Abigail and Dolley readers my guys and I got a sneak peak at the movie Transformers 3 - The Dark Side of the Moon last night. In a nut shell, save your money. That is unless you like brainless action with improbable story lines. The movie felt very much like Independence Day, started out promising and ended up being hookey and campy. Another comparison is Spiderman 3, all special effects and no real story. Like the Spiderman trilogy, the Transformers trilogy slides with each installment. I will say, at least in Spiderman they kept the same girlfriend. Meghan Fox might be a pain in the neck, but she would have at least added some continuity to the story.
There are so many plot holes in the film it is hard to know where to begin. The absolutely unrealistic relationship between Sam and his new girlfriend, Rosey is one of the most glaring. They have no chemistry, she is far out of his league, and the viewer is left wondering exactly how these two are together. In the end, we really don't even care. Where was John Voit? He was awesome as the Secretary of Defense in the previous films. Instead, he is replaced by Francis McDermont who plays a complete caricature of a woman in power. The viewer is intrigued with the addition of the very talented John Malcovich, but alas I am not even sure what he was doing in the story. He dropped in, hinted that he was going to be awesome, and then disappeared.
There are two distinct parts to the film, the story and then the action. The producers abandoned any type of engaging story to simply spoon feed drivel. They then put whipped cream on the turd in the form of loud and long spectacular action sequences and expect the adoring public to dig in. It was special effects overload and frankly it got boring. My advise to Hollywood, spend a little more time and money on the story after all if you seen one Transformer go from a car to a robot, you've seen them all.
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