CAN TRANSFORMERS MAKE A KILLING AT THE BOX OFFICE?
MEGAN Fox may have departed the Transformers franchise but director Michael Bay and the remaining cast return for an explosive third chapter, which is the first of the series to be screened in 3D. Like its predecessors, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is a ridiculously entertaining thrill-ride that jettisons script, dialogue and characterisation to deliver 154 minutes of testosteronefuelled carnage. The flimsy plot opens in the early 1960s when a Cybertronian spacecraft crash-lands on the Moon, sparking a race between the Americans and the Russians to reach the satellite. During a TV blackout, the crew of Apollo 11 retrieves an important Autobot artefact and returns it to Earth, unaware that more than 40 years later, the device will spark a titanic war with the Decepticons. As usual, Sam Witwicky
Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks get together.