Movie Review: Transformers 3 – Dark of the Moon [Video]

An early review of Transformers Dark Side of the Moon has hit the web and in it Michael Bays Dark Side of the Moon is being praised as the best of the film franchise to date.

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is a great summer blockbuster experience. It’s not a perfect film – bogged down by some plot-holes, lack of development in some of the new robot characters (as well as returning humans), and an overlong run time – but in a summer that’s been punctuated by some major disappointments, Transformers 3 delivers unparalleled big screen spectacle, and is arguably the best film in the series.

“Impress me!” demands boss John Malkovich of Shia LaBeouf when the latter’s Sam Witwicky arrives for a job interview. Those who was left cold by the last Transformers may ask the same of Michael Bay before risking what looks likely to be his final orgy of Hasbro-inspired robo-carnage.

Michael Bay is known for his over the top explosive action, intense visuals and tongue in cheek one liners. So it is quite surprising to see praise thrown on his film for having an ‘emotional’ element to it. Michael Bay has delivered with this latest instalment of Transformers the expected action and intensity according to Capone at AICN who reviewed it but it also offers a script that will apparently resonate and connect with us as an audience.

At a preview screening, Michael Bay told journalists that he was not keen to make the third film in 3D. But he did. Bay comments it: “The studio did not force me to do anything.But Jeffrey Katzenberg and Jim Cameron were calling me all the time, saying, ‘You’ve just gotta do 3D’. It was scary, especially because I prefer to do real-world stuff.”

So Transformers 3 is in 3D, but Megan Fox has left the series. She gave her adolescent fanboys almost as many cheap thrills as the Decepticons did, but who is her replacement? The replacement is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who was working as a model in England. Bay commented: “I’ve shot plenty of the Victoria’s Secret stuff, they’ve been good clients of mine for years. Rosie was modelling for them and she looked spunky. She also has a smart head on her shoulders.”

The process of search of Megan Fox replacement went tough. Bay said: “We had been auditioning all around the world and we saw 500 women but I could not find what I was looking for. Then I asked her if she had ever been interested in acting. She said ‘yeah’, and I said: ‘This might sound a little crazy, it doesn’t really happen much, but would you be interested in being in this movie?’

“At first she was going to turn it down, but she went to the audition. From that casting session,” said Bay, “the casting director came back with 20 good actresses, but there was something brand-new and fresh about Hayley, and if she impressed us, she would impress the audience too.We showed Steven Spielberg her audition tape and everyone was intrigued. Then we brought her on set with LaBeouf and we shot with her for six hours. LaBeouf liked her and we thought she did a good job.”

“Total Film” review of Transformers Dark of the Moon has been just released and its one of those reviews it is desirable to read and think about to decide the film verdict.  In the review you will see what they have to say about the movie, the story, the action and of cource how good or bad the idea of replacing Megan Fox with a Victoria Secret model with absence of acting experience.

Total Film writes that the movie took an incredibly long time for the characters both flesh and metal to actually reveal which side they were on. The film is long and drawn out and takes a long period of time to get to the meat and potatoes of the film with a heavy emphasis on character development which can be good or bad depending on whether you can stick with the movie.

Like in the AICN review in the “Total Film” review they also say that the final hour of the movie is a complete blood bath as Chicago is ripped stem from stern and completely and utterly destroyed. They say the film features four climatic showdowns in the final hour of the film. They also had some choice words about Megan Fox’s replacement Rosie Huntington Whiteley.

They write that her acting is awful! They say that Rosie is so bad that Shia who isn’t the greatest actor to begin with suffers as well. To sum up, “Total Film” review notes that the movie is extremely long and works its way to a money shot action sequence that features an hour of insane robot induced destruction.[via Times Live, Total Film and Movies Online]

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