So how long can you milk a movie franchise? Two or three before you get bored or the story gets tired? Well you have to hand it to Michael Bay, the king of action, he does it again. The dialogue might be weak and the acting might be average but the action and the effects are great! If you want to see cool car, robots fighting, a really hot chick, excellent special effects and mentally check out for two hours, you'll love this movie. If you are looking for more....well you'll be disappointed.
So here it is. The people of the Earth are now aware of Transformers. The US government, along with the Autobots, have developed technology to detect the presence of Cybertronian technology with the help of scanners. The White House, and other key locations, now have scanning tower that act as a line of defense against the robots that might harm us. The Decepticons are now hiding and being hunted by a special military task force, along with the Autobots, to eliminate any threat against our national security. Sam (Shia LaBeouf) is now graduated from college and trying to be a normal citizen again. With a new girlfriend, (to bad Megan Fox I guess they didn't need you after all) Sam is now looking for a post grad job to settle into. Unfortunately, Sam only has a few days of a normal life before he finds himself back in the middle of a Government conspiracy. Sam and the Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft that was discovered on the Moon after the 1961 space mission. Upset that the Autobots were never told of this spaceship, Optimus Prime warns that failure to tell him everything we know about the Transformer will mean the end of Earth as we know it. As Optimus Prime is brought up to speed about this Cybertronian Spaceship on the moon; he is not the only one being briefed. Remember, they're called Decepticons for a reason. Now the race against the Decepticons to reach the spaceship first becomes everyone's top mission.
Overall, if you're a popcorn loving, mental escapist like me, get out and go see Dark of the Moon. This is a big budget, summertime action movie. This is what Michael Bay is known for, a loaded with action, amazing special effects movie that delivers. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is definitely worth seeing at the theater and in 3D. Now that being said, the acting is good, not great and cheesy at time. The scenes with the parents are funny but unnecessary, the girlfriend has no purpose but to be hot (fine by me) and it seems to end abruptly. So, do I think they can do a fourth? Yes, but I would hope they either tone down the violence and language and aim it at a 8 to 18-year-old crowd or step up the story and acting to keep an older crowd. Otherwise parents wont take their kids and transforming robots will only keep young adults and adults interested for so long. What's my gut say? They'll have an "if it ain't broke" mentality and it dies with number four. Rated PG13 for life-like violence, bad language and suggestive sexuality. Enjoy!