Film Screening 1st September, 2011

Poster for Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 

8:00 PM, 1st September, 2011
No Guests

  • M
  • 154 mins
  • 2011
  • Michael Bay
  • Ehren Kruger
  • Shia LaBeouf, ┬áRosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel

The Transformers series has cost over $550 million dollars to produce, with the first two films alone having netted over $1.5 billon dollars worldwide and now, by rewriting key events in the near past, one of the 'biggest' trilogies of all time will come to an end. There will be action. There will be romance. There will be giant robots punching each other.

Prepare for the Bay-hem. Prepare for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

The final instalment in director Michael Bay's explosive trilogy about the war between the Autobots and Decepticons takes everything from the first two films, removes all the nonsense - yes, we're looking at you, Transformers 2 - and then triples it. Series regulars LaBeouf, Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro are joined by respectable thespians John Malkovich, Frances McDormand along with McDreamy himself, Patrick Dempsey, and geek icon Leonard Nimoy (as the voice of Septimus Prime) in a race to discover the secrets of a ruined alien space vehicle laying hidden on the moon. First sighted by the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, what is discovered there will change the tide of the war and the fate of our planet forever.

The tone of the film, in Bay's words, is 'a homeland version of Black Hawk Down with giant alien robots'. Chock full of explosions, special effects and spectacle as only the director of Bad Boys, Armageddon and The Island can produce - a cinematic style more commonly known as Bay-os Theory - this film is the very definition of the Hollywood Summer Blockbuster.

Daniel Eisenberg