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Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011

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The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons in the third Transformers... More

The two enemies become involved in a perilous space race between the US and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has a part to play. The last 45 minutes is director Michael Bay's piece de resistance: a massive action set-piece in which the Decepticons attempt to destroy Chicago.

New characters include the villainous Shockwave, a longtime Transformers character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth. Hide

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    • EBecconsall

      Stop feeding the Michael Bay machine! There is nothing good about these films!

    • buttbutt

      let me watch what i want had a hell week

    • kai

      Trailer looks boring but it could be a good movie, the last tansformer movie was really good :)

    • Michael Bay

      don't listen to Kai, even I thought my last one sucked balls!

    • Megan

      HELLZ YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! givit!

    • bat

      i like it

    • ice

      looks good

    • rock

      the last transformers movie was really good

    • bat

      transformers and transformers 2 are the best movies i have seen.

    • mick

      the transformers 3 trailer looks good

    • blade

      transformers 3 is going to a great movie so make more transformers movies for the fanboys in the world

    • AaronG

      Trailer looks like it could be a trailer for any of the other two....

    • blade

      transformers 3 is going to be at the best movie so make more transformers movies of the fanboys and fangirl in the world

    • ice

      transfomers 3 is going to be the best movie so make more transformers movies ho like it

    • Roman

      ...attracts the intelligentsia like 'ice'.

    • steveisatree

      Sooooo, why does the grand Mr. Bay think this film will outshine the last two raspberries? Beats me.

    • SlappyNZ

      Good trailer, plenty of action, worth the $16 bucks to go see.

    • Muzza

      What happened to Meagan Fox ??

    • Ed-Flicks

      @Muzza, conflicting reports on Megan Fox - some say Bay dropped her for being a pain, others say she chose to leave the series.

    • Skipperlee

      I will see it most likely. But I do have concerns that I'm going to watch another Fox actress who can't close her mouth in any scene!

    • A J

      have to see it

    • Dan

      I hope this redeems the awful 2nd movie. So far so good though

    • Ed-Flicks

      @Dan, Michael Bay has promised that T3 will make up for T2 so fingers crossed! This trailer fills us with hope, it look pretty good!

    • harry

      hdit is soooooo cool i have seen it yeah

    • cbs

      promising... we'll see i guess

    • Mayv

      Looks like this is the best one out of the TF franchise....wtf is the blonde lol????

    • Jacob

      I agree with mave looks awsome though

    • krystal2

      looks like bay has done something special for this transformers

    • alex

      I love transformers, plenty of action.

    • Kilika

      soooooooo cant wait 2 see this ;-)

    • Kerry

      Date night, good food , great movie, awesome se.... full service date, to be sure.

    • harwood

      I love this move. I will be the first one to come and watch it.

    • Grace

      Transformers, more than meets the eye!

    • Twintwist

      Best.One.Ever

    • Lexicon

      What the hell is up with Carley's lips? Looks like she's been sucking a hose pipe

    • harwood

      best move ever??????????????????????

    • GMGG

      Awesome...

    • tony

      bring back megan fox,gutted she not in it, still cant wait to c it though

    • Trevor

      Awesome, can't wait, great FX

    • Liz-Smith

      awesome tralier the girl sucks !! bring back megan fox

    • eloc smart

      did they just kill iron hide?SUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ross

      The Megan Fox replacement looks like a two dime prostitute.

    • nella

      Hektik movieee!

    • Matthewautobot

      Cant w8t to see the new Sentinel Prime!!!

    • Kavita-Brough2

      "O" for "Awesome", worth watching in 3D. Will see it again

    • Dhruvjyot chhaya

      UMMMM! Well watched it. you can say that the action was cool but story was crap. I hope kung fu panda 2 is cool

    • iceman_nz

      why does Sam have to have a girlfriend,get rid of the girl.Lets see more of theConstructorcons this time

    • Kaimoana !

      yeahh bringg bckk Megan Fox ! forget Miss Blondie !

    • 28 base

      First half marginal, 2nd half the business. S.Prime has a sweet quote near the end ;)

    • Jasmine

      Worst movie ever. I couldn't wait for it to end

    • Melissa

      Worst movie I've seen in ages, actually fell asleep! Too long, weak story, shocking actress. A shame really.

    • Corinna

      Great movie, worth watching.... especially in 3D

    • Amy

      This is absolutely the worst movie I have ever seen.

    • Rhys

      It was awesome!

    • hottie

      it was hot as hotttttttttt

    • Divina

      meh... they should've stopped after the 2nd one.

    • ice

      it was great

    • the man

      great movie loved it

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  • peterthepinapple

    ur just a dumb ass who obviously doesnt know anything about movies.

  • Andrew-Hedley

    Thanks Peter! I am already enjoying my third penguin today.

  • DanS

    I read it as "you are a penguin eating a monkey", which is far more amusing.

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Andrew Hedley Flicks Writer

You’ll hear many people say they don’t watch action films for the story. That’s never been truer than in the case of the third and final (not likely, let’s face it) instalment of the Transformers series. Convinced that audiences want more than two and a half hours of robots-changing-into-vehicles-and-fighting-each-other, the filmmakers attempt to shoehorn in some vague semblance of a storyline with the intention of creating a well-rounded experience. More

Well, Michael Bay and his team needn’t have bothered. Nobody cares anymore about what Shia LaBeouf and his excessively plastic girlfriend are up to, and sitting through shabbily edited montages of job interviews, for example, feels like we’re wasting time. Despite small appearances from good actors (John Turturro, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Ken Jeong), the human-heavy exposition part of the movie (the whole first half, essentially) might put you to sleep.

So set your alarm and wake up with about an hour to go. This is the part you really want to see. The lengthy last section feels like it just keeps going and going; the action becoming more elaborate and eye-popping, always outdoing itself. The spectacle is insane and the work done by the visual effects team is staggering. IMAX 3D is worth every penny if you’re in Auckland; anywhere else and you’ll still want to see this on the biggest screen you can.

The movie is a huge improvement on Part II, which I reviewed as lazy. I felt satisfied after watching this trilogy-capper. Despite being bored stiff in the early stages, the sheer visual audacity of the climactic destruction really lifts the bar for 3D action. Hide

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17 ratings and 18 reviews

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  • JETHRO

    reallly cool movie

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Loved it

ps2tan A-Lister (?)

Went into this excited and came out with a big smile on my face the last half with the action was amazing and worth the admission price. However the first half dragged on abit and the whole job hunting seemed unnesecary. Loved hearing galvatron (Leonard Nemoy) playing sentinel prime. Didnt enjoy the little transformers being back in this one from the second. However loved and would recommend it but I am a huge Transformers fan so what would you expect Anything with Optimus Prime gets me paying to see it.

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  • jethro

    best movie of all time

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More like Transboremers

Cruisy Nobody (?)

One of the most tedious films I've ever had the misfortune to sit through, and this is coming from somebody who enjoyed the first film. Serious pacing issues kill the opening couple of hours. By the time the action finally picked up in the last 40 mins or so I had lost interest. All the special effects in the world can't make up for a paper thin "plot" & uninteresting characters. The kiddies may enjoy the "humour" but even they would be put to sleep by the time the action picks up. Lets just hope this is the end for the Bay/Transformers franchise.

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  • 100WORDREVIEWS

    Like a fox.

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    u think ur a fox wtf!!! is wrong with u

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Yeah... Nah...

100WordReviews Flicks Superstar (?)

Transformers 3 is a payoff. At the last quarter of the film, you will witness an amazing, mind-blowing, visual spectacle of Cleopatric proportions. Proceeding that, you'll be subjected to moronically cheap "humour", deviant shots of the next doll-up generic chick Hollywood's trying to pimp out and irritating songs crow-barred in to sell a soundtrack, all wrapped up in a (predictably) incompetent "plot" needlessly drawn-out to give the illusion of epic-ness. Many will make that trade with ease, and I won't blame you. For me however, I was left watching a two-hour train wreck followed by an explosive half-hour train wreck.

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  • cameron

    i like it a littile bit

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The origin sense of humour is missing.

Gerd Flicks Superstar (?)

Extra ordinary long dragging boring thin script with a kind of fiery finale. Just arrive 40 minutes before the movie ends and your missing nothing.

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  • cameron

    soooo............ cool but cars 2 is cooler lol

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My GF slept through parts of it

Tyle A-Lister (?)

Loved the first, second one sucked majorly, and the third was the funniest out of the three but still sucked!!

I think it's time for Michael Bay to go back to music videos and the transformers film have a reboot.

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Not bad

PhilMoore Flicks Superstar (?)

The transformers are back again. Autobots and Decepticons. Sam played by Shia LeBeouf is back with a new girlfriend called Carly played by Rosie Hunington Whitely, she is smoking hot. Now the plot is much but the battle scenes and special effects are decent and it is superior to the 2nd film

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  • tom

    too sckry for me to go but it is cool

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AMAZING

JEEZ Nobody (?)

u have to go watch this it action packed... thriller by micheal bay. far better then the second one and nearly better then the first.

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what you expect from a high explosive action film

Jade-Francis Flicks Superstar (?)

This movie totally lived up to my expectations. It has awesome cars that transform into awesome robots, killer fighting scenes with mean as explosions. The only part i didnt like, i felt they didnt do a good enough job explaining Megan Fox's absence.

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  • Precious

    I agree

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Well done Bay

shoonniboy Nobody (?)

From the second movie , bay has created more exciting robots , and characters .I think this transformers has totally made other action movies feel challenged .

Pros - Very Good action , loved the driller
-More robots
-More Destruction
- Biggest transformers movie
-Still guessing more to come

Cons - Story could have been better
- movie rolled out very fasr
-Some robots were complicated (decipitons)

Overall - It is very hard to say this movie makes up other transformers movies but yes the action , the visuals , and the amazing sound effects were totally designed to be too good . Lastly i would say it is definitely worth the 2d and 3d and Imax#d prices but some fans may still want fox back , like i do
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  • Jordan

    I Disagree I liked every single one of the transformer movies

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Action only

Jenna-Burlace Wannabe (?)

I loved the first Transformers movie; it was action-packed, funny and seemed to poke fun at it's own cheesy dialogue. The second movie was terribly disappointed and I vowed not to see a third movie. Somehow I got sucked in and saw it on the world's third largest screen in Melbourne. I found it as bad as the second movie. The characters are annoying, the plot is rubbish and the dialogue is abysmal.

I'd only recommend you see this movie if you're after a long brain-disconnect where you can stare blankly at big VFX robots fighting - and nothing else.

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The best out of all

RGoh A-Lister (?)

It turned out to be a great movie especially when it come to 3D. Michael Bay gave us what we wanted; lot actions, stunts and more robots.

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Better than the 2nd, but what wasn't.

Marieeee Nobody (?)

Far too dragged out. it started off with a good premise and could have been a vast improvement on the 2nd film with the moon conspiracy story at the start, but it just fell flat.
The special effects were impressive, but after seeing the first two films it gets very repetitive and eventually after two hours in i found myself looking around the movie theatre wishing that it would hurry up and finish.

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Awesome wish My car could do that

bigspendakev Flicks Superstar (?)

I was lucky enough to see this movie with my son thanks so very much to Flicks.co.nz.Definatley the best of the three the second was alright but this was the cherry on top. Non stop action shame they didnt have Megan Fox.Who cares if shes a cow, shes hot and a way better actor than new girl with to much collagen in her lips .Anyway me and my young lad really enjoyed it its a good movie for the lads to see .This is how i want to remember Transformers. Awesomness in disguise:)

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  • luisaisabella

    agree it was terrible, wouldn't even give it two stars!

  • Jack

    it was awesome u dumb asses rate it high good acting good action disagree for me 4/5

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Please Stop

Olivia-Prasad Flicks Superstar (?)

I think I disliked this movie so much because I though the first was so good. It really set a benchmark that the second fell short of. Now in this I feel the franchise is trying to redeem itself but falls short. There is really nothing new besides the actors and a few plot changes.

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Very very good

munchkin Flicks Superstar (?)

I personally was never into the Transformers movies but my partner took me and my son to see thisand well blow me down its action non stop from bumper to bumper the visuals are amazing just wish that i had watched the other two fisrt instead of asking my son and partner all these questions. I do hope there is another

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  • luisaisabella

    AGREE! three hours of life i'll unfortunately never get back

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hot actresses do not make up for a pile of sh*t movie

luisaisabella Wannabe (?)

terrible acting. one-dimensional actors. terrible story line. too long too boring. I felt myself checking my phone for the time too see when it would finish. cringe-worthy is an understatement. the special effects did not hide any of the awfulness. to think they wasted 195MILLION on this piece of crap.

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Fun for 5 year olds. Agony for adults.

adamatdramatrain Flicks Superstar (?)

Whether you are subjected to this dreadful garbage in two or three dimensions, one thing's certain - it will still stink. And yeah, I've seen every Michael Bay movie. From the fun of THE ROCK and ARMAGEDDON to the overreaching of PEARL HARBOUR and BAD BOYS 2... Hell, I even sat through the excretia that was TRANSFORMERS 2 - but this?? Just a huge headache - what a sorry mess. One star for the worst actress EVER on screen! She made Megan Fox look like Meryl Streep. Excellent 3D which amazes for all of 5 minutes before becoming tedious. My 5 year old LOVED it. Me? I was just dumbfounded that a movie could actually be worse than TRANSFORMERS 2!!!

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Press Reviews

36% of critics recommend

Consensus: "Its special effects -- and 3D shots -- are undeniably impressive, but they aren't enough to fill up its loud, bloated running time, or mask its thin, indifferent script."

ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORE. Read more reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

A visually ugly film with an incoherent plot, wooden characters and inane dialog. It provided me with one of the more unpleasant experiences I've had at the movies. Full review.

Dominion Post (Graeme Tuckett)

I think it's accepted wisdom now that the first of the Transformers films was a surprise Full review.

Empire (UK)

An improvement on Transformers 2, but then what isn't? To paraphrase the Bard, it's a tale, full of sound and fury and extremely stupid dialogue and nonsensical plotting and preposterous stunts and robots punching each other's heads off, signifying nothing. Full review.

Hollywood Reporter

The millions of man hours put into producing this techno shock and awe must be staggering. Everyone got his job done, but somewhere along the way, the movie got lost. Full review.

New York Times

Nothing you see makes any sense at all, but the sensations are undeniable, and kind of fun in their vertiginous, supercaffeinated way. Full review.

Otago Daily Times (Christine Powley)

Walk on the dark side... Full review.

Sunday Star Times

Fresh Transformer thrills Full review.

Total Film (UK)

A largely linear plot and some ingenious appropriation of 20th century history helps T3 correct most of T2’s deficiencies without really matching T1’s superior entertainment value and element of surprise. Full review.