Let’s start off with this is a huge step up from the second film. A giant leap in fact! It is hard to wrap my mind around how amazing the film is because my mind was blown from the Mission Impossible preview they showed before the movie even started. Let’s just say, it is time to get excited about movies again! In the essence of keeping the element of surprise for those who have not seen the movie here is an overview.
The movie starts off by showing a little history. When the U.S. landed on the moon, there was apparently some footage we didn’t see. The part where Buzz and Armstrong found an autobot ship. Jump forward to present time and we find our hero, Sam (Labeouf), has a new live in girlfriend Carly ( Huntington- Whiteley). Well, she is the breadwinner in the relationship because poor Sam is finding it hard to go from hero to everyday guy. To make things even better his parents come in with their RV to visit. They take him on all of his job interviews where he finally gets a mail boy position under Bruce Brazos (Malkovich).
Meanwhile, the autobots and Lennox (Duhmael) are working to keep the planet safe and humans safe from other humans. One mission lead to Optimus (Cullen) finding out that humans have been keeping a secret. We meet a new character, Mearing, played by Frances McDormand. She is no ma’am! She wants to control the program and that is something that Optimus is not sure about especially his human allies kept the fact that technology from the Cybertron sapcecraft had been found and was on earth. Some of the autobots go back to the moon to see what they can find in the wreckage. They found their leader during the war, Sentinel Prime (Nimoy) and five pillars. The pillars were part of a technology that only Sentinel could operate. This technology could have saved Cybertron.
Sam seems to have a hard time accepting Carly’s boss, Dylan ( Dempsey) who has money, power and good looks. Dylan even gave Carly a $200,000 car! Back at Sam’s office he has a close encounter in the bathroom with Jerry Wang (Jeong). The next thing he knows Wang is dead. This causes some suspicion and leads Sam to his old friends. Why are decepticons killing humans? It leads to a chase that shows that they were using humans and then killing them.
There is a horrible double cross that was out of nowhere. The climatic part of the film is in Chicago. It was a hostile takeover and humans were to be the slaves to rebuild Cybertron on Earth.
Elizabeth’s Thoughts: Go see this movie! I am back in love with Shia on this film. He was hilarious. I only ask that Sam get some fight training in. You would think after two films he would know how to throw a punch but this is not the case. Shout out to Rosie Huntingotn- Whiteley, I didn’t even miss whoever played the hot chick in the first two films. My only gripe was in the beginning when the actors who were playing key people in the past didn’t look like the real footage and the President Obama double who looked nothing like the president. Come on, I have seen better Obama doubles walking around that could have done a good job. I give this film 5/5 Autobots!
Sunshine’s Thoughts: I loved this movie! I didn’t like the second one and honestly was thinking about not seeing this one, but I am so glad I did. I don’t know if dropping Megan Fox was what made the difference, but things certainly did improve. My only gripe was the same as Elizabeths, the actors portraying presidents were horrible copies and it was distracting. Luckily that was only a small part of the movie so it was easy to move on. Shia did an amazing job and seemed to be back to his old Whitwicky self. The effects were on spot, and watching Bumble Bee threaten to bitch slap a soldier will be the highlight of my summer movie season for a while to come. A definate must see, 5 of 5 Autobots!