July 3, 2011

The Reel Deal reviews

Transformers: Dark of the Moon


Directed by:

Michael Bay

Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Armageddon & The Rock

Written by:

Ehren Kruger

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,  The Ring, Scream 3 & Arlington Road


Shia LaBouf

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Josh Duhamel

Tyrese Gibson

Frances McDormand

Peter Cullen

Charles Adler

Hugo Weaving


Sam Witwicky





Optimus Prime (voice)

Starscream (voice)

Megatron (voice)


Markiss McFadden

Kenneth Sheard

John Turturro

Patrick Dempsey

John Malkovich

Leonard Nimoy



Baby Face

Marc L



Bruce Brazos

Sentinel Prime (voice)

Shockwave/Soundwave (voice)

IMDB Entry for Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Initial Reactions


  • Better than the second, but not quite as good as the first
  • Shia LaBouf did a solid job
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was way hotter than Megan Fox who is one-dimensional as the sexy-dirty girl
  • X’s note: WHAT!?! Megan Fox is WAY HOTTER!!!
  • Cool to see new transformers and the ghetto-bots get destroyed before the movie in the comic lead-in (see Comics To Checkout below)

Standout Moments or Characters

Glenn's Standouts:

  • War of Cyberton
  • Transformers universe reboot of the human space race.
  • This movie ties plot lines together from the first two
  • Shockwave is not the big bad he is portrayed in the trailers
  • John Turturro and John Malkovich stepped up big.

Geek Nirvana

  • Sentinel Prime is introduced
  • Cybretron, Space Bridge and more hardcore Transformers stuff was great

Easter Eggs

  1. Sentinel Prime drops a very familiar catch phrase from another Leonard Nemoy character.
  2. What did you guys catch as Easter eggs in the movie? Shot us an email at podcast@alt3redegos.com and let us know!

Final Thoughts

  • Glenn: I liked it a lot, but defiantly not best movie of the summer.
  • “If you just sit back and kind of blank out a little bit and enjoy a fun summer time action movie, this is a movie for you.”

Rating (Midnight Release, Opening Weekend, Matinee, DVD, Wait for TV)


Open Weekend

Comics to Checkout from IDW

Transformers (Ongoing Series)

Transformers 3 Movie Prequel: Foundations (Set during the Cybertronian Wars)

Transformers 3 Movie Prequel: Rising Storm (Set right before movie opening)

Comixology is running a special to coincide with the move offering 200 Transformers issues for 99 Cents!

Have a Happy 

July 4th everyone!