movie poster image from https://www.onlinemovieshut.com
I was one of those lucky blogger who got to see Transformers: Dark of the Moon at the Shang CinePlex on 29 June. It was a Wednesday + not wanting to be late for the 6PM event I left home really early. Thank goodness my bro was around so someone can keep an eye on my little man whilst mum is away! I was to rendezvous with Jared’s dad in Shangri-La since he will be coming from work in Makati.
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Before the screening, we got to take photos of the Autobots + Decepticons cosplayer (sorry but I do not have a photo taken with Bumblebee :(), munch on some delicious finger foods + down them with iced tea + have our photos taken at the photo booth (I was solo in my photo as Jared’s dad is such a killjoy + would not want to have his photos taken)! I was also able to mingle + have little chats with some mommy bloggers who attended the event.
I was excited to see this film! Having watched the first two films (in BlueRay since I was not able to catch it in the big screen), I became such a fan of Bumblebee, he is simply adorable + I remember I cried in that part of the film where Mikaela (played by Megan Fox) carried him in the back of her car to bring him some place safe. It was really such a touching scene + it endeared Bumblebee to my heart.
a kid posing with Optimus Prime
The new Transformers installment begins with Sam Witwicky (played by Shia LaBeouf), a few months after graduation (+ awarded a medal of honor given by no less than the president of United States) + hunting for a job. He finds himself at the mercy of his new girl, Carly Spencer (played by Victoria Secret model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), living in her apartment + receiving lunch money from her!
all by my lonesome self in this souvenir shot by https://baicapture.com
Well, the good stuff began with NEST + the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, going to the moon to retrieve something from a ship that was originally investigated by Neil Armstrong + his comrades in 1960’s (yes, the landing on the moon has other unmentioned intentions or where you not reading any conspiracy theory books lately?). They discovered the Ark, the ship that fled Cybertron during the war + is believed to be carrying a technology that could revive the planet, + Sentinel Prime with a host of pillars in it! Optimus revived Sentinel Prime using the matrix of leadership.
It turned out, Sentinel Prime made a pact with the Decepticons’ leader, Megatron, + together they plan to bring back Cybertron to life here on Earth! Through the use of the technology, which Sentinel Prime designed himself, they plan to teleport the entire planet of Cybertron into our atmosphere.
Familiar and endearing characters come back for a third time including Lennox (Josh Duhamel), Epps (Tyrese Gibson), + the hilarious yet very effective, Seymour Simmons (played by John Turturro) with the addition of more endearing characters, including Jerry Wang (who, unfortunately has to die early, but it was all part of the great plot, so I cannot really complain about it :D), Secretary of Defense, Charlotte Mearing (portrayed by Frances McDormand), the comical, Bruce Brazos (John Malkovich) + a surprising role by Patrick Dempsey, who played the part of Dylan Gould, Carly’s very well-off boss who gifted her with a Mercedez + ticked Sam to no end!
This particular film also boast of heart-stopping action + fight scenes + will delight fans of all ages + will make you cross your fingers for a fourth film! Kudos to Michael Bay for another amazing work! Apart from that, it also boasts of a powerhouse soundtrack, with songs by well-known bands like Paramore, Linkin’ Park, + my all-time favorite (okay, one of my all-time favorite) The Goo Goo Dools, who were back for the third time too! I simply love their contribution to this soundtrack, All that you Are.
Okay, the spoiler stops here, you have got to see this film, if you haven’t already, do not just take my word for it, it will be worth every cent of your hard-earned money!
The credits traversed + I was already longing to see it one more time :D