Friday, July 1, 2011

Transformers 3 Review

Watched Transformers 3 on the first night of screening. 12:30 a.m show at 1Utama with Ian. The last Transformers movie, Revenge of the Fallen was kinda horrible compared to this one.

In Transformers 2 ; Revenge of The Fallen, you have
1: Annoying supporting characters
2: Annoying twin Autobots that represents a typical African American. The ones with the ghetto/street talk
3: Ridiculous plot
4: A Decepticon with balls, no joke though.

And yeah, there were more explosions and slow mo scenes of Megan Fox in it, but more than what the first Transformers movie doesn't mean its gonna be better. But then again, I wanna thank Nuffnang for sending me and Kent for the premiere at The Curve Cineleisure =D

So I went into the cinema, expecting Michael Bay to get his shit together with Steven Speilberg and try not to screw up the franchise and end it in a flop.

So the movie started with the whole Apollo mission actually being a mission to retrieve some Autobot energy that Sentinel Prime and The Ark had crashed on the moon. And right after the opening title, we are introduced to Sam's new girlfriend, Carly, played by Victoria Secret hottie Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

For a Megan Fox replacement, this was a good choice =D

So Carly is Sam's new girlfriend, or boy toy to her. She works for this ultra-rich businessman who collects classic American cars for a living (Played by Patrick Dempsey)

I'd be honest with you, the plot of the movie wasn't memorable to me but to die hard Transformers fan, they might have remembered all of it. I'll try to remember what I know about the movie. While Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots are busy destroying Libya and dealing shit in Chernobyl, Sam Witwicky is busy trying to get a job and not being unappreciated at the same time. You see, people around him tend to forget that he saved the world twice from alien robots and they just want him to be as normal as they are.

So I guess getting a medal from President Obama ain't awesome enough. And so one day Optimus Prime discovered that us humans know more about the whole Apollo discovery and hadn't told him about it. Optimus gets mad, and then off to the Moon to bring Sentinel back home. Optimus revives him with the Matrix (from the 2nd movie) and once again they prepare to face the Decepticons.

Megatron, damaged from the 2nd movie and seeking refuge at some safari, along with his pussy-servant Starscream soon got to know that the Energons that they wanted to bring Cybertron closer to Earth and build a bridge to connect the 2 planets and enlave humanity and be Gods again =D And so, the baddies again invade Washington to go against the Autobots.

This time, Michael Bay actually noted what went wrong in the 2nd movie. In Revenge of The Fallen, the fighting scene between the Autobots and Decepticons were hard to differentiate which is which. It was too messy, not smooth also. The director also decided that annoying stereotype characters are OUT for good. Well, except that RC former Decepticon turned Autobot robot (the one that humped on Megan Fox's leg) and some old small Autobot, these 2 secondary bots are actually fun to watch and they are a hell lot better than the ghetto twins in the 2nd movie.

This time around, there are more robot battle scenes, more smooth transformations of the Autobots and Decepticons to their alternate vehicle mode. The lead female isn't as useless as Mikaela. Rosie's Carly delivered one of the best lines in the film, against Megatron. It was worth part of the RM 18 I paid to watch in 3D. And compared to Megan Fox, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can act for a first timer.

And watching this movie in 3D was the best decision, a hell lot better than watching Pirates of the Carribean 4 in 3D.

Overall, I do enjoy this what could be the final of the Transformers movie. I read a rumor like a few days ago that Steven Speilberg might direct the 4th one. A 4 out of 5 stars for me =)


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