[WARNING: NO SPOILERS]
Some people love to hate Michael Bay.
Some people also love to hate movies that exist primarily to sell toys (kinda bizarre how two, high profile examples of this “genre” were released at the same time this week), so it should come as no surprise that a number of early reviews for Transformers: (Turn Off the) Dark of the Moon have stuck the kinfe in. These commentaters resolutely claim that the movie is abysmal, wanting you to believe it’s as painful as watching a Lady Gaga concert while having your testicles sandblasted.
Judas, I say!
As long as you go in knowing what to expect – a rambunctious movie about giant robots masterminding all manner of mayhem - then it’s easily the best of the three and a thoroughly enjoyable ride.
Mind you I’m no Michael Bay or Transformers apologist; I think the first movie is ok at best and the second IS as painful as the above. But the new film clearly removes itself from the pack in a few small but important ways…