Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro Movie Review

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

To the Moon Witwicky

Things are still rumbling on between the Autobots and Decepticons and when they both learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon they get involved in a race to reach it. That means for Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) he finds himself once again drawn in to the conflict as does his new English girlfriend Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley).

Well we have comically snarky officials, Sam having romantic troubles again, Autobots and Decepticons going at it, lost of famous faces turning in comedic roles in pretty, danger, double crosses, inter being tension and ... lots and lots of big special effects. Pretty much everything you expect from a Michael Bay Transformer movie, about the only thing missing is Megan Fox but she's been replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley giving it plenty of hot English totty which is how her character has been written.

Now usually I tend to put down these movies which seem to have been made for an audience with attention issues and will probably end up with hearing issues after the bombardment of dial set to 11 sound effects which feature in these sorts of movies. But truth be told as a piece of Friday night beer & pizza entertainment it works. The comedy and action is frequent, the plot whilst long winded is easy to follow and the effects are bigger than ever. Simply this is a piece of entertainment where you disengage your brain and just enjoy the non stop ride.

What this all boils down to is that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is popcorn entertainment, big action for a big bowl of popcorn and whilst this sort of thing doesn't blow me away like it once did it works surprisingly well if you are in the mood for visual nonsense.