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Transformers: Dark of the Moon [2011] (1 disc)

Director:Michael Bay
Writer:Ehren Kruger
Composer:Steve Jablonsky
Length:154 minutes
(2 hours 34 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Independence Day
Sorting Category:SciFi
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IMDB Rating:6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:35%
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Reaction: In a number of ways, this one may be the best of the three. For some, that doesn't say much, but there it is.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Michael Bay => Director
Ehren Kruger => Writer
Steve Jablonsky => Composer
Alan Tudyk => Dutch
Andrew Daly => Mailroom Worker
Bill O'Reilly => Bill O'Reilly
Brett Stimely => President Kennedy
Buzz Aldrin => Buzz Aldrin
Charles Adler => Starscream (as Charlie Andler) (voice)
Cory Tucker => Buzz Aldrin (1969)
Don Jeanes => Neil Armstrong (1969)
Elya Baskin => Cosmonaut Dimitri
Frances McDormand => Mearing
Frank Welker => Shockwave / Barricade (voice) / Soundwave
George Coe => Que / Wheeljack (voice)
Glenn Morshower => General Morshower
Hugo Weaving => Megatron (voice)
Jess Harnell => Ironhide (voice)
John F. Kennedy => Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
John H. Tobin => President Nixon
John Malkovich => Bruce Brazos
John Turturro => Simmons
Josh Duhamel => Lennox
Julie White => Judy Witwicky
Ken Jeong => Jerry Wang
Kevin Dunn => Ron Witwicky
Leonard Nimoy => Sentinel Prime (voice)
Michael Dorn => Hatchet (uncredited)
Patrick Dempsey => Dylan
Peter Cullen => Optimus Prime (voice)
Ravil Isyanov => Voshkod
Reno Wilson => Brains (voice)
Richard Nixon => Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Robert Foxworth => Ratchet (voice)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley => Carly Spencer
Shia LaBeouf => Sam Witwicky
Tom Kenny => Wheelie (voice)
Tom Virtue => Black Ops NASA Technician (1969)
Tyrese Gibson => Epps
Walter Cronkite => Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Starscream meets his end by having an explosive in his eye, which blows his head off. This was based on the comic G.I. Joe vs Transformers, where the ninja Snake-Eyes cut out Starscream's eye and stuck an explosive into the cavity.
  • Peter Cullen's favorite moment in the film is when Optimus Prime meets with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
  • This is the first movie that starts with Megatron being conscious. In Transformers Megatron was awakened, in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen he was resurrected.
  • A Decepticon attack leaves Simmons in a wheelchair for most of the film. This is an homage to Chip Chase, a wheelchair-bound human from {Transformers} who was an ally of the Autobots.
  • The character of Carly is based on a primary character that was introduced in the second season of {Transformers}. However, she was revised to be of English nationality in keeping with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's nationality.
  • Michael Bay described the tone of the film as "a homeland version of Black Hawk Down with giant alien robots."
  • Optimus Prime's trailer bears a resemblance to the original one from {Transformers} with the decorative stripe running along its side.
  • Tony Todd, who voiced the title character of The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, was going to play a human character in this film, but his role got written out of the script.
  • This is director Michael Bay's first threequel (third instalment in a series/trilogy).
  • When Megan Fox dropped out shortly before filming began, Gemma Arterton, Ashley Greene, [?] Brooklyn Decker, [?] Miranda Kerr, [?] Bar Refaeli, Amber Heard, Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, [?] Heidi Montag and Anna Kendrick were all rumored to replace her before Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was cast.