So yesterday I decided I had nothing better to do after work, and went to watch the third, (and hopefully) the final installment of Transformer’s trilogy. Michael Bay who is known for his explosive, over the top action sequences, once again directed the final movie. The first movie was truly one of a kind movie, with spectacular CGI and imaginative ‘transformation’ sequences of the Autobots and Deceptacons. Still clueless about Transformers? Refer to this website for more info.
As always, something this intense and filled with CGI had to be seen in UltraAVX for obvious reasons. The movie was a midnight show, so there were no previews and the movie started immediately. If you plan to watch the movie stop reading this now.
We are given a very quick history lesson on Cybertron’s war and a mysterious ship landing on the ‘Dark’ side of the moon forcing NASA to send Apollo 11 to inspect the crash. Historical footage is tied in to make this seem even more believable. And then the movie jumps back to the present with our hero, Shia being woken up by Megan Fox’s replacement Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Obviously she is present in the movie for eye-candy, and that’s as far as the role goes. Autobots are introduced, with some new one’s – including a Ferrari 458 California with a Mexican accent. Don’t ask why a Ferrari has that accent. A new GM supercar is also introduced. Possibly a Camaro prototype. The same battles are shown again, but now a story is introduced – explaining that an Autobot, called Sentinel Prime was aboard the wreckage on board the ship that crashed in the 60’s on the Moon, and was considered to have the technology on board to recreate Cybertron at the cost of the lives of the human race. Suddenly, we are shown that Rosie’s boss has been with the Deceptacons since beginning of time, and that was the entire plan all along – and obviously the All Spark from the 1st movie, or the Energon source in Pyramids from the 2nd movie were completely useless. The movie is filled with clichés at EVERY point it got freakishly annoying.
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But, there’s action right? It’s a Michael Bay film – and yes, there’s action. Infact, the CGI has improved so much since the 1st one, Bay went overkill on the action and CGI to a point where you have to pick a point and focus on because there’s way too much going on.
I had to take a step back and realize that Bay cannot make movies with ‘real’ storylines, and had to focus on the CGI only but even that was over the top at times. To be honest, I could go into details on the highway destruction, or the downtown Chicago destruction sequences but if you’ve seen the other two movies, nothing in this movie will surprise you. Certain sequences will even baffle you – for example in the final battle Optimus has a trailer attached to him (which carries his flight equipment) and loses it in five seconds into the battle and says ‘I have to get my trailer back’. And once he has it back FIVE minutes later he get’s entangled in cords by a massive crane and needs other Autobot’s to get out. WTF man?
I’m not even talking about how the second movie clearly mentioned Optimus was the last prime, but the third one completely ignores that fact and introduces a new Prime called Sentinel Prime.
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I was disappointed in the movie – but I also realized the movie was still MUCH better than the POS I saw last week – Green Lantern.
My advice – don’t do UltraAVX for this movie, if you really want to see it, and hopefully you’ve NOT seen the first and second one. If you haven’t, you will definitely enjoy the CGI-porn Michael Bay is known for.