The third "Transformers" has all of the familiar Michael Bay pitfalls and is way too long. So why does Brad Keefe recommend you don't miss it?
Michael Bay makes movies that induce headaches, both from the visual and audio barrage and the head-scratching storytelling.
The director of some of the most obnoxiously overblown blockbusters of all time has gone grander than ever with "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." And that's a spectacle I recommend you see in full Technicolor eyeball-violating 3D.
It's the continuing adventures of the warring robots, the Autobots (yay!) and the Decepticons (boo!). Earth dude Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is still in the center of this intrigue.
The most notable change? Sam has a new inexplicably hot girlfriend who can't act (Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replacing Megan Fox).
"Dark of the Moon" still has many of the problems that bogged down the second "Transfomers" flick. There's no reason these movies have to be 2 1/2 hours long, and the melodrama just doesn't work.
The difference is 3D. The format is fast becoming a gimmick, mostly because of bad post-production 3D-ifications for movies shot in 2D.
But Bay went whole hog here by shooting in glorious 3D, and the sights rival "Avatar," only with transforming robots and explosions instead of blue aliens in love.
Sound good to you? Then go see it. You can ask your brain to forgive you later.