Sunday, July 10, 2011
Last week premiers the third installation of the Transformers 3D: Dark of the Moon. I was wondering how the story would go now that Megan Fox was removed from the cast. It was almost 5PM and the line to the ticket booth is really long. When we got to the booth all the ticket for the 6PM screening was sold out so we had no choice but to get the late screening which only had a couple of seats available. The screening starts at 10:30PM so we had a lot of time to move around the mall and did some window shopping. My excitement to watch the movie in a big 3D screen boiled down.
It was almost a 5 hour wait and we were getting tired, I can’t even feel my feet. We decided to go home and had our dinner. We bought some ice cream but we never had a chance to savor it because we had to go back to the movie house. As usual, the line was really long and we were among the last people in the line. Finding our seats was no trouble, good thing the movie house have ushers to help us find it.
So here’s the summary of what I’ve seen. Well if there’s something I missed, I might have fallen asleep.
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The film opened with the war, in 1961, and "the Ark", a Cybertronian spacecraft carrying a device competent of ending the war between the Autobots and Decepticons, hurtled on the far side of the moon. Noticed by NASA from Earth, the president John F. Kennedy approved to send Apollo 11 to search it. And everything was kept in oblivion.
At the present day, Autobots worked hand in hand with the US military forces to prevent any divergence around the world. At a mission to Chernobyl, Optimus Prime found a fuel cell from the Ark. They were then attacked by Shockwave who successfully escaped. After they learned about the 1961 space mission, the Autobots travelled to the moon and explored the Ark. To their surprise they discover Sentinel Prime comatose, a former Autobot leader with his creation- The Pillars which can create a Space Bridge between two points and teleport. They went back to Earth and with the use of the Matrix of Leadership, Optimus revived Sentinel Prime.
On the other hand, Sam Witwicky is ill-fated to find a job and don’t even have the consent to see the Autobots. But he has a new girlfriend Carly Spencer which has a close relationship with her boss Dylan Gould. After he was offered a job, Sam was given information by a co-worker named Jerry Wang about the Ark and was later assassinated by Laserbeak, the condor-like Decepticon. Sam contacted Seymour Simmons and they found out that Megatron and the other Decepticons were murdering people that are connected to the American and Russian space missions to the Ark. To find out more about this movement, they both locate two Russian cosmonauts who reveal satellite photos of hundreds of Pillars on the moon. Sam apprehended that the Decipticons searched the Ark before the Autobots and purposely left Sentinel and five Pillars to entice the Autobots in a catch. The Autobots rush to return Sentinel to their base for safety but he deceived them and kills Ironhide, he then confesses that he made a deal with the Decepticons to ensure the survival of the Cybertronians.
Sentinel escaped and used the Pillars to convey hundreds of Decepticons from the moon to Earth and Sam’s girlfriend, Carly was captured by Gould who was serving Decepticons all along. To protect Earth, the Autobots were exiled as stipulated by the Decepticons. As their ship leaves, Starscream blow the ship and thought he killed the Autobots in it. Megatron and Sentinel take hold of Chicago and the Pillars were allocated around the world. Gould told Carly that the Decepticon will transport Cybertron to the Milky Way and use the resources and enslave humans to reconstruct their world. Sam accompanied with Robert Epps went to Chicago to save Carly and was almost killed by Decepticon forces when the Autobots interfered.
The Autobots and US forces was able to rescue Carly and annihilate Soundwave, Barricade, Shockwave and Starscream. Optimus discharge the Control Pillar and immobilize the Space Bridge. Sam meets head-on Gould who reactivates the Control Pillar, and was later knocked out and got electrocuted. Ratchet with Bumblebee destroyed the Control Pillar and immobilized the Bridge completely. Optimus and Sentinel were in a middle of a fight when Carly persuaded Megatron that he will be replaced by Sentinel as the leader of the Decepticons. Sentinel was about to kill Optimus when Megatron appeared and debilitate him. Optimus then assaulted Megatron and killed him. Sentinel begged for his life but Optimus killed him still. The Decepticons were finally defeated, the Autobots understands that Cybertron is gone forever and Sam is together with Carly.
The movie was fine, not the whole production I was expecting. What I noticed with “Carly” was at the end she still looked neat. She went to falling buildings, some smoking cars and her face and clothes looked so clean. Geez, she was not that convincing.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts.