Sam Witwiki (Shia LeBouf) is back to fight giant transforming alien robots for the third time. For the most part though, this time the story made sense. Revenge of the Fallen was a mess of a movie, but Dark of the Moon seems to flow a lot smoother.
Nutshell plot: Sam is now in the working world when his office building is attacked by a Decepticon. This leads him back to the Transformers where he gets caught up in a plot to bring their home-world of Cybertron to earth. Simple right?
What do you do when your smokin’-hot girlfriend dumps you for no apparent reason? Go down to the super-model-girlfriend store and pick up another one. Apparently that’s what happened when Megan Fox was fired from this film. She was replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I’m sure Sam can suffer through this new one too…
The first half of the movie cleverly interweaves the Apollo 11 space flight with a secret government mission to find a crashed spaceship on the dark side of the moon. All of the Transformers movies have done a good job tying in world history with their new stories. From Hoover Dam in the first, to the pyramids in the second, and the moon landing in the third.
The second half of the film is an hour long fight scene throughout Chicago. We follow the various Autobots and the small team of humans as they try to reclaim the city from the Decepticons. This really goes on for a looooooong time!
Overall though, I do enjoy this one. It starts kind of slow. Sam’s parents don’t seem to have a purpose in the story. And the final battle could have been cut in half. But I did enjoy Dark of the Moon.
Which is your favorite of the Shia LeBeouf Transformers? Comment me!