Transformers: Dark of the Moon Directed by: Michael Bay Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel Rating: PG-13 Release Date: July 1, 2011
TRAILER SCORE: 5/10
Thoughts by TSR: Despite boasting a stunning cast (and I'm talking about appearance, not so much talent) Transformers: Dark of the Moon fails to intrigue me. Maybe it's the PTSD flashbacks from the second movie or maybe it's my aversion to that many explosions in under three minutes, but there's just not enough here to make me want to see it.
Call me old-fashioned but I'm a story kinda guy. I'm not surprised that a Michael Bay trailer is missing a distinguishable plot, but after all the promises I heard about this being better than the second one, once again, I've been proven a fool for believing them. When they do attempt to piece a story together, I find myself wishing for more action again because by far the most painful part of this trailer is the audio. You've got your generic, sweeping "epic" music to fill in all the bare spots, but when they try to work in dialogue? I find myself wishing I'd followed in the footsteps of Van Gogh and cut off an ear so I wouldn't have to hear this drivel.
Still, Transformers: Dark of the Moon does do one thing right. It looks pretty. The imagery is a little overwhelming at times, but the color and the detail to these larger than life figures is absolutely intoxicating. If I do ever get around to seeing this movie, you can bet I'll be renting the Blu ray and turning off the sound and just soaking in the awesome visuals.