Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Discuss, Grading, Reviews (SPOILERS)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Dream, Jun 27, 2011.

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Grade the movie

  1. Excellent

    17.4%
  2. Above Average

    28.3%
  3. Average

    26.1%
  4. Below Average

    9.8%
  5. Poor

    18.5%
  1. davejames

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    Man, this is going to be a real endurance test.
     
  2. BenRoethig

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    A good 2.5hr movie feels shorter than a crappy 90 min affair.
     
  3. Samurai8472

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    All the action sequences will make the movie fly by.
     
  4. Trekker4747

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    Ugh, that looks like an Asylum poster.

    This movie I'm going to see just out of going to see a movie but I suspect it's going to give me a splitting headache.
     
  5. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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  6. Allyn Gibson

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    I saw it last night. The first hour is exposition and plot, the last ninety minutes is like Saving Private Ryan's first half hour, but with giant robots beating the ever-living shit out of each other. :)
     
  7. Gep Malakai

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    Ouch. I have to say, I've liked all the clips and footage that've been released so far, but the reviews are so dire I'm beginning to worry. His review here reminds me of what he said about Battle: LA, which I also disliked for the same reasons he did.
     
  8. Trekker4747

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    I fell asleep during the second movie's overly long, nonsensical, stupid climatic/ending battle sequence which consisted of explosions, crashes, and Shia shouting nonsensically. Oh, and Devastator t-bagging me.
     
  9. Admiral Buzzkill

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    God bless Roger Ebert. :techman: These movies are worthless, unutterably stupid beyond redemption.

    It doesn't really matter who the female is in these films; she's just there as T&A.
     
  10. Obiwanshinobi

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    So if you already know what to expect, why even bother? It's probably just going to be even more nonsensical. Hopefully reeled back a little bit, but nonsensical nonetheless.
     
  11. Garak

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    Another Michael Bay abortion? Who saw that coming?!
     
  12. Gep Malakai

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    Well, the reviews have started showing up at Metacritic, and the score so far is a "mixed" 54, barely worse than Pixar's Cars 2 at 58 (!), and significantly better than Green Lantern at 39. :lol:

    I'm really mixed about whether or not to see this one in the theaters. I mean, I think the previous two are terrible, but there's something compelling about them that suggests they could be improved on.
     
  13. Harvey

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    Well, it's now a 48 on Metacritic, doing its best to steadily approach Green Lantern.

    I won't be seeing it. I just saw the first film (the "good" one) a few days ago, and thought it was abysmally awful -- just a dreadful film full of thinly drawn characters and piles of product placement.
     
  14. Gep Malakai

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    The rapid plunge to the bottom begins.

    Ah well. The core idea, as dramatized in the comic adaptation, is really good. Trust Bay to ruin a good thing.
     
  15. Dream

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    We all knew that this movie would get raped by the critics. We don't go for the reviews, but for the explosions.:rommie: ;)
     
  16. CaptainCanada

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    My favourite review so far is James Berardinelli referring to Rosie Huntington-Whitely as a "model-turned-line reader".
     
  17. Gep Malakai

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    My favorite put-down at the moment is the last two paragraphs of the Village Voice review:

    "Robot racist." Nice. :lol:
     
  18. Roshi

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    It was not as bad as the previous one. I voted Above Average for the nice Trek references (Spock, Nimoy and "the" quote).
     
  19. Dream

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    Rotten Tomatoes' consensus:

    :shrug:
     
  20. Gep Malakai

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    I just bought a ticket for the advance screening tonight at 10:30 – in 3D, no less! – so less than five hours until I either enjoy myself or have my mind destroyed by the horror. One of those two, judging by the reviews.