Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)


Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


Michael Bay




Shia LaBeauf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Demsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Keiko Agena, Lester Speight, Josh Kelly, Alan Tudyk, Ken Jeong, Glenn Morshower, Buzz Aldrin, Bill O'Reilly, Elys Baskin, Andy Daly, Mindy Sterling


Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeauf) is yet again trying to start a new, normal life. Unfortunately, the Autobots and their human allies discover a lost piece of Cybertronian technology, and Sam discovers a conspiracy by the Decepticons who plot to use it for their own evil purposes.


Just because you don't believe it can happen, it doesn't mean it won't happen. That's what I like to tell myself after watching a movie like Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Because I thought the series hit the bottom with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen but Michael Bay just had to prove me wrong.

Everything is terrible in this one, starting from the script. It easily qualifies as one of the worst script ever. I mean, the story isn't just plain stupid but it's complicated as well. Because apparently, the writers weren't up to write a story that was both stupid and simple. They tried to do what Nolan did with Inception, and you don't do Inception unless you are a filmmaker/writer worth of being called so. Also, if you are trying to write a smart story, you should probably avoid all those plot holes that make it look like Swiss cheese.

The terrible writing also expands to the characters. From Autobots to humans, there has to be somehting like a million of characters, one more stupid than the other, one more meaningless than the other. Starting from Sam Witwicky's new girlfriend, "played" by a dreadfully Rosi Huntington-Whiteley whose presence is almost unbearable to Patrick Dempsey's pathetic human villain. Because Decepticons weren't enough, the film needed more villains. Not to mention the other pointless characters that completely wasted talented actors such as Frances McDormand and John Malkovich.

The dialogue doesn't get any better. It is simply pathetic. Just like the jokes, they are so not funny and fall flatter than a crêpe. Food aside, any attempt at humour is painful to watch.

What's even worse though is that Transformers: Dark of the Moon isn't even the stupid action-packed blockbuster I was getting used to with this franchise. The action is terrible as well. There are just too many explosions, too many scenes that try too hard to be special or memorable. And the special effects, well, they weren't that bad six years ago in a theater in 3D but now, on a small screen in 2D, there's really nothing great about them.


  1. Ma quanti ne hai visti? Ogni volta che passo da qui riesci a stupirmi :D

    1. Beh, l'obiettivo sarebbe quello di guardarne/recensirne uno al giorno.

  2. Oh, just you wait. This still isn't rock-bottom, if you can believe it.

    1. I know. I've seen the 4th when it hit theaters. And I'm afraid the 5th is going to be even worse. I'm going to see it anyway though because my brother loves these movies and he pays for me too if I go with him. Can't say no to a free movie.