Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon is epic, but it's not without blind spots.
First, the movie clocks in at two and a half hours, and that doesn't take into account the time sink known as the middle act, where we are taken to a semi-confusing turn with conspiracy theories and intrigue. The preamble that tried to put historical flavor into film is just long.
Second, two (or three?) words: Rosie Huntington-Whitely. She makes Megan Fox look like a genius for leaving the film franchise. Shia LaBeouf is still OK as Sam Witwicky, but it's his sexy leading lady that pulls down the film's acting quotient.
Don't get me wrong: the film is a great popcorn flick with the requisite visual candy and Michael Bay action scenes. But after the a promising first film, and a disappointing sequel, I was expecting a huge jump. What I saw was a bunny hop.
If this is the last film in the trilogy, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a good punctuation mark that has the best and the worst of the franchise.
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