Transformers Dark of the Moon Reviews: Not Totally Awful!

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Not every movie critic thinks Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the worst film of the decade. That's pretty much all the third movie in this special effects-based franchise could hope for.

Let's take a look at what journalists are saying about the Shia LaBeouf action flick, which opens on Friday...

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. - Hollywood Reporter

A work of ineffable soullessness and persistent moral idiocy. - The Chicago Tribune

The funniest, best-executed film in the talking, bleeding, Earth-protecting robots-that-look-like-cars-and-trucks series, "Moon" delivers the popcorn in gigantic fist-fulls of fun. - The Orlando Sentinel

Bay misses every opportunity to make something interesting out of his characters; instead, he's content to spend his enormous budget on grinding destruction so generic and visually convoluted, it's often hard to tell who we're supposed to be rooting for. - The New York Daily News

Too long, too dumb and too loud, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is at least an improvement on its immediate predecessor. - The Arizona Republic

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