Transformers: Dark of the Moon is released tomorrow and reviews are beginning to spread around the interweb.
The general consensus seems to be that it's a better film than the second, but not as good as the first. The Hollywood Reporter spewed, "The kick of the first movie was the pleasurable shock of humans and these transformative mechanical beings interacting. The third chapter is dedicated to little more than wanton destruction." Variety chimed in with, "(Director Michael) Bay seems to have placed a slightly higher value on visual coherence, holding the frame longer than usual, demonstrating more continuity in the editing, allowing the viewer to savour the cars' 3D-enhanced transformations in tantalizing slow-motion, and including enough wide shots to allow for a more generous, less claustrophobic view of the action. The result may still be a big, bloated spectacle, but it's a big, bloated spectacle you can just about follow." The only real rave so far has come courtesy of the ever reliable Drew McWeeny from Hitfix.com who called it "easily the best film in the series."
I seen it this morning and would agree more with Variety. It's got the typical Bay self indulgence in abundance, and is far too long. But the action is super slick. Review will be live later today.