Transformers: Dark of the Moon to Open Exclusively in 3D and IMAX at 9pm on Tuesday, June 28th


Hey all you people gearing up to see “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” in IMAX theaters, you’re in luck! You’ll get the chance to see it a few hours earlier than everyone else because IMAX theaters have announced they’ll be screening the film at 9 pm on June 28th. You know all you “Transformers” peeps that have been foaming at the mouth to see this film will see it then… “Dark of the Moon” will open in regular movie theaters on June 29th.

Paramount Pictures announced today it will open Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON exclusively at 3D and IMAX locations across the country beginning at 9PM local time on Tuesday, June 28th, allowing moviegoers nationwide to be among the first to see the latest installment in the hit franchise, and the first to be shot in 3D. The movie will open wide beginning at 12AM on June 29th.

“Michael Bay has created an incredibly engaging and immersive 3D experience with this latest movie, one that will undoubtedly be among the most entertaining movie going experiences of the summer,” said Paramount’s Vice Chairman Rob Moore. “Providing fans an opportunity to see it early in 3D is a great way to kick off the movie’s opening.”

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON is directed by Michael Bay, written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand.

Author: Jessica

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  • Kace Reyes

    I will admit that I am not a fan of Michael Bay’s Transformers movies. It might surprise some that it isn’t because they are mindless action films. Mindless action films have their place in cinema, and well-executed ones should be praised as highly as any art film. My problem with the films is that it’s obvious that Michael Bay has no interest in the Transformers at all. Bay cares little for the titular robots, pushing them out of the runtime in order to make space for soldiers and shapely young ladies. This approach continues in the latest installment, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The novelty of seeing the robots on screen has long worn off, leaving the flaws all too visible.

    There is one scene in the film that pretty much defines the entire experience. Late in the film, Autobot Bumblebee is slugging it out with Decepticon Soundwave. It ought to be an epic battle, but we hardly get to see any of it. In the foreground, Sam and Carly are rolling out of harm’s way. The fight is left blurry and incoherent in the background. One would think that the Transformers would be the primary focus of a film called Transformers. But the film doesn’t even make them characters. The robots are basically just plot devices, providing the impetus for the action but rarely taking part. The film doesn’t even make an effort to make characters out of the Autobots. Few of them get lines, and the few lines that they’re given are mostly cheap stereotypes.

    The story is already nonsense, but the film’s insistence on marginalizing the robots causes bigger problems. The real emotional arc of this film belongs to Optimus Prime, but he isn’t given nearly enough time to make it count. Also, the lack of definition in the robot characters means that it’s hard to care when they die. The film is pretty cavalier about the robots dying, but it doesn’t really spend the time to make those deaths matter. Bay just doesn’t seem to understand the value of these robots as characters. Decades ago, thousands of kids cried when Optimus Prime died in the animated film. Here, whatever deaths there are feel completely meaningless. The visuals remain the film’s biggest draw. The explosions are pretty, and a couple of set pieces are pretty impressive. But it’s striking how most of the set pieces don’t involve any robots at all.

    Again, it’s all soldiers doing all the cool stuff, while the robots stay in the background. This wouldn’t be so bad if the humans were actually worth caring about, but they’re all either cartoonish or devoid of personality. Sam Witwicky has turned into a truly unlikable character. I’m not sure what his arc is supposed to be. He starts out feeling entitled and unwilling to put in the work to succeed. The laws of drama ought to have the character learning that starting from the bottom can be a rewarding experience. Instead, the film pretty much gives the character everything he wants, and he ends the film still an entitled jerk. Shia LaBeouf’s one-note performance does the character no favors.

    Everybody else gets stuck with flat characters, and most just choose to ham it up. Transformers: Dark of the Moon might be an attempt to test the limits of what a blockbuster can get away with. It is a film with a nonsensical plot populated by unlikable characters. To top that off, the supposed main attraction of the film isn’t even featured prominently. Rather than have Optimus Prime regale audiences with his leadership and compassion, the film has Sam Witwicky whining about civilian life. Instead of having Bumblebee in an epic swordfight with an enemy robot, the film has a bunch of nameless soldiers somehow saving the day. It operates on the idea that people will swallow anything as long as something blows up every now and then. I hope that’s not the case.