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surprising comeback after awful #2
on September 16, 2012
Given how bad the second Transformers movie was in this trilogy, I was expecting the worse. Luckily, this one has more than enough to hold your attention. The storyline offers a pretty cool twist on what "really happened" during the 1st Moon landing. Plus you get gratuitous Buzz Aldrin as he is today in a cameo.
OK, so no Megan Fox but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's lips are able to at least act and look good at the same time so no great loss fox-wise. There's certainly not enough of the Witwicky parents who are pretty funny with the limited screentime they get.
Anyway, gratuitous Malkovich, gratuitous naked dude from the Hangover franchise, gratuitous McDreamy, gratuitous Lane from "Gilmour Girls" as well as Frances McDormand (say what?) has upped the acting ante but, honestly, any Transformers movie comes down to stuff that gets destroyed real good.
In this case Chicago is a great setting to wreck havoc to plus they apparently mechanized and weaponized a worm from Tremors (hey, everything is Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon---even decepticons) to slice through buildings. All in all it's a decent thrill ride.
Note: On the DVD I got the extras went nowhere. Just some weird loop of about a minute through scenes over and over. I'm sure it's some glitch so...can't really comment on what was on the extras.