Transformers – Movie Review
Posted by FATEMA H.KAGALWALA on July 3, 2011 | No Comments
PRODUCER – Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy,
DIRECTOR – Micheal Bay
WRITER – Ehren Kruger
CAST – Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson
MUSIC – Steve Jablonsky
The saga of mean machines and earth-saving heroes continues with the third installment of Transformers. This time round it is the hunt for the cylinders Centennial Prime has invented and are stranded on the moon on the ship called Ark. Those cylinders are meant to attract Cybertron to Earth. Megatron is in hiding in Africa but he and his Decepticons are at work. Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) with his beloved Bumblebee finds out what they are up to and enlists the help of Agent Simmons (John Turtorro) The CIA is at work too and so is Optimus Prime. In this race to claim Earth, who will win and how?
Straight out let us establish that this one is for fans. There is no dearth of magical mechatronics as the story unfolds in plots more twisted than the best roller coaster. The story begins right at the beginning and takes you through the various ups and downs at leisure. Good intentions suddenly reveal to be bad and characters change colours quicker than you can blink. There are a number of sharp curves in this wild ride. Along with the pyrotechnics of the giant robos turning into sexy cars not to mention a gorgeous “name” in “name”, Witwicky’s girlfriend (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), there is enough to keep the fan rooting and hooting.
For the one unaccustomed to the saga it might be ride too confounding. Even with the knowledge of the history of prequels the twists in the plot may become too many and coming too quick to handle. The music of the franchise has always been thumpingly gripping and the third part in the series matches in step right down to the climax.
Coming to the 3D experience, once again the technology becomes an impediment in real enjoyment. The experience adds nothing to the charm of the franchise because the real pleasure is in the transformations and the loyalty to the characters. There is the real high of the film.
There is also some quirk and humour along with relationship dilemmas. It keeps the interest in the several stories running parallel too because each has distinct tone to it. There is sure to be a part four the manner in which it ends and given the ride the current part offers there is going to be ample anticipation of it.