The Autobots are helping the NEST team
to solve human problems while looking for signs that the Deceptions have returned. A trip to Chernobyl reveals to the Autobots that the Russians and Americans have been
to the moon to retrieve samples from a crashed Autobot ship called the Ark (that
was thought lost after it was seen fleeing Cybertron in the last days of the robot wars between Autobots and Decepticons. Meanwhile, Sam Witwicky has problems finding a job and engages in a rivalry
with his sexy new girlfriend's boss (who knows more about the Decepticons than anyone knows).
Soon Sam finds that everyone involved in the American moon missions are being eliminated one by one by the Decepticons
as the Autobots and Sam race to discover what the Decepticons are planning.
The TRANSFORMERS films have usually
been about robots creating destruction and fighting other robots. The third
film does have a good set-up about the real reason for the manned missions to the moon and the Deceptions having people who
willingly collaborate with them. However, it seems with each sequel that the
story keeps making up new elements because I just wonder why didn't the Deceptions hatch this plan back in the first sequel
to create a space bridge. Soundwave is the coolest Transformer in the film while
Megatron is again sidelined for too much of the film while you have another bad guy for Optimus Prime to fight against. Sam Witwicky again isn't very useful to the plot and he has a new girlfriend (bye
bye Megan Fox) who Michael Bay knowingly
acknowledges as eye candy by the way he films her.
Did we really need Sam's parents in the
film and his search for a job in addition to his rivalry with his girlfriend's
boss? Not really. I rather have
the plot just be about the Transformers. I'm here to watch the TRANSFORMERS
movies for them and not the human drama. If they do any additional TRANSFORMERS
films, I hope the focus is shifted more to knowing about the Autobots and Decepticons.
We hardly know much about the Transformers besides what is needed to advance the plot and the sequels seem to retcon the Transformers
history mroe and more. I also wish the sequels had less goofiness in them in addition to having the transformers
be more interesting (I'm in up in arms to what they did to Jetfire in REVENGE OF THE FALLEN. They still have some
comic relief robots which they could use less of. I do have
high hopes that Michael Bay will not be involved in the next film and they can get down to writing better stories that will
make me expect more than robots smashing robots and causing lots of destruction.
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