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Move over Michael,
This review is from: Transformers: Dark of the Moon [DVD] (DVD)
Being an 80's baby I grew up loving Transformers and it remains my fondest childhood memory. I liked the first film. The second wasn't great and this one is a little better but not much.
Reading other reviews people complain about the script, acting and plot. None of these worry me much because I didn't go in to expecting LeBeouf to turn out an Oscar winning performance. My gripe is the fact that too much emphasis is given to the human characters and the robots are pretty much neglected. I never used to watch Transformers as a kid to see Sam, I didn't have a Sam action figure, did one even exist? Consequently Megatron hardly does anything, neither does Starscreeam. These are great characters who could be utalised a lot better. It was nice however to see laserbeak and more of Soundwave and Shockwave was great.
As for the Autobots, Prime stars as you'd expect and Bumblebee does to an extent but Ratchet and Ironhide may as well of not been in it. All to often you have generic grey robots which is an incredible waste when you consider the width and diversty to exploit in the Transformers Universe. Imagine how amazing it would have been to have Trypticon destroying Chicago. Why not add Thundercracker and Skywarp to Starscream? Why wasn't Hotrod or Ultramagnus added?
aside from sounding like a Transformers geek the action in the film iisn't mind blowing. Its 2 and half hours long and their isn't nearly enough action to keep the running time entertaining. The last hour is billed as action packed fight off but it stagnates constantly and the Prime/Megatron fight is woeful.
Everything being said I gave it 3 stars because its worth a watch once but I won't be in a hurry to see it again for many years. I read that Michael Bay won't make any more which is a good thing as it's getting a little stale now, it's be nice to see a true fan of the franchise have a go.
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Initial post: 27 Oct 2011 23:07:40 BDT
L. Sinclair says:
There is a Sam action figure now...Transformers Dark of the Moon Mechtech Human Alliance Action Figure - Sam Witwicky and Bumblebee
Poor kids of today.
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