I'll start off by saying that it defiantly had more of a plot than the 1st and by far from the 2nd Transformers. The 3D was kick ass!! Tons and Tons of action scenes using the 3D! When the Transformers were battling each other, they have never been more vibrant and clear than they have ever! You could see what was going on and distinguish each Transformer who was fighting who. The best part of the 3D scenes was during the final hour in Chicago getting destroyed, the wingsuit jump sequence and the part where Sam, Carly, and Epps were inside the collapsing skyscraper!
Bay did an amazing job with the actions scenes! They were bigger, better and a lot more brutal than the first two films. When they killed off a Transformer, you totally felt it unlike when Jazz died in the first one. Quick and non-emotional. Even when "WheelJack" aka "Que" (named in the movie) died I felt it.... Human death was pretty neat too. They were getting blasted by Decepticons! Just completely disintegrated in to dust! The Decepticons were legitimately scary! They invaded homes of their human allies and assassinated them without a thought! One scene was when LaserBeak transformed into what was a pink-looking bumblebee, reading a book with a little girl until the dad came home and just tore him up!! CREEPY!!!
It was pretty cool to see Sam struggle to prove that he still had a role in saving the world. They didn't make it easy for him despite having saved the earth twice before. Rosie, defiantly made you forget about...what's her name? Oh! Megan Fox. Fox's love interest was pretty fake and more skanky. Rosie, was sweet, charming and they made her pretty hott in this movie. Yeah, Yeah, I still think she isn't that better looking than Megan Fox!
Patrick Dempsey was a complete douchebag!! I wanted to strangle him at times!!
Duhamel and Gibson didn't really change. They were your typical action movie muscle heads.
I don't even want to get into Turturro. I think he was alright in the first two. But I just think his humor isn't as funny in this one. I'm actually getting tired of the same ole character! The story between him and Mearing was annoying and was not necessary! His Bodyguard was hilarious! I liked his character...
Sam parents were just enough. They didn't play a big role as they did in the first two. Which is perfectly fine with me. Again, human roles in a Transformers movie is just fill in movie time!
People like me and all those obsessive Transformers fans go watch movies like this for the robots. With that said, Optimus Prime was finally the badass warrior that we have been waiting for! It reminded me back to the cartoons! His battle scenes were the best he's ever had in the trilogy! Megatron, was back, who was half alive after Optimus blasting his face off in the Egyptian battle in ROTF. Still in charge...Shockwave, Starscream, Soundwave, Laserbeak, and the Wreckers had scene-stealing moments! I do have to admit that Shockwave was probably the most disappointing. I wanted just a little more than he offered in the movie. He came out great at the begininng showing us that he was going to be badass and tear shit up! Towards the middle he was forgotten, and the end, eh, just needed a few more scenes. At least have him kill an Autobot!! I just felt he wasn't enough in the movie. I wanted him to be more in the movie as much as Sentinel Prime did. Killing Ironhide was defiantly a bummer! why??? why??? why??? I defiantly didn't see him turning against the Autobots coming! That was a huge surprise!
Overall, I think it's the best in the trilogy. I will watch it a few more times before it comes out on DVD. If you are a Transformers fan and you haven't watched it or have only seen it once, I recommend that you go at least one more time.
Me? I'm a Transformaniac through and through. I've been collecting for over 20 years and my collection is starting to outgrow "The Vault"! I collect, maintain and refurbish my Transformers and I am always looking for new (and old) ones to add to my 1000+ plus collection. Feel free to check out my collection, as it's ever-growing and I'll be updating my blog with new Transformers as soon as I get them.