The previous two Transformers movies were fun but had a much lighter tone compared to the new movie, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” The movie got onto a very rocky start when Megan Fox withdrew from her role and was replaced by lingerie model, Rosie Huntington. Nevertheless the final product turned out to be pretty good. I went in without many expectations. I expected to be entertained, to laugh and to see big robots blow stuff up and luckily I got all of that and something a little unexpected, drama.
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” was by far the darkest compared to the previous two movies therefore making the title all the more appropriate. In this movie, the story explored the dark side of humanity by delving into humans and their desperate need for survival so much so that some of them join forces with the Decepticons. I found myself compelled by the story and the action. I was kind of shock when I discovered all the hordes of humans siding with the Decepticons.
There was a lot of mature themes as well such as betrayal, war, and death. I found the amount of killing and death in the movie to be more than what I expected. I know “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is not just geared toward kids but robot death, even though they are machines, is still death. Many key characters died in the movie. I won’t spoil it by revealing all the characters that took their final dirt nap.
Most surprising of all about this movie is that Rosie Huntington’s character was not as much of a disaster that I thought she’d be. She did a decent job playing a privileged girl from a military family. She also wasn’t just eye candy though she didn’t have that many speaking lines. She helped out the other heroes and showed that she can be fierce when push came to shove. Was she the best looking actress that could’ve been picked? No, but I think she was decent.
Overall, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is a fun movie that many will enjoy if you want to just engage in action and some laughs. It was entertaining all around. You won’t be wasting your money.