When Optimus Prime’s old mentor is pulled out of a wreck on the moon and brought back to life, the Decepticons unexpectedly find another chance to strike at mankind. The third chapter in this series boasts the finest 3D effects since Avatar (2009)… but little else. Michael Bay once agreed that he had made mistakes with the second film, but nevertheless pursues the exact same path again. Big, loud, stupid and corny with a Chicago showdown that grows dull after a while.
2011-U.S. 153 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Michael Bay. Cast: Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Carly), Josh Duhamel (Lennox), Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey… John Turturro, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Kevin Dunn, Buzz Aldrin, Bill O’Reilly. Voices of Hugo Weaving, Leonard Nimoy, James Remar.
Trivia: Followed by Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).