There are two types of moviegoers, story/plot fans and action/special effects fans. Those of you that love a good story and good acting will detest Transformers: Dark of the Moon. If you’re a fan of special effects and seek entertainment on the big screen, a few hours of escape and some righteous butt-kicking and loud explosions, you’ve already enjoyed Transformers and might even have forgiven Michael Bay and team for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. You’ll like Transformers 3, and there’s no question, it’s going to open big this weekend, especially with Bay actively encouraging people to see it in 3D and encouraging theater owners to crank up the projectors so that the 3D version isn’t dull and lifeless.
The mythos of the Transformers series revolves around distant planet Cybertron, which was home for both the Autobots and Decepticons until a great battle tore the planet asunder and saw the demise of the entire Autobot race. Except for those few Autobots who managed to find their way to Earth, that is, and — as explained in the opening of the film — Sentinel Prime, the boss Autobot who had a secret weapon to preserve his race but, alas, crashed his spacecraft into the far side of our moon in the early 1960s on his way to Earth. Ooops.