: Dark of the Moon is Michael Bay's final installment of the series (as we already know it) and I think it's actually the right the same plot that we already know about.

    While Sam now works for the Washington DC with his new girlfriend, he and the Autobots learn that a Cybertronian spacecraft is hidden on the Moon and with that in hand, the Decepticons plan to use its secrets and power to bring Cybertron to Earth. With emotional conflicts and fateful sacrifices being made, the Autobots and the humans have another (and presumably) final battle against the Decepticons as you've never seen it before.

    Now that we already know what the plot was about, I'll go to my opinion. The only problem that I had with this movie was the pacing. In the first few minutes of the film, it seems well fast-paced, but near the end of the film, it seems to be very slow. That's it for the bad.

    Everything else turned out great. The action and the CGI effects were impressive once again (seriously, you have no idea when am I going to stop saying that), the acting was entertaining and the science keeps you interested in what's going as most sci-fi action films do. The music score by Steve Jablonsky was amazing and very emotional and the comedy was very hilarious.

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is almost as good as the first, but just like the previous installment, it was still very entertaining.

    Little known fact: Whether or not a fourth Transformers film would be made, Michael Bay states that he won't be directing it, so it turns out that Steven Spielberg would be directing it. I mean, hey. At least he was the producer of the first two films, so I guess that would be good.

    Long story short, it is amazing and it's worth seeing and if the critics hate it, they'll have to deal with Michael Bay himself.

    8/10
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  59. Jun 29, 2011
    8
    Much better movie than TF2. Not quite as good as TF1 but I doubt anything could ever match that.

    Its a summer popcorn movie & should be taken as such. Michael Bay has adjusted his directing style a little & slowed it down to allow for the 3D so the pace is a little slower now & the action easier to make out as the camera steps back a bit to let you see the action from a distance.
    Much better movie than TF2. Not quite as good as TF1 but I doubt anything could ever match that.

    Its a summer popcorn movie & should be taken as such. Michael Bay has adjusted his directing style a little & slowed it down to allow for the 3D so the pace is a little slower now & the action easier to make out as the camera steps back a bit to let you see the action from a distance.

    All the acting is fine really nothing to complain about its passable as the actors are treating it for what it is non serious summer sci-fi entertainment. Humour is juvenile but quite funny in places. Story is more defined than TF2. Action & CGI is all top notch as you would expect.

    Overall if you want a fun to watch summer popcorn blockbuster this is the movie for you if you liked TF1 then you will like TF3. If you do not like Michael Bay movies then nothing here will change your mind but I think most audiences know beforehand what to expect & here Bay delivers in his final Transformers movie (it wraps the story up so does not demand another installment anyway....).
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  60. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    I loved this movie! believe me no one is more surprised than me :) I liked the first, hated the second but I loved the third!
    This movie is incredibly fun and funny! Shia is great and the new female lead is HOT x 3!
  61. Jul 3, 2011
    8
    I Did like TF 3 better than ROTF PT 2. There's so much stuff going on it's hard to get it all seeing it just once.The lame ass plot does'nt matter because it's based off of toys & the cartoon. I enjoyed mostly the S.E. & The 3D.SEE IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  62. Jul 1, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. WARNING: THIS REVIEW IS A SPOILER REVIEW. DO NOT TAKE A PEEK AT THIS REVIEW IF YOU DON'T WANT THE MOVIE BLOWN FOR YOU. Well whatever, this review needs to start. Note that i saw the movie in 2D, but I loved TF3! I am not a transformers fanatic, yet i thought the movie was a great comeback from the poor Revenge of the Fallen failure. This movie had many pros and only two cons. Some of the pros include: The CGI and special effects, getting rid of the black stereotype twins, (having) emotion, Shia LeBouf being an OK actor, and it is a movie for anyone (except a critic). When Optimus Prime was killing Shockwave, everyone in the theater was clapping and cheering, and none of them were major Transformers fans.
    Now for the cons: The first con was, again, a poor plot, like the other movies. Now the other major problem was that there will not be another movie due to all of the Decepticons and a few Autobots getting killed off. Here's a list of all of the transformers deaths in the movie:
    Ironhide (Killed by Sentinel Prime)
    Megatron (Killed by Optimus Prime)
    Starscream (Killed by Sam)
    Shockwave (Killed off by Optimus, damaged by humans)
    Soundwave (Killed by Bumblebee)
    Sentinel Prime (Damaged by Megatron, killed off by Optimus Prime
    Wheeljack (Killed by Barricade)
    Barricade (Damaged by Bumblebee, killed by humans)
    Lazerbeak (Killed by Sam)
    Longhaul (Killed by Optimus Prime)
    A s***load of protoforms (Killed by Autobots. Mostly killed by Wheelie and Brains)
    Wheelie and Brains (Commited suicide to save world by crashing alien ship)
    Hachet (Killed by Mirage)
    Crankcase (Killed by Ironhide)
    and Crowbar (Killed by i think Optimus Prime)

    I still found it crazy to let Sentinel Prime betray the Autobots in the beginning of the movie.
    Overall, great movie.
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  63. Jan 7, 2012
    10
    I'm only reviewing one of these movies scince they are so similar, but anyway, this is a great dude flick however, girls won't like it. the girl character is sexy the action is cool and the whole film altogether is awesome, watch this or the other 2, u will not regret it!!!!!!
  64. Jul 7, 2011
    8
    Great movie, though ,there's almost not to many stuff to see in summer, ( Captain America, Green Lantern ) looks great. The third installment of transformers is phenomenal, it's funny , intense action, well, you know that already , the only thing that bugs me out it's that sometimes it can be boring.
  65. Jul 8, 2011
    10
    it may not please the critics with its bad script and mediocre acting ,it is a perfect entertainer for anyone who likes the franchise or not.A must see with is thrilling action and awesome graphics
  66. Oct 28, 2013
    10
    Most Spectacular Action film I've ever seen! Honestly, the visuals in this movie were out of this world and the characters were totally badass.

    Megatron will always be my favourite villain but the final battle with The Sentinel was Amazing and I can't wait to see the fourth instalment in the series.
  67. Jul 9, 2011
    7
    "The latest and I'm pretty sure the final installment of the Transformers series is no doubt way better than the crappy-extra-retarded Revenge of the Fallen." *There was 10 of us that went and most of us had a good time while the rest was just tired-pissed. The Transformers series are famously known for overblown-overlong-mindless action sequences and this latest offering has it except we"The latest and I'm pretty sure the final installment of the Transformers series is no doubt way better than the crappy-extra-retarded Revenge of the Fallen." *There was 10 of us that went and most of us had a good time while the rest was just tired-pissed. The Transformers series are famously known for overblown-overlong-mindless action sequences and this latest offering has it except we actually, finally know what they are fighting for and at (just look for the robots with red eyes then you'll know its a Decepticon). The Storyline: 6.0
    Its easy to follow and the characters back up the story with a little more information, info. well hidden in Ken Jeong's crotch area. For about an hour and a half, there are a few action pieces but mostly involves trying to figure out whats going on and if the resurrection of Sentinel Prime had any significance to what happened on the moon. Then there is Mr. Sam Witwicky, who is desperately striving to find a job that would support him and his girlfriend Carly Spenser (Rosie Huntington Whiteley) while trying to impress Mr. Gould (Patrick Dempsey) and his always crazy parents (Julie White and Kevin Dunn). Visuals: 9.0
    If you can blame Michael Bay for the reasons why you go to his movies, I believe there are two reasons. Number 1: The assembled cast and the strikingly beautiful hottie that just stares into space and all we see is the glimpse of her glowing physique/body. Number 2: The BOOMS and the BAMS and the huge-ass robots with their huge-ass guns. Seriously, we all go because of his special effects and I will say this "It's Amazing in a Technical Scale." The Best use of 3-D I'd ever seen since Avatar. Cast and Performances: 5.0
    It's completely serviceable. I mean, you know its Transformers and not some sort of Oscar-worthy contender (unless if the Oscars nominates them for their Visuals) Shia La Beouf seems to be on crack. He was kind of into his role especially when he has a new girl nearby but he just looks depressed. (In Revenge of the Fallen, he told Bumble Bee to get the hell out of his garage and now he wants him back because he wants to impress his girlfriend's boss. Somebody diagnose him with Attention Deficit Disorder). *He does deserve a slap, Carly didn't deserve all that crap. Rosie Huntington Whiteley is the female star chick of the show and she's quite charming. Megan Fox on the other hand is a bad-ass girl with a sexy attitude but Rosie is like the clean-cream girl who seems to fit Sam at the moment. She isn't the grandest performer though but not bad for a first time. The other characters are still the same except Tyrese Gibson's character is retired and Josh Duhamel still hasn't gotten any calls from his wife. John Malkovich is the crazy boss with a yellow-obsession and crazy hair. Ken Jeong is as funny as ever...yeah right. Other characters include Frances Mcdormand "no mame", Alan Tudyk (Dutch), Patrick Dempsey (the boy that loved to play with the bad side) and let us not forget Mr. One Man Alone (John Turturro) Overall. 7.0
    It definitely has the best visuals and jaw-dropping scenes like the skyscraper and the story is way better this time around.
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  68. Jul 7, 2011
    10
    This movie was great to me and was a perfect summer/fourth of July release. It's got everything you need to get you going for this time of year. The action was amazing as well as the effects. I'm honestly sick and tired of these so called critics. If you have to go to school to tell me a movie was good or not then you didn't know how to enjoy a movie in the first place. That goes to youThis movie was great to me and was a perfect summer/fourth of July release. It's got everything you need to get you going for this time of year. The action was amazing as well as the effects. I'm honestly sick and tired of these so called critics. If you have to go to school to tell me a movie was good or not then you didn't know how to enjoy a movie in the first place. That goes to you user reviewers to that are trying to sound like them and make a name for yourself on these reviews. Stop going into movie and dissecting it for real life situations and logic. Its a movie about giant alien robots and your are looking for perfect logic!? Put a cardboard box over your head with the front cut out and walk around wal-mart, would that be real enough for you? Sit down, shut up, and enjoy the movie cause it really is good. The numbers don't lie. Expand
  69. Jul 9, 2011
    10
    This film is by far 2011 Film of the YEAR. Remember The brilliant 1986 Transformers film that awed crowd after crowd. Well Transformers: Dark of the Moon blows the 1986 Transformer film away in every way shape and form. 1986 had such bad graphics and this Movies effects are just bloody spectacular. You'll wan't to hold off on the bathroom breaks because of this movies pulse poundingThis film is by far 2011 Film of the YEAR. Remember The brilliant 1986 Transformers film that awed crowd after crowd. Well Transformers: Dark of the Moon blows the 1986 Transformer film away in every way shape and form. 1986 had such bad graphics and this Movies effects are just bloody spectacular. You'll wan't to hold off on the bathroom breaks because of this movies pulse pounding action. 20 out of 10. Side note: The ONLY thing that this movie did wrong was remove the 2 best robots ever to exists in the Transformers Universe. Skitz and Mud Expand
  70. Jul 9, 2011
    7
    I actually really enjoyed this movie. The critics need to lighten up. Nothing like some classic action and some quality humor. It was a fine time at the movies.
  71. Jul 10, 2011
    10
    I went to see dark of the moon on the day before it was released i had alot of high hopes on the movie, I had seen Revenge of the fallen and unlike alot of other fans I had enjojed the movie ,i enjoyed the humor and the story had some problems like all movies that come out these days. but over all it was a great movie ,specailly when you take a look at the movie made 0ver 110 milloinI went to see dark of the moon on the day before it was released i had alot of high hopes on the movie, I had seen Revenge of the fallen and unlike alot of other fans I had enjojed the movie ,i enjoyed the humor and the story had some problems like all movies that come out these days. but over all it was a great movie ,specailly when you take a look at the movie made 0ver 110 milloin dollar more then the revenge of the fallen. 1st of all any movie that makes 110 milloin more the the 1st transformers can't be that bad...so how bad could it have been. As a fan you must admit the movie had the best specail effects that have been out there in years ,the story was good and who cares about Megan fox the othere girl did a good job , I did have a few things that bothered me Like when I ron hide dead there should have beeen some type of word brougth up from prime about the death of his friend seems like at the end of the movie when Prime is about to blow off sentail's head he should have said something about this is for my freind he killed ,that wold have been a great thing to due ,to me there was no emotion from them about his death. i know that when you see a movie over and over you can find many mistakes but thats the nature of the beast,it a movie for all of us to enjoy and Mike Bay did a great job on that you I would like to think that we should thank him for that. I like to see another one but I just don't see how........... but hollywood always finds away and when a movie like this make when it finishes the movie run it will make $ close to a billion dollars world wide it has already broke the record for the fastest 500 million mark at only 9 days so we all know that abiullion is in reach ,it has not been released in Japan or china yet,think about 700 million movie profit that dose not include blue ray movies ,rentals toys and all that other toy items, all should enjoy it for what its worth and the hell with the cridects who know nothing,,, long live OPTIMUS PRIME AND COMPANY

    BOB
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  72. Jul 25, 2011
    10
    I don't understand all the bad reviews, what were you expecting? This movie was pure AWESOMENESS! Non-stop action and entertainment and the story line wasn't too shabby. Special effects were incredible and the 3D was spectacular. You have to watch it in the theaters.
  73. Sep 6, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. a new good sci-fiction film for me .
    I like the film very much , well, not for all.
    the robots performance is awesome,
    but the humans acting is bad
    hope the film will not receive any bad rewards like razzies.
    If the film got any bad rewards like razzies,
    I WILL KILL OFF THE **** !!!
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  74. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    Michael Bay's Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon put to an end (for now)

    By W. Leung Saturday, 24 2011 Giant robots, exotic cars, and sexy woman, Michael Bay's Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, produced in June 29, 2011, is an action packed with stunning visual effects movie. Since this is the final chapter of this Transformers movie trilogy, Michael Bay seek to conclude the stories with
    Michael Bay's Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon put to an end (for now)

    By W. Leung Saturday, 24 2011

    Giant robots, exotic cars, and sexy woman, Michael Bay's Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, produced in June 29, 2011, is an action packed with stunning visual effects movie.

    Since this is the final chapter of this Transformers movie trilogy, Michael Bay seek to conclude the stories with the last two movies and produces a fascinating ending of this series. The length of the movie is 157 minutes, which is the longest one in the series.

    Unlike other computer graphics movie, Transformers movie series is based on long life TV animation starting in 1984, which was created by Hasbro and Takara Tomy. The series is about two races of aliensâ
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  75. Oct 30, 2011
    7
    It's a movie that exists for the viewer to have fun. The plot is not hard to follow and you get to see giant robots and lots of stuff get blowed up. What else do you need? My only complaint is the over emphasis on Shia Lebouf's character which I really don't want to hear about in a movie titled Transformers. Michael Bay's sweeping camera shots and tendency for overindulgence got reallyIt's a movie that exists for the viewer to have fun. The plot is not hard to follow and you get to see giant robots and lots of stuff get blowed up. What else do you need? My only complaint is the over emphasis on Shia Lebouf's character which I really don't want to hear about in a movie titled Transformers. Michael Bay's sweeping camera shots and tendency for overindulgence got really annoying about 5 movies ago so you will be subject to more of it you're not a fan of his style. Pick up the blu-ray and grab some popcorn. Contrary to the critics complaints about this movie, the only way you won't follow along with the plot is if you are an idiot, or if you just have the predetermined opinion about the movie that you are just not going to like it. It seems that many of the critics were just dying to look down upon this film from the highest perch they could climb on to. Expand
  76. Nov 4, 2011
    10
    Transformers 3.........its awesome....but some part of the movie wasn't that much good....after the 2nd half, the real transformers spirit had came to the movie....
  77. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    This was a amazing movie, this is better than all the other transformer movies and although it doesnt really have a plot it has some amazing action scenes. If you like action you should watch this but if you want a story, this movie doesnt have one.
  78. Jul 19, 2011
    7
    Incredible special effects, the argument of the film as usual is not a big deal, but the sound, the battles and action in general were the things that made this movie interesting.
  79. Feb 28, 2012
    9
    My favorite movies are Godfather II, Clockwork Orange, 2001, Good Bad Ugly, Raging Bull, and ROTK. So YES, I am a movie snob. But every once and a while I just want a full-on action movie. And you know what? There is a wierd sorta depth here with man-and-machine ala Term2, and you know what? The acting is actually kinda funny for this series. And you know what? That first ten minutes withMy favorite movies are Godfather II, Clockwork Orange, 2001, Good Bad Ugly, Raging Bull, and ROTK. So YES, I am a movie snob. But every once and a while I just want a full-on action movie. And you know what? There is a wierd sorta depth here with man-and-machine ala Term2, and you know what? The acting is actually kinda funny for this series. And you know what? That first ten minutes with the battle in Cybrotron leading to those discoveries on the moon in the 1960's. Youn know what? I feel like watching that right now. Expand
  80. Oct 6, 2011
    8
    Just like the other Transformers movies plot takes backseat to the action, but honestly you don't watch these movies for the plot, you watch it to see robots fight and things go boom, and trust me a lot of things go boom, the action is intense and really enjoyable, Shia LaBeouf does another fantastic job as Sam, and they replaced Megan Fox with a far better actress, and the humor is aJust like the other Transformers movies plot takes backseat to the action, but honestly you don't watch these movies for the plot, you watch it to see robots fight and things go boom, and trust me a lot of things go boom, the action is intense and really enjoyable, Shia LaBeouf does another fantastic job as Sam, and they replaced Megan Fox with a far better actress, and the humor is a really nice touch as it shows a more human side of the movie and honestly at times had me rolling on the floor, all in all I had a blast watching this, and if you can forgive the throwaway plot you will too, a great action packed and sometimes hilarious movie that I highly recommend you seeing. Expand
  81. Jul 17, 2011
    7
    Great film i must say. Ok it is not a drama filled with great emotions or with extraordinary plot but is well developed and with great visual effect that take your breath away. And that is what i was excepting from T3 a lot of special efects.
  82. Jul 27, 2011
    8
    Regardless of what people say about Michael Bay the one thing the man knows to do better than anybody is to deliver an action packed cinematic experience. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the the third outing of the Transformers franchise and is an imrprovement on the much maligned Revenge of the Fallen. Personally, I thought the negativity towards the second film was extremely harsh it'sRegardless of what people say about Michael Bay the one thing the man knows to do better than anybody is to deliver an action packed cinematic experience. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the the third outing of the Transformers franchise and is an imrprovement on the much maligned Revenge of the Fallen. Personally, I thought the negativity towards the second film was extremely harsh it's far from the worst film or sequel for that matter. Dark of the Moon is once again a very long film coming in at over 2hrs 30 mins but it flies by and never seems to drag along. The film this time begins in 1961 with the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons where a spacecraft known as the Ark is launched carrying an invention capable which is capable of ending the war once and for all however it is shot down and lands of the Earth's moon. In the present day the Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeaouf) is sturggling to find a job after college as he believes he should be working with the Autobots. The Autobots who once again are working in partnership the US military make a shock discovery whilst tracking down Decepticons in Chernobyl. They find a fuel cell from the Ark and after realising the spacecraft surivived the attack Optimus Prime set off to the moon to retrieve the remaining fuel cells and revive an old friend. A discovery regarding the fuel cells leads the Autobots in a race against time to stop the Decepticons initiating a plan to bring their planet to Earth. The storylines have never been compelling and to be fair hardly logical but they are engaging and is sheer entertainment and do bring around some of the biggest action sequences in the cinema to date as thats were Transformers 3 excels. The visual effects are outstanding and its one of the few films i've found were 3D is actually awesome! There's never a dull moment and the action is always on the go and ofcourse there's always a bit of humour added into the pack. The big question coming into this film was could film debutant Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replace a certain Megan Fox as the eye candy? Well let's just say the way she is introduced in this film won me over straight away its unforgettable and whilst she will no doubt be panned in all honesty the role of Sam's sweetheart is more about how hot they look rather than how good an actress they are. The film is an action blockbuster from start to finish and succeeds in that department in every aspect, no doubt Bay and co will have their haters but the film itself does the talking and given the amount of money it has grossed I find it hard to beleive this is the last time we will see Optimus Prime and co! Expand
  83. Oct 3, 2011
    9
    The Best Transformers yet by far. The action and effects were increased. The replacement of Megan fox wasn't that big of a deal, her replacement couldn't act very well also. The film had great twists that a lot of people didn't see coming. Optimus prime is one of my all time favorite film characters and he totally kicks some more but in Transformers 3. some scenes in this movie were aThe Best Transformers yet by far. The action and effects were increased. The replacement of Megan fox wasn't that big of a deal, her replacement couldn't act very well also. The film had great twists that a lot of people didn't see coming. Optimus prime is one of my all time favorite film characters and he totally kicks some more but in Transformers 3. some scenes in this movie were a little over the top and weird but other scenes were hilarious. All action scenes were simply amazing and breath taking. I really enjoyed T3 and think it was a redemption of Revenge of the fallen, which was just ok. Expand
  84. Aug 1, 2011
    9
    If you are looking for a story here, you'll be disappointed. But, honestly, this is TRANSFORMERS. What did you expect? Transformers isn't supposed to be about a great story story or character development. It's about insanely awesome visuals, explosions, special effects, and action. That is what this movie delivers. Basically, this movie is all about tying up loose ends, making puzzleIf you are looking for a story here, you'll be disappointed. But, honestly, this is TRANSFORMERS. What did you expect? Transformers isn't supposed to be about a great story story or character development. It's about insanely awesome visuals, explosions, special effects, and action. That is what this movie delivers. Basically, this movie is all about tying up loose ends, making puzzle pieces from the early films fall together, and making you laugh because your suspicions are becoming reality. Or, that's the beginning of the movie. From about the middle onward, it's pretty much nothing but action, explosions, and gunshots. there are a couple funny parts, but they will soon be lost in the mayhem. This movie is all about the action. If you want a storyline, go home, because that isn't what transformers is about. It's about awesome CGI visuals and non-stop action. Sadly, Megan Fox's replacement was the only thing that kept me from giving this a ten because, let's face it. Some think she's as hot, (me) more think she's less, and very few think she's more. (But believe it or not, the blondie was actually a worse actor than Megan was. I know, right? Expand
  85. Jul 10, 2011
    8
    I saw this movie on a date, and me and her had an awesome time. The movie was great, and a just follow-up the first two Transformers movies. Dark of the Moon had it's heartfelt, funny, and just jaw-dropping awesome moments. While the story was not the strong point at all, you'll push it aside because of the special effects and action sequences. Plus, it has Ken Jeong from the Hangover!
  86. Jul 18, 2011
    9
    I thought that this was an exciting movie, with lots of action...pretty good story line. I'd watch it again when it comes on DVD. I didn't see this in 3D, but it was still worth seeing it in a theater. :)
  87. Jul 10, 2011
    7
    I was quite disappointed after I had watched Transformers 3. It didn't reach up to the quality of the first 2 according to me. It had very funny moments, awesome CGI effects and the awesome actor Shia Labeouf. Even though those things are great for a movie, it lacked a lot of other things. To start with, I can't understand why Michael Bay changed Megan Fox to this new dumb blondie withI was quite disappointed after I had watched Transformers 3. It didn't reach up to the quality of the first 2 according to me. It had very funny moments, awesome CGI effects and the awesome actor Shia Labeouf. Even though those things are great for a movie, it lacked a lot of other things. To start with, I can't understand why Michael Bay changed Megan Fox to this new dumb blondie with silicon lips. She isn't sexier, and she is even worse at acting according to me. They also made a very weak ending on Megan's career. A few sentences. This movie showed off the well-known rule "Awesome things stops being awesome if you get too much of them". There were simply too much CGI in this movie. The epic moment where you saw one or more transformers evolve or battle aren't gone, but they are everywhere! And it didn't help that the last battle lasted for one hour. It is worth watching if you have seen the other Transformers, or if you get turned on by CGI effect. Expand
  88. Jul 10, 2011
    8
    I never saw the first 2, but I must say this is an excellent movie! They suck you in right at the beginning. The first scene will have your attention for sure. There is a good amount of action and drama as well. At no point was I bored or checking the time. The only reason I couldn't give this a 10 was simply due to not enough Optimus and not enough Bumblebee. Also, much of the movie isI never saw the first 2, but I must say this is an excellent movie! They suck you in right at the beginning. The first scene will have your attention for sure. There is a good amount of action and drama as well. At no point was I bored or checking the time. The only reason I couldn't give this a 10 was simply due to not enough Optimus and not enough Bumblebee. Also, much of the movie is predictable if you ever watched transformers as a kid. 8/10 Expand
  89. Jul 13, 2011
    7
    Maybe the second was so bad that anything glows in comparison but in many ways this one is much better. There is less useless action throughout, although the last 40 mins do start dragging after the millionth explosion. What Michael Bay seriously misunderstands is action. Explosions do not equal excitement, it is what's at stake and the investment in the characters that makes sequencesMaybe the second was so bad that anything glows in comparison but in many ways this one is much better. There is less useless action throughout, although the last 40 mins do start dragging after the millionth explosion. What Michael Bay seriously misunderstands is action. Explosions do not equal excitement, it is what's at stake and the investment in the characters that makes sequences exciting. Nonetheless I knew the kind of film that I was going to get going in so I was able to enjoy most of it. The plot is much more easier to understand and I did find myself caring for some of the characters. Although just like the previous films, I can never tell who's who when the robots start fighting. It's just clashing metal. This time is was fun though. Expand
  90. Jul 12, 2011
    8
    This movie rarely has a dull moment. there are a lot of twists and turns. Figuring Megan Fox left the cast the transformers movies for sure lost some male viewers. But don't be to afraid men. The new girl is smoking hot! The non stop action happens within 1 hour and 30 minutes into the movie. and once it starts it nearly ever stops! They spend a lot of time in Chicago. And while they areThis movie rarely has a dull moment. there are a lot of twists and turns. Figuring Megan Fox left the cast the transformers movies for sure lost some male viewers. But don't be to afraid men. The new girl is smoking hot! The non stop action happens within 1 hour and 30 minutes into the movie. and once it starts it nearly ever stops! They spend a lot of time in Chicago. And while they are their they have a very tough task to handle. And with the rise of the ultimate transformer. This is for sure a award winning movie. Expand
  91. Nov 19, 2011
    8
    Transformers 3 isn't Oscar-material, but it isn't anywhere near a plonker of a movie. The CGI is brilliant and some **** amazing Autobot-Decepticon action sequences are featured throughout, the plot line is really quite simple but it does draw you in quite effectively, with plenty of "**** **** did not see that coming" moments and an abundance of 'edge-of-your-seat' anticipation momentsTransformers 3 isn't Oscar-material, but it isn't anywhere near a plonker of a movie. The CGI is brilliant and some **** amazing Autobot-Decepticon action sequences are featured throughout, the plot line is really quite simple but it does draw you in quite effectively, with plenty of "**** **** did not see that coming" moments and an abundance of 'edge-of-your-seat' anticipation moments that really help get you emotionally connected with the characters (my favourite Autobot died during the first half and a universal favourite...I won't spoil this, but there's certainly a very intense moment with Bumblebee, but I won't tell you how it concludes) the actors are brilliant with plenty of big Hollywood names playing both major and minor roles, good and bad, the dialogue is hilarious and the characters are loveable and engaging. The final showdown is everything that it should be and more (it's not Optimus vs. Megatron, although that does happen) and Sam finally gets some real action, being responsible for the destruction of one of the Decepticon high-ups. I do have three complaints. One-The opening sequence that explains the conspiracy behind the moon-landing, it does drone on for a fair while and features a particularly horrible JFK impersonator. Two- Skids and Mudflap are gone! I know that some people found them offensive, but i found them hilarious, and I think they told the first crude joke that my dad has ever laughed at, which was something of a magical moment for me, the least they could have done was kill them off early on alongside my favourite transformer. Three- The Optimus vs. Megatron showdown takes about ten seconds, granted, the previous battle was the big one that everyone wanted to see by that time, but I guess it all comes down to the fact that since RotF, Megatron has been portrayed as a weak-ass **** and that's one thing that I will not forgive this movie for. Ultimately, this is a must-watch, with a brilliant plot to suck you in coupled with kick-ass moments of **** dude, ****s about to go down, **** **** **** and brilliantly choreographed action sequences. Better than any film in regards to action, but I still prefer the original movie when it comes to plot, but all-in-all, if you're looking for a perfectly balanced mix of Drama, Action, Comedy, Plot and CGI-Epicness, you can't ignore this movie Expand
  92. Jul 14, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie is this summers best of all. This movie includes every robot in the transformers movie except the twins. Good luck transformers universe. If only this great movie got a better review it deserves a 100 Expand
  93. Jul 15, 2011
    8
    I thought it was a great action flick, actually the first in the series that really captured the essence of the 80's cartoon series which was where it was all at. The only reason I didn't give it 10 was because the twist was too predictable and the end felt totally cut off, you sit through 3 hours of movie, only to have the credits start to roll, although that said, it was better than theI thought it was a great action flick, actually the first in the series that really captured the essence of the 80's cartoon series which was where it was all at. The only reason I didn't give it 10 was because the twist was too predictable and the end felt totally cut off, you sit through 3 hours of movie, only to have the credits start to roll, although that said, it was better than the first movie's "10 minutes of Optimus Prime Speech" ending. All in all a fantastic movie, well worth watching, particularly the special effects are just perfect, I found myself forgetting that Transformer's don't actually exist. Expand
  94. Jul 16, 2011
    9
    While this movie had its ups and downs I still believe that this is an extremely exciting movie.
    I watched it at a movie theatre in 3D and I recommend you do so aswell , not letting yourself watch the 3D explosions , sparks and destruction will be letting yourself down. Without trying to spoil the movie, this movie contains some big surprises, betrayal and over the top action scenes. Even
    While this movie had its ups and downs I still believe that this is an extremely exciting movie.
    I watched it at a movie theatre in 3D and I recommend you do so aswell , not letting yourself watch the 3D explosions , sparks and destruction will be letting yourself down. Without trying to spoil the movie, this movie contains some big surprises, betrayal and over the top action scenes. Even my uncle who is a long time transformers fan said it didn´t betray the novelties set by merchandise and the previous movies in the slightess and said it was true to the transformers formula. They manage to slip in comedy here and here and me and my uncle couldn´t help giggling and looking at each other. Although I want to stress that it is not the best transformers film and the story is somewhat up and down. I recommend watching it at cinemas in 3D, don´t know if I could say the same about DVD.
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  95. Jul 20, 2011
    8
    Entertaining enough, but with iffy acting and a very long running time. Nevertheless, it's a wondrous bit of fun with incredible special effects that could even merit it an Oscar. But only in that field...
  96. Jul 31, 2011
    7
    This is proberly the best transformers made to date, the action scenes are epic the amount of transformers involed is amazing and the acting is of an okay standard. If you go into this movie expecting movie of the year you will be disapointed, but if your looking for a fun way to kill a few hours then this is a good way to do it. Be warned though there is no Story, its very basic andThis is proberly the best transformers made to date, the action scenes are epic the amount of transformers involed is amazing and the acting is of an okay standard. If you go into this movie expecting movie of the year you will be disapointed, but if your looking for a fun way to kill a few hours then this is a good way to do it. Be warned though there is no Story, its very basic and dosent hold merit. But the voice acting cast do there bit in portraying the Transformers well. Its fun while it lasts. Expand
  97. Aug 4, 2011
    7
    This movie was just OK. I found the plot lacking many things, and there was for the most part, poor acting. The only reason why I somewhat liked this movie was the action scenes in the movie. These scenes were incredible and were awesome in 3D.
  98. Aug 12, 2011
    7
    After the horrible 2nd installment of Transformers, my hopes were not high for third chapter. Maybe it was my lowered expectations, but I liked this movie a lot more. Special affects are spectacular. It also helps that they finally got rid of megan Fox, THANK GOD. Although she is easily replaced with another forgettable model, she doesn't irritate me the way Fox does. McDormand is too goodAfter the horrible 2nd installment of Transformers, my hopes were not high for third chapter. Maybe it was my lowered expectations, but I liked this movie a lot more. Special affects are spectacular. It also helps that they finally got rid of megan Fox, THANK GOD. Although she is easily replaced with another forgettable model, she doesn't irritate me the way Fox does. McDormand is too good for this movie and skates by with practiced ease. However, it is a great summer popcorn flick. Expand
  99. Aug 20, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Transformers 3 is an excellent action movie flik. The plot isb easier to follow now because it's more simple. I actually saw this in 2d format because at the time I didn't have enough money for me and my friend. I heard from some people that the 3d was as good as Avatar which I had seen. The 2d though to me wasn't really that bad so I didn't feel like I missed out on much.

    The plot of NASA keeping a secret about the Apollo 11 1969 landing on the moon was pretty cool start to the movie and also interplaying that with finding a cybertronian ship with Optimus Primes mentor, Sentinal Prime gave it a good mystery to the plot for me. Shia Labeouf again was top notch again as the funny Sam Witwicky. Also Patrick Dempsey for me played his role very well. The comedy to me was toned down to me in ways but the comedy in this one I thought was better than the 2nd one without it getting to non serious. All of the comedy guys I thought did a good job. Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel also played their roles pretty well. All the villians in this movie are great for the most part. Overall the action is done mine blowingly well and the robots look to me quite realistic in all the places and city environments. There's gonna be a lot of wow moments for the audiences especially supposably in 3d. As far as the pacing I thought it was good for the most part despite it being like a 2 and a half hour movie. Now the negatives are some of the robots and new robots in the film didn't get the character development, as for like Shockwave I don't even think it had a voice actor and it had some cool moments but they didn't really show much of Shockwave. Also some of the new autobots didn't get a lot of character development. Some of the deliberately comedy relief characters didn't bring anything to the plot as the movie unfolded as well s a few others as well I think. But above the negatives this haves to be not only the best Transformers movie, but it's one of the better action movies of all time. This is definately a much watch. I give this film a rating of 8.9 out of 10 stars*.
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  100. Oct 18, 2011
    7
    Being a huge fan of Transformers characters and Animation i will see what ever they made . But that doesn't mean im gonna love whatever they made . The first one was good . The second one ..... well i actually felt asleep while watching . At-least this one kept me awake . this one is really the best of the franchise . i like the story which . this story took me way back to the animationBeing a huge fan of Transformers characters and Animation i will see what ever they made . But that doesn't mean im gonna love whatever they made . The first one was good . The second one ..... well i actually felt asleep while watching . At-least this one kept me awake . this one is really the best of the franchise . i like the story which . this story took me way back to the animation series unlike the first two . but the problem is (i don't know why) Bay always focus on the human characters like Sam and Us Military . sometimes it felt like im watching a movie about a war fighting by Military with their Robots . But Transformers(animated) was like this . that was so wide and actually focused on the different Transformers and more about them . there are more awesome Transformers out there and lot of awesome fighting techniques which were missing . Now acting...... Rosie Rosie Rosie ! She is one of my favorite VS angels ! i was so excited to see her reprising Fox ! i think she did good(as first time) a lot better then Fox (of course) . Siha was more down then the last film as well as josh(i really like his acting but not in this one) . Patrick Dempsey was good but John Turturro was awesome . as for the voice actors there's nothing to say they are the best of the best .really like Leonard Nimoy as Sentinel Prime. i actually loved the V.effects and transformations it was much more clear and awesome then the last two . Overall it was the best entry but still i expected more .
    as i said at fast im a huge fan so i would love to see more films but i want to see a Reboot and with good story about Transformers not some kid and military . [P.S. Rating will show 7 but its actually 6.8 !]
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Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 37
  2. Negative: 8 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Anthony Lane
    Jul 4, 2011
    30
    The first ten or fifteen minutes of Michael Bay's movie tremble, unaccountably, on the verge of being fun. [11 & 18 July 2011, p.101]
  2. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Jun 30, 2011
    40
    Marveling at its grotesque gigantism doesn't make this two-and-a-half-hour-long movie any less dull.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Jun 30, 2011
    50
    The scorekeepers at the various sites that rate critics' enthusiasm for a film shouldn't even try to elicit a Pass or Fail grade from me on T3. I'm a fascinated, stupefied outsider. Just mark me Present.