My geek powers have increased exponentially with the absorption of the final film in the Transformers trilogy. Transformers: Dark of the Moon opened yesterday here in Jamaica and after fighting off a horde to get tickets I barely survived dual attacks by two female movie goers, one trying to lick her lips and charm her way to the front of the line and another who tried to poke me to death when she heard I was buying 10 tickets for me and my friends. As usual I’ll try to keep things as spoiler free as possible but was Transformers: Dark of the Moon worth it?
There is actually a story this time
My answer to that is a resounding yes. Of the three high profile summer movies I have watched so far it ranks between Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (low end) and X-Men First Class (Best of the summer so far) but blows away the two of them combined when it comes to action and explosive 3D goodness. The story is vastly improved over the previous Transformer films with a major plot twist that will have you screaming NOOOOO!
Product placement and lots of American flags
If I had any gripe it would be that I felt like I was being bombarded with product placement scenes, or maybe it’s because I have a trained eye but Lenovo, Apple iPad, Cisco, Nascar and the regular General Motors ads just to list a few made me wish my ticket was subsidized. There were some unnecessary scenes that were frustratingly out of place and with all the American flags on screen Mr Bay must be trying to pull on everyone’s heartstrings as Americans will be watching this film over the 4th of July weekend? No America hatred here but it was little too much. Watch the film, enjoy the conclusion of the trilogy and sound off on your thoughts via a comment below!
Excerpts from previous Transformer Movie posts on Jamaipanese.com
Transformers – Oh my gosh it didn’t suck
I must admit that I was one of the skeptics and I went into the movie expecting to poorly written watered down flick, I was so wrong because Transformers was a great movie with edge of your seat action, excellent voice acting that had my whispering â€œI live to serve you lord Megatronâ€ under my breath – Full Post
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
I didnâ€™t like the movie because it was filled with the wrong types of excesses. Too many comedians, too many unnecessary characters, too much focus on unimportant scenes and the movie was longer that it needed to be. There were a few amazing moments action like Optimus Primeâ€™s ass kicking scene in the forest and Jetfire is the probably the coolest transformer ever but the movie lacked cohesiveness and falls short of my expectations. – Full Post