First published at Good Life Movie Reviews

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Movie Review

Transformers: Dark of the Moon PG-13 (PG-13 due to intense scenes)

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“Autobots, Decepticons, intense action, explosions, Sam Witwicky and a new hottie who is easy on the eyes!” Steven Shomler, Good Life Movie Reviews

Summary – The Decepticons are once again deceiving. This time the mystery centers on what did or did not really happen on the moon. Transformer regulars – Sam Witwicky (Shia Labeouf), Lennox (Josh Duhamel), Epps (Tyrese Gibson)  and Simmons (John Turturro) are joined by newcomers- Carly Spencer (Rosie Hunington-Whiteley) Dylan (Patrick Dempsey) and Mearing (Frances McDormand). The story and the battle converges in the city of Chicago.

 Rating –  I give Transformers:Dark of the Moon 3 out of 5 Gas Cans. Enjoyable. Worth seeing in the theater, especially if you are fan of Summer blockbusters!

3D My advice – See this movie in 3D. It’s worth it.

Is it a Film or a MovieTransformers:Dark of the Moon is a movie.


My Favorite Quote – “You either take the right position out of college, or you fall into a soul sucking abyss.”

Runner up Quote – “The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few.”

Other Quotes – “Neil, you are dark on the rock, mission is a go.”

“My hero needs to wake up.”

“As I recall, that was not even the highlight of your day.”


“It reminds me of Bumblebee, if Bumblebee was a POS.”

“That is Shockwave.”

“I want a job that matters.”

“Do I look Like a ma m?”

“You are a woman, right?”

“It’s Cyrillic, it’s like all the buttons on the calculator, that you don’t ever push.”

‘I hereby discharge you from duty.”

“Is that okay with you, Mr. Inappropriate?”

“That kids is an alien bad news magnet.”

“I am just a messenger!”

My Favorite Sequence – Witwicky and the gang in the collapsing building. really cool sequence.

Who you should see the movie with – 
Ideally teenage boys. Michael Bay seems to know what they want in a summer movie. also fans of the previous two  Transformers movies.

Other reviews you might find helpful – From The New York Times by A.O. Scott

From Entertainment Weekly by Lisa Schwarzbaum,,20483133_20483482,00.html

From USA Today by Claudia Puig

What I liked about this movie and other thoughts –

This was a fun summer movie. explosions, awesome special effects, a hot girl, bad guys, good guys. Yep. you have seen it all before, but it still looks good.


Chicago gets totally laid waste in this movie and all that was impressive to see.

I really liked the appearances by  a number of the less featured characters;

Sam’s parents; Ron and Judy Witwiky (Kevin Dunn and Julie White).

Bruce Brazos magnificently played by John Malkovich.

Jerry Wang creepily played by Ken Jeong.

and Sentinel Prime voiced by Leonard Nimoy.

All in all, a satisfying summer blockbuster.

That’s it

Steven Shomler

Good Life Movie Reviews

Transformers Movie Quotes Transformers: Dark of the Moon Movie Quotes