Not sure why this suddenly dawned on me with these two movies, but this trend has clearly been established before.
Related - someone explain to me how they plan to have two movies about sex but not have nudity? Aren’t people naked when they have sex? I hate how films have to curb reality to serve the MPAA, who clearly want people to believe that you can have sex without exposing yourself.
Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is a visually ugly film with an incoherent plot, wooden characters and inane dialog. It provided me with one of the more unpleasant experiences I’ve had at the movies.
The series exists to show gigantic and hideous robots hammering one another. So it does. The last hour involves a battle for the universe which for some reason is held at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive in Chicago. This battle is protracted mercilessly beyond all reason, at an ear-shattering sound level, with incomprehensible Autobots and Decepticons sliced up into spurts of action with no sense of the space they occupy.