Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation
Running Time:  157 min.
Release Date: June 29, 2011
DVD: September 30, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 4.48
based on 3038 votes and 270 reviews
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Cast: Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand


In 1961, a Cybertronian spacecraft called “The Ark,” carrying a secret weapon to help end the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons, crashed on the dark side of the Moon. Apollo 11 was sent on a secret mission to recover the contents of the ship but no weapons were found.

Sam Witwicky (Shia Labeouf), now graduated from college and looking for a job, gets a visit from his parents while staying with his new girlfriend Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), whom he met while receiving a medal of honor from President Obama. Carly works for a rich car enthusiast named Dylan Gould (Patrick Dempsey).

Megatron has come out hiding, and wants the contents of The Ark for his own uses. A new villain, Shockwave, has come to earth with his giant drilling machine to assist in the takeover of Earth by the Decepticons. Hearing about the spacecraft on the moon, both sides become embroiled in a Space Race to recover the contents of The Ark. In a nod to the generation 1 episode “The Ultimate Doom,” Megatron’s plan involves taking over Chicago to deploy the weapon and rid the world of the Autobots once and for all while reviving their home planet of Cybertron.

Director: Michael Bay
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Screenplay: Ehren Kruger
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  • 2 stars "While the movie is better thanthe first 2 in teh trilogy, this still has to be the worst movie franchise of all time."
  • 2 stars "while better than part 2, it was still bad and way, way too long."