How you will respond to this film depends on the idea you have of it going in. If you want to see robots fighting, lots of neat CGI, and the ridiculously hot Megan Fox, then you'll love it. If your looking for an intriguing plot, then..this isn't for you.
I loved the first Trasformers and I enjoyed the second. I know a lot of people would disagree but I take it for what it's worth. The cars transforming into the Autobots/Decepticons was always my favorite part to watch, and you get to see a lot of that. While its at times hard to tell what Robot is hitting the other (i.e Optimus Prime battling Megatron in the forest was one huge mind f*ck considering all you could see was metal) I wasn't expecting a great plot, and thank God my expectations were low because this one was all over the place.
The film starts 2 years later, with Sam (the always capable Shia LeBouef) heading off to college. His girlfriend Mikaela (Megan Fox) is not following him, but they will still remain in a long distance relationship. A lot of the plot centers around those two arguing over who will say "I love you" first, which starts off as cute then gets downright cheesy. Captain Lennox (Josh Duhamel) and crew are now part of NEST, an elite military force that uses the Autobots help and hunts down whatever Decepticons are left. We saw Starscream escape in the last film, now under control, he helps the Decepticons once again rage war on earth. They free Megatron and are now under the orders of The Fallen. They target Sam, who had a piece of the cube still on his sweatshirt from the first film. He holds the key to the Decepticon's reign over earth.
It all sounds interesting but is thrown together badly. This film definitely had a lot more humor andmore swearing than the last film, which is fine. But the plot had more questions than answers.
Why all of a sudden can't Bumblebee talk again, after he talked to Sam at the end of the last film. (Isn't that Rachet's job to fix him?)
Didn't the military invent special bullets to fire against the Robots in the first time? If so..why aren't they using them now?
Why doesn't Mikaela ever get dirty? I mean, their rolling around in dust in the desert and there's not a spot on her! Director Michael Bay makes it painful obvious that Fox is only there to be hot, but as a movie goer I want more from her than to just stand there looking good. Maybe she can act? Cant we give her a chance?
The first film is obviously superior, if you want to see some neat graphics and CGI then this film is for you. If you want to look deeper than that..then well..see it anyways, at least it's a good popcorn movie!
Memorable Quote: "What exactly are you letting happen to your leg right now" - Sam (Shia LeBeouf)