So, those of you quick enough to grasp the stunningly obvious, the DVD I received was of Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon. Was it worth watching then. Let's find out.
What's it about?
Back in 1961, an escaped damaged Autobot ship, piloted by Setinel Prime, manages to flee Cybertron and crashes into the Moon. Years later, the NASA, following President Kenndy's directive, sends Apollo 11 to search the stricken ship, and find what eventually turns out to be five pillars.
The Autobots, having learned of the Ark (the ship that crashed on the moon), visit it and retrieve Sentinel Prime, together with the five pillars and return to Earth.
Having learnt that the Decepticons got to the Ark well before the Autobots, and deliberately left both Sentinel and the pillars behind, he searches out Optimus Prime to warn him of the deceit.
However, for me, there was something 'missing'. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed it, and the special effects with all the Autobots/Decepticon fighting scenes was extremely good but, maybe as it was the third film in the series, it just didn't get me as emotionally involved as the two previous ones did.
And no, that wasn't because of the absence of Megan Fox due to comparing the director's work ethics, Michael Bay, to that of Hitler. Yes, she was pretty, and she acted better than the current 'love interest' , but no, she wasn't missed. And speaking of which, Rosie Huntington-Whitely just didn't bring anything to the film at all, not that she really had a chance to, script wise, but I really can't see her appearing in the next film, or the need to in all fairness.
Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel and John Turturro all slide easily back into their respective roles and Leonard Nimoy joins the voice acting as Sentinel Prime, with the script writers unable to resist sneaking in a line from Star Trek, which all Trekers will catch straight away.
Worth Buying or Renting?
Well, rental definitely. As for buying?? If you're a fan of the Transformers films, or buying for the kids, then obviously yes, but otherwise, no.
There's nothing wrong, per se, with the film, but in my opinion the series has reached it's peak, and whilst Hollywood will no doubt continue with this cash cow, I fear that the standard will begin to slide, and maybe it's time for the lead actors to jump ship.
Marks out of 10
Hmmmm, definitely a 6, and maybe yes, edges to a 7 but no more. A good film but leaves me wishing there was something more to it.
Thought for the Day
Why are a wise man and wise guy opposites?