I love Transformers, many of you will know that already. So when Dark of the Moon was realised this week, I couldn’t wait to go and see it. As Wednesday rolled around, I was in line for tickets of the first showing of the day and forked out for premier seats as well. Sat myself in one comfy cinema seat, food at the ready and 3D glasses on.
I confess I was slightly anxious, I do love Transformers but Revenge of the Fallen did lack a little something for me, which I could never put my finger on.
However Dark of the Moon didn’t let me down at all.
The story line is fantastic – it stretches back into history shining new light on some big events, returning to present day for the full impact of said events to unfold. The Autobots have been enlisted to serve the government along side missions of their own to keep man safe. Man and Autobots are now great allies. Unfortunately the Decepticons have also found new allies who they rule with fear and agreements.
You’ll find Sam – no longer a boy, no longer a hero and struggling to find a job. Sure he has a hot girlfriend but all Sam wants to do is matter again. A string of office job interviews could never be in the realm of normal for Sam now could it?
As Sam and the Autobots find their way together after many twists in the story line – you’ll see that famous and undeniable bond between man and intelligent robotic life form come to life again.
There’s some very tragic moments in the film – I confess, I actually cried but also some awesome ones too. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions for this th3rd in the trilogy but it never falls short on the action. Either.
I’ve never been bowled over by 3D, I would have prefer to see this in IMAX 3D (which is MUCH better) but alas I settled for normal cinema 3D for now. Having seen 3D movies before – I’ve not seen one that really benefited from being shot and viewed in 3D (hey the small 3D advert before the films are usually the most 3D thing you see right?). However I must confess that Dark of the Moon did really benefit from being shot in 3D, those action/fight scenes are really quite stunning in 3D. (Conclusion: Real Life Action and CGI works much better in 3D than animation).
There is a lot of information to take in during the 2 and a half hour film, and you may have to watch it twice to “get” it all but it certainly won’t ruin the movie for you.
Better than Revenge of the Fallen, on par with the first of the trilogy. Definitely go see it.
Have you seen Dark of the Moon? What did you think?
If not, what was the last movie you saw? Would you recommend it?