Average User Score: 5.7Jul 10, 2011This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I must say this to start off; i came into the theatre with very low expectations for this flick. Considering how godawful Revenge of the Fallen was, i was curious to see if the final installment in Michael Bay's robot beat em up series was worth watching. I came to the conclusion that its a decent action flick, but when the story, script, and characters are put into consideration, its barely bearable.
The moon landing was the investigation of an autobot ship that contains the autobots original leader before Optimus, Sentinel Prime. He turns out to be working with Megatron and he, Megatron, an evil human and the rest of the Decepticons are holing up in Chicago (of all possible cities) where the autobots wage their last epic battle. In short; good guy is actually a bad guy, good robots fight bad robots, people and bots are killed. Really, thats all you need to know. So the story aspect is crap. Utter crap. Shia's performance was dull, and laughably annoying; he mainly fills in the role of a damsel in distress by yelling and screaming nearly the whole movie. Rosie Huntington Whitley's performance as a replacement for Megan Fox is, well, its there. She's only the hot chick that Sam is willing to die for and thats about it. The fact that her acting is horrible is, well, damnit shes only there to look pretty, nothing more, so i wont critique her performance in depth. Anyways, the movie was also made rather obvious and pathetic attempts at American Patriotism; yes we are in a time of war, but we are not fighting murderous robots or letting robots blow up illegal irani nuclear sites. The movie does shine, however, in a technical level. The robots conversion from vehicle to machine is fluid and realistic, and the number of moving parts in their faces and bodies is remarkable. 3D however.... i failed to see anything really done for 3D. The trailers before the movie made better use of the tech.
Too long to read; Decent, pretty movie. Dont take it seriously and you'll enjoy it. A must see for fire fetishists, as is with every Michael Bay movie.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Jun 28, 2011This movie is a spectacle to look at; in Blu-Ray, you feel like you're on the Grid, neon skintight suit and all. however, its awkward plot isThis movie is a spectacle to look at; in Blu-Ray, you feel like you're on the Grid, neon skintight suit and all. however, its awkward plot is a whole other story; They tried to shoehorn in too much and when they realized it was too much, they took it away instantly (best examples; the character of Zuse, with about 15 minutes of screentime until his deresolution, and the revelation that rinzler is Tron, until he's thrown into an abyss). as a fan of the original, i found it disappointing to not be able to see what was going on at ENCOM after Flynn's disappearance, 20 years of history literally discarded. The most awkward point of all, when kevin flynn literally explodes to destroy clu and allow his son and quorra to escape to the real world, they both act happy and as if his death doesnt matter. The best part about this movie is the soundtrack; Daft Punk did an amazing job of bringing the Grid to life with their score, and must be commended and noticed.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Jun 28, 2011This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Hmm... well, i'll give credit where credit is due. Its pretty, the movie looks like a Michael Bay lite version of a war movie. Thats the only good thing i can say about this awful collection of war movie cliches. The characters feel hollow and expendable (when one specific marine dies, thats when everyone has the "omg we're in a war" look, way over halfway into the movie when the entire city and half of the american fighting force in the area is dead), and every skirmish feels underwhelming. Theres so many things wrong with this movie, even tactically; why would you send a black hawk in to extract your team and civillians when the enemy has annihilated your entire air force division in the area? Marines are trained to shoot the torso, which is the alien's weakness, yet they have to discover this already trained tactic to survive? If you drive in a huge orange bus throughout the second largest city in the country dont you think the enemy will see you? Perhaps i overthought the tactics of the movie, so you might say "just take it as a summer blockbuster," yet, even with that, its awful. The "last stand" event is a nearly frame for frame remake of the ending battle of saving private ryan, and war movie cliches abound; wounded men shout and argue with their commanding officers to leave them behind, the black guys always die first, nothing bad happens to the children (well admittedly, one has his father killed), men with deep husky voices come out of epic explosions unscathed, its rediculous. This is nothing more than Marine propaganda with aliens based loosely on the actual battle of los angeles during world war 2.… Expand