They are more than meets the eye. They are robots in disguise. "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" is the 3rd and supposed "final" installment in Michael Bay's Transformers franchise.

The film starts off in the 1960's during the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. It shows actual footage from the Apollo 11 mission and a fictional representation of what happened on NASA's historic mission.

Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (who actually plays himself in the present time) discover a derelict Autobot spacecraft on the dark side of the moon. Then the film moves to the present time a couple years after the events of the not-so-good "Revenge Of The Fallen". Sam Witwicky, played again by Shia LaBeouf, is struggling to find a job but has a new, beautiful English girlfriend Carly, played by the stunning Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

The film has a new plethora of great actors from John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand, Alan Tudyk and even Ken Jeong (who is hilarious yet disturbing). The returning cast members include Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Kevin Dunn & Julie White as the Witwicky's, and the voices of Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving and Transformer newcomer Leonard Nimoy.

My reviews are meant to contain NO SPOILERS! Here are my pros and cons for "Dark Of The Moon":

This is a MAJOR improvement compared to the rushed feeling "Revenge Of The Fallen". The film's action sequences are the best of the trilogy. To be quite honest, I did not miss Megan Fox at all, and I have a new crush on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The film, at times, have the same character emotions from the first film which film 2 lacked. The visuals are top notch and the best of all 3 films, the action sequences are just as exciting as watching the first film for the first time. The way the Linkin Park song "Iridescent" is used is phenomenal!  The running time is around 2 and a half hours which makes it the longest of the three films and a major plus.

The only problems I have with the film is that there is a little too much humor in it. My second con is that my favorite Transformers (Autobots and Decepticons) are killed off in this movie which makes it seem like this will be the last film, unless the franchise is "rebooted". My 3rd and final problem is that there wasn't enough screen time with Sam's parents, I love those characters.

In closing, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is a great addition to the franchise and my second favorite Transformers movie. I left satisfied, which did not happen after I watched "Revenge Of The Fallen". It is a great summer film which I'm sure I will be seeing again in the next week.

4 and a half horns out of 5!


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