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#1 Jul 03 2011 at 6:02 PM Rating: Good
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Well, since no one else will make this thread, I suppose I will.

I went in with low expectations and was mildly surprised. The story is actually a half decent conspiracy between humans and the Deceptacons that goes back to the fifties. It rewrites the events of the space race and comes up with an explanation of why nobody has gone back to the moon since the seventies. At one point a key character switches sides, I saw it coming a mile away. The ultimate goal of the Deceptacons is a bit silly though. When I realized that the gravitational pull alone would have torn the planet to pieces, killing everyone, including them, it took me out of the movie for a bit. Anyway, it's not art, but it's more than I expected given how thin the story of the last movie was. Sadly, about halfway through they drop all pretense of storyline and just fight for the rest of the movie.

The special effects are well done, if there's one thing Michael Bay is good at it's blowing stuff up real good. The acting is about what you'd expect, no awards will be given, but it got the job done. The Megan Fox replacement is suitably hot, and doesn't manage to ruin the movie too much.

For anyone thinking of taking your kids, I will say that this movie must have just barely managed to avoid an R rating. There's a fair amount of profanity, and it's much more violent than I expected. Seeing people literally blown to pieces on the street isn't something you expect out of a PG-13 movie.

Overall, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, but they could have made it much better than they did if they had stuck to the storyline instead of devolving into little more than a CGI fest at the end. Not that expected them to, but it would have been nice.

Edited, Jul 3rd 2011 8:04pm by Turin
#2 Jul 03 2011 at 6:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'll admit that the only reason I have any interest in seeing this is because it was shot in Chicago and I want to see what I can pick out of the scenery.
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#3 Jul 03 2011 at 6:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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#4 Jul 03 2011 at 6:19 PM Rating: Default
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Jophiel wrote:
I'll admit that the only reason I have any interest in seeing this is because it was shot in Chicago and I want to see what I can pick out of the scenery.



I wanna see it for the big Robots! :)
#5 Jul 03 2011 at 7:13 PM Rating: Good
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They took out the racist twins, so that's a plus in Bay's favor.
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#6 Jul 03 2011 at 9:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Would it really be a bad thing if we kept Michael Bay from ever touching another movie script, camera, or director's chair again?
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#7 Jul 04 2011 at 8:21 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
I'll admit that the only reason I have any interest in seeing this is because it was shot in Chicago and I want to see what I can pick out of the scenery.
Smiley: lol That's basically why I watched the show Brotherhood, which was filmed in Providence.

Edited, Jul 4th 2011 10:23am by Spoonless
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#8 Jul 04 2011 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
I enjoyed it. Was a long movie, and part of me did start to get bored towards the end. And the way it ends...everyone was killed (Decepticon side). Who else is there for another movie?
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#9 Jul 04 2011 at 11:38 AM Rating: Good
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I enjoyed it. Was a long movie, and part of me did start to get bored towards the end. And the way it ends...everyone was killed (Decepticon side). Who else is there for another movie?


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#10 Jul 04 2011 at 12:11 PM Rating: Good
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Unicron, the Quintessons, and their minions.
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#11 Jul 04 2011 at 12:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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if the decepticons are all dead in the end, where did they dispose of the remains? Specifically, did they set them drifting in space? If so, maybe they are setting up for a Unicrom.
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#12 Jul 04 2011 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
I enjoyed it. Was a long movie, and part of me did start to get bored towards the end. And the way it ends...everyone was killed (Decepticon side). Who else is there for another movie?


They didn't kill everyone, just the leaders. There are still a couple hundred of them spread all over the world. Not that it matters, this is the third time they've killed Megatron in the movies, it's not like being dead is going to stop him from hatching some evil scheme.
#13 Jul 04 2011 at 8:42 PM Rating: Good
I didn't know there was more/others that could be in the story. I was never big into Transformers (had a few toys) . . . Beast Wars now, that was good stuff (and awesome toys).

Today on the Hubu channel (direct TV I guess?) they had a transformer marathon with the old Generation 1 cartoon and Transformer Prime. Prime is a nicely done looking CGI. Bummer I don't get the channel (watched it over at family's house).
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#14 Jul 05 2011 at 3:32 PM Rating: Good
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Do you mean the HUB? http://www.hubworld.com/ (It's on Cable too).

Hasbro's TV channel, I've seen a few things on it.
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#15 Jul 05 2011 at 5:47 PM Rating: Good
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Do you mean the HUB? http://www.hubworld.com/ (It's on Cable too).

Hasbro's TV channel, I've seen a few things on it.


yea HUB XD
I so want the channel, guess i need to see how much more the cable bill would go up to get the next package.
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#16 Jul 05 2011 at 6:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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Beast Wars now, that was good stuff (and awesome toys).
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#17 Jul 12 2011 at 9:16 AM Rating: Good
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I went and saw this yesterday while the power was out to escape the heat.

I did enjoy this one more than the second one. I did like that there was a half decent story behind it. I also wanted to see it for the shots of Chicago. I think some of the shots of her apartment which was supposed to be in D.C. was actually in Chicago, but I'm not totally sure.

As for the chick she was pretty hot. I couldn't stop staring at her **** and her lips.
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