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zcbz| Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Director: Michael Bay
Screenplay: Ehren Kruger
Producer: Allegra Clegg, Brian Goldner, Don Murphy, Ian Bryce, Kenny Bates, Linda Pianigiani
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro

Running Time: 157
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: AC-3
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Studio:  Paramount DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Sep 2011 Discs:  2 (Cloud) [$44.99]
Reviews:  I know I'm saying a lot by summarizing it this way, but I can't help but feel right in doing so. Before I review all aspects of the film, I'll talk about the story.

The story is being reviewed as convoluted, choppy and all over the place. And I can admit it can seem so for some audiences, but I think the film is directed for a target audience. I'd say Star Trek Trekkers! If you're a hard core Trekker, than this might be the best film ever created. It sounds bold, but I seriously feel that this is the case. I might sound corny for saying so, but I acknowledge that. And this is why I believe it is the most important film of all time.

In Transformers, and Transformers 2, we saw some simple good vs. evil battles, great action, and funny scenes. In Transformers 3 Dark of The Moon, we get a whole lot more. More in plot, and a much more subliminal tale that blends fiction with historical account. If you believe in The Secret Space Program, E.T. controlled governments, and UFO's, or plain and simple; aliens amongst us, than this film is the nutshell. I believe that Transformers 3 and it's plot is basically centered around conspiracy theories that have been running since the 50's. This is E.T. disclosure in fiction form, You will see simulated stock footage of John F. Kennedy discussing UFO's. Only to see real stock footage right after wards. You will see astronaut Neil Armstrong in a cameo appearance, only to see a scene of him taking an oath not to discuss his knowledge of aliens on the moon and on Earth. Why would Neil Armstrong agree to the role if he didn't agree with all of this?! It's absolutely perplexing to me.

The movie was darker than the previous 2. Less comedy, but thought Shia Lebouf was the best in this 3rd installment. He was very good, and as funny as ever. But yes, the movie lacks emotion as most critics say, but It doesn't matter, it's a plot driven film, not a character film. The CGI is the best I've ever seen, simple as that. It surpasses Avatar's CGI by far, I was absolutely mesmerized by the CGI in this film, and the previous 2 Transformers films do not compare to this one. Even the fight scenes were well choreographed, where as in the past 2 films, they seemed blurry and rushed.

This is Micheal Bay's best film. It's his masterpiece, without any doubt! I just wish the film was rated R, like I said in my review in the other Transformers film that you can find on here. I think a more serious tone would have made this less campy and just better.

In the end, there is an all to powerful message. All the evil in this world is due to a spiritually evil Extraterrestrial intelligence that intervened with our technological progression. And there is also a good kind of E.T.'s keeping us safe. Whether through their messengers, or not.

Star Trek fans, be advised, there are many homages here to Spock in this film, some of his most famous lines are used, and after all, he is voicing Sentinel Prime, so why not! 9/10 I'd give it a round 10 if it wasn't for the lack of emotion, and lack of care for the characters. But like I said, it's the plot that is good, not so much a character driven film.

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