The Earliest First Movie Review of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

by on May 15, 2011

in Entertainment

'Transformers 3' Optimus Prime in battle pose 01

I’ve been pondering just how good Transformers: Dark of the Moon (AKA Transformers 3) will be when it hits theaters this July 1st.  I knew that after TF2, which has its own form of highlights, Michael Bay took grief for, despite how well the movie performed at the box office.  He’s made some preliminary press-strikes saying he’s agreed with some of the critics and that he was going to make up for it with TF3.

I think between what Mr. Bay has said and folks firm belief’s that Transformers 3 will be better, the anticipation is showing.  The movie trailer for TF3 broke iTunes trailers records with 6 million early downloads.  But now, now we have some concrete proof that this latest film in the franchise could very well rock our movie-going worlds.

That lucky Capone over at AICN has had a very super super early review opportunity of Trasnsformers: Dark of the Moon.

'Transformers 3' Soundwave and Shockwave prop heads on set

Though Michael Bay filmed Transformers 3 in 3D, the version that Capone had the opportunity to watch was the 2D version.  The effects are not yet completely done and even the credits aren’t finished yet.

Now for some, I’m going to play chaperone and not repeat much of what is said in Capone’s review because I know some of my readers don’t even want to know more than what they’ve already possibly seen in the movie teasers and trailers, so I’m pitching out Capone’s opinions about a few points only.

This recap of Capone’s movie review is SPOILER-FREE

  • Megatron is especially creepy;
  • Shia LaBeouf seems especially focused in Transformers: Dark of the Moon;
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is miles better than Megan Fox;
  • Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson as Nest team leaders Lennox and Epps, there’s little attention paid to their personal growth;
  • Alan Tudyk is very good as Simmons (John Turturro) right-hand man;
  • The Twins are not in the movie, as observed/reported here previously.  Though there are other character bots in play;
  • It was so intense and fun that Capone forgot to breathe in the last hour of the movie.

I’m genuinely surprised what a strong effort this film is, not just in terms of its scope, but also in its pacing, performances, and ideas.

This one might actually rock you a little to your foundation…


When Capone reviews movies, he seems to end up at the same conclusions I have had about previous films, and with that, I’d have to say this early review has made the entire staff at Cinema Static excited.  (Though I have quite a few team members in key places around the globe, technically, the entire staff is just one, me.)

Transformers 3 will also be the 2nd movie I plan on seeing in 3D.  I think it will be worth it.

With all that said, you can check out Capone’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie review, but be warned, there are a few more details there that I was not aware of until I checked it out.  Though I say proceed at your own caution, I whole-heartedly recommend giving AICN a visit.  It’s a great, reputable website!

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