Everything about the Transformers series that is great has improved. The film is an above-expectation popcorn flick that is a thrill ride of action, emotion and shock.
The plot is a good one with with many original thoughts and ideas. The twists involved are ones that have shocked me and I was amazed by a few of the risks the filmmakers took with a few of the characters. The film takes place in 1969 and 2011 and combines elements of the real world to use as a back story. It is smart and inventive.
The music was a roaring triumph that was joy to my ears. I enjoyed every track of the score and every song they used. The emotion was felt from the score and the characters’ fates were in the balance with even more worry with the dramatic orchestration.
Once again, the series reaches beyond average with great visual effects that make me feel as though the events of the film actually occurred and I should worry for my own sake. Buildings in danger, battling foes of mechanical nature and outer-world objects were top notch and done to the utmost quality.
Every role was perfected, especially those of Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), William Lennox (Josh Duhamel) and new-comer to the series as Sam’s boss, John Malkovich. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was a good addition and replacement for Megan Fox, but she didn’t thrill me as much with her acting as Megan had
In total, the cast was a wise and great choice to include in this feature. I had true worry in my heart for my favorites of the bunch and their fate was important to my viewing experience.
The film was an overall thrill of film and the experience was golden. Though it was great, it is not my favorite of 2011, though it does hold a place high in the ranks. I recommend that you give this one a chance, especially if you are a fan of earlier films in the series.
Review by Kale Slade