Title: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Year Of Release: 2011

Review Date: July 4, 2011

Rating: PG-13

Running time: 155 minutes

Box Office Gross: $391,125,000 (worldwide)

Site Rating: 0 out of 10 stars

"Transformers 3" A/K/A "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" is the third film in the Steven Spielberg/Michael Bay franchise, featuring the 1980s Hasbro robots. The $250,000,000 (sans marketing costs) reboot stars Shia LaBeouf and Victoria Secret model-turned-actress, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, who replaces Megan Fox. 

As many of you know by now, Fox was fired on Steven Spielberg's orders, for calling difficult director, Michael Bay, "Hitler." Spielberg and Bay are Jewish. It was a bad choice of words from a frustrated actress, who had been put through the ringer by the eccentric and sadistic director, who has a thing for her. It was confirmed last week, Fox and LaBeouf, had a sexual relationship for months, which no doubt has made possessive Bay jealous (Megan Fox Had Sex With Shia LaBeouf). 

"Transformers 3" was the worst in the trilogy. Ironically, the films have become worse with each sequel. "Transformers 3" was a soulless, slick film that was completely over the top. It was also quite unoriginal. Bay extensively stole from protected copyrights to make this monster that has no depth. The film was chaotic, confused, corny, cheesy, loud, obnoxious, messy and nauseating (literally - during the robot fight scenes).

It was also very violent, profane and quite lewd at times, with sexual jokes well above and beyond its PG-13 rating. The sad part is "Transformers" films are mostly seen by kids and teens. Yet, Bay opens the film with a low angle shot of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's half exposed butt in skimpy lingerie, wedged up the crack of her derrière.

She then  straddled LaBeouf, who is in bed. Next, they get into a sexually charged clinch in the bathroom, with a dose of robot voyeurism. Bay could have been more mindful of his audience and omitted said scenes. Anyone who'd brought kids to see this film, wanted to kick him in the teeth at this point.

Bay insisted the addition of, Frances McDormand and John Malkovich, would lend credibility to the overblown film, but it did not in any fashion. The writing was substandard, the jokes corny and vulgar and McDormand was overacting. It's "Transformers" not Shakespeare. It's not Oscar material (well, unless they take bribes).

An item of note: as a black person, I found the "slave and master" comments and references, which were gleefully inserted into the movie, patently and thoroughly offensive. It was not amusing.

Critics have bashed this film and with good reason. It simply isn't very good. It goes well beyond replacing Fox with a model, who seems uncomfortable and out of her element on film. Try as she may, she is not an actress and it shows in the film. But I digress, audiences don't seem very taken with this film either, as it has experienced a 24% decline in sales from its predecessor (as of 7/2/11) and with good reason. To put it poetically...the movie sucks. 


How 'Transformers 3' can be a hit and a miss at the same time

Posted: Monday, July 4, 2011 1:06 am | No Comments Posted - None dare call it a flop, because it's the biggest opening of the year, but the first-weekend grosses for "Transformers 3" are 24-percent lower than those for "Transformers 2"--at considerably higher, 3-D ticket prices.

This weekend, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" scooped up about $98 million in the U.S., compared to $128 million for the first weekend of "Transformers: Rise of the Fallen." And keep in mind that because this installment is in 3-D, many theaters are charging an extra three bucks per ticket...


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