Bonnie Says: Ignore The Critics: 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Is Totally Entertaining!

Tue, June 28, 2011 12:27pm EDT by 2 Comments

I could care less about fighting transformers and special effects, but even I was surprised by how engaging energy bunny Shia LaBeouf was along with unexpected co-stars Frances McDormand and John Turturro.

Whether you’ve seen the first two Transformer movies by director Michael Bay or not, it’s not hard to get pulled into the unbelievable — but who cares — action of this third flick in the series.

Star Shia, as the impatient Sam Witwicky, is understandably frustrated that after saving the world twice, he still can’t get a job after graduating from college. It’s a predicament a whole lot of young people can identify with!

But even worse for Sam than his lack of employment is that fact he’s driving a jalopy, instead of his slick, fast yellow Transformer car,’ Bumblebee’, which has now become the hands-off property of the U.S. federal government.

On top of that, his interfering wise-cracking retired parents show up on his doorstep to nag him about his lack of employment and his problems with his gorgeous, apparently wealthy girlfriend, Carly, played by the leggy Megan Fox replacement, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

But no sooner does Sam finally land a job, working for an OCD-ish John Malkovich — who looks like he’s having a fabulous fun time being nasty, than he finds himself stuck in the middle of a new intergalatic battle between the honorable Autobots and the evil Cybertrons, and this time, the entire world is at risk.

While Josh Duhamel is so low key as some high level Navy Seal- type military leader you barely know he’s there, Frances McDormand is riveting as a hard-nosed, Hermes bag-carrying National Security Chief called Mearing,  who’s supposed to be tougher than ANY man.

Patrick Dempsey oozes slick as Carly’s ultra rich boss, and John Turturro and his sidekick Alan Tudyk as a computer genius/ trigger-happy body guard, all add humor and humanity to the unbelievable plot and proceedings.

Listen, the point isn’t for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, to actually be potentially believable science fiction and it isn’t. But it does have a very clever premise based on facts about the U.S/ Soviet race to the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin‘s infamous first walk and 21 minutes of non-communication between the Apollo 11 astronauts and NASA, while they performed their little moon walk. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin even shows up for a guest appearance. As for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? She is annoying decoration but it’s not at all her fault. Her character is so blatantly written as an almost helpless damsel-in-distress who serves as a key motivator for Sam’s heroics, it’s truly cartoony. As such, she doesn’t do much except walk around in teeny weeny miniskirts and scream in fear at the appropriate times. Annoying Michael Bay, annoying.

Despite Rosie and the predictable plot, and the almost three-hour length, the film has a whole lot more going for it than some of the humorless action films we’ve been subjected to this summer. You won’t be bored and you may even have a summer crush on Shia… if you don’t already have one on Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth.

So get your 3D glasses on again and have fun!

— Bonnie Fuller

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Jezoebel

Posted at 4:32 PM on June 28, 2011  

Bonnie, have you actually sat through a Transformers movie? It’s entertaining…if you’re a fourteen year old with absolutely no taste in movies.

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AMH

Posted at 1:09 PM on June 28, 2011  

It was Chris hemsworth in Thor…not Liam….

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