Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Year of Release: 2011
Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Malkovich, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Ken Jeong, Glenn Morshower
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 3
The "Transformers" franchise has been one of the more successful (financially) of the last few years. As usual with Michael Bay directing, the screenplay is the least important thing of the entire production - each of his films is always about mass destructions and an overload of special effects that saturates each frame presented on screen. The screenplay from Ehren Kruger, who became famous after adapting "The Ring" films, is filled with cliches, from the stoic main characters, to the supporting comic reliefs and of course, the love interest. Michael Bay films everything as if though it's part of an extra-long videoclip, where the editing is quick, the characters are thin and the soundtrack is loud. Frances McDormand and John Malkovich, both fantastically gifted actors, create forgettable characters, but in a film populated with them, it's not entirely unsurprising. A film easily forgettable.