Transformers 3 : Dark of the Moon

Director: Michael Bay

Writer: Ehren Kruger

Stars:Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson



Transformers is a movie based on a children’s toy, and I am guessing that many of the 6 – 8 years olds that play with the transformers, could have written a plot as sound as the one used in this movie.

The Autobots (The good guys) led by Optimus Prime include Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe. are still working with the NEST Team to track down remaining Decepticons. We find out that Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) despite graduating from college and saving the planet; he still appears to lack the skills, and connections necessary to get a basic entry-level job. (That should make all those in college feel real good about their prospects). He does however have a knack for winning the affections of very attractive girl-friends, this time Carly Spencer (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley).

While living with her in her multi level condo, that would be out of the price range of the average CEO, he is once again dragged into saving the world. Sam finds his friend Bumblebee (The talking yellow Camero) and learns that NEST have engaged The Autobots into helping them in their race to beat the Decepticons, aided by Russia, to located the hidden Cybertronian spacecraft that had crashed on the moon back in 1961. Forget about the “Grassy Knoll” and “Magic Bullet,” no the real JFK secret was that we went to the Moon to find this Cybertronian spacecraft.

 OK, so the story is childish in inconsistent; I went to see the movie because I watched them film parts of it in Chicago. It was my desire to see Chicago on the big screen that caused me to pay the ticket price. And yes there was a lot of Chicago in the movie. There was one scene after another that clearly is identifiable as Chicago, Including those that were suppose to be in Washington DC.   For a film that carried a $200,000,000 budget the carelessness was amazing.  As a life-long Chicagoan Ok, maybe I caught some that others might have missed, but NESTS Washington DC Headquarters, was at the old Chicago Post Office, and  when they were suppose to be driving in DC, crossing the Potomac, the Chicago Skyline was as clear  as if they were shooting a Chicago travelogue – thats just nothing short of careless.

Yes, the special effects were fun to watch as for what happened at the end of the story?  “ Who the _____ cares.”

 Below is something I wrote as they were filming the movie here in Chicago

Transformers 3 filmed in Chicago

by Larry Lubell

A long time ago, and far from Chicago, the planet of Cybertron, was home to a war between the “Autobots” and the Decepticons over control of a talisman called “Allspark.” In an attempt to protect “Allspark” from falling into the hands Megatron, leader of the Decepticons; Optimus Prime (leader of the Autobots) hid it here on earth.

From what I can gather these movies have something to do with all these giant transforming robots waging some kind of explosive battle here on Earth, while every male in the audience focused on Megan Fox.

Megan Fox

Well, it appears that the battle has come to the “Chicago Loop.”

This past weekend, most of the streets of heart of Chicago’s financial district had been taken-over by these robots, or at least by DreamWorks SKG. Streets were littered with what looked like massive pieces of falling debris, massive gaping holes, burnt abandoned cars, in other-words- it looked more like the West-Side of Chicago.

In answer to your question; as an Insurance Agent specializing in Car Insurance; Acts of War are not covered under your Auto Insurance policy – while never tested court, I assume that includes war brought to Earth from an other planet.

I’m not sure what plot turns were used to bring the war to the streets of Chicago, but I am sure that the Chicago’s budget will benefit from the large checks the movie studio is writing. In fact, I think Mayor Daley would be well advised to steal this “Allspark” Talisman, keep it hidden forcing the battle to continue along with the seven figure checks from DreamWorks.

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