CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"Transformers Dark Side of the Moon" is pop corn eating fun

The Bucks Class of ’81 Reunion has been reminded of another milestone with the release of **Transformers Dark of the Moon. ** If **X Men First Class** featured the Cuban Missile crisis of October 62, then the third **Transformers** flick reveals the secret reason why President John F. Kennedy insisted that America land on the moon by the end of the decade.

Using planet Earth as the arena, the intergalactic feud between the good guys Autobots and the bad guys Decepticon continues. In the middle of this mess is Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeof) and U.S. Army Lt. Colonel William Lennox (Josh Duhamel), two characters who save the world in the previous two **Transformers** movies.
Sam and William are aligned with Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen), who awaits the second coming of his mentor, Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy). Feeling snubbed by this reunion, the menacing Megatron (Hugo Weaving) plots mass destruction, beginning in Chicago.
Heeding my criticism about attention deficent disorder editing, this new **Transformers** movie on is easy on the eyes, making the action sequences the most thrilling of the three movies. The characters are less cartoony and there is a sense of danger in the science fiction violence. The humor is situational, with many in-jokes for science fiction aficionados. On the six storey Fort Lauderdale Musuem of Discovery screen, **Transformers Dark of the Moon** is Saturday Matinee popcorn eating fun.

For those seeking similar entertainment minus the budget of a Steven Spielberg production, Kurt Donath’s **Lucky Streak and the Crime Fighters** will be screened and discussed tomorrow at 5PM at the **Florida Supercon. ** **Lucky Streak** (Darlene Dinges) is the teen aged daughter of Amazing Grace (**The Observer’s** own Rachel Galvin). She joins the local Crime Fighters Club to foil Dr. Dragon’s plot for world domination. If one can get beyond the hammy acting, the dialog is quite funny and Anthony Espina’s musical score carries the film.
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