The plot synopsis for Transformers: The Dark of the Moon has inadvertently been revealed via the Amazon description for the Transformers 3 Push-Pops. For folks who want to avoid spoilers (although seriously, it’s Transformers for God’s sake), I’ve put the synopsis after the jump.
Transformers: The Dark of the Moon is in 3D, directed by Michael Bay, and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Alan Tudyk, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, and John Malkovich. The film is slated to open on July 1, 2011.
The Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009’s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There’s new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime “Transformers” character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth.
I love thinking of the Transformers as Sam Witwicky’s “robot friends”. Here’s a brief recap of what else we know about the sequel:
- Characters that die stay dead
- Bay says “This one really builds to a final crescendo. It’s not three multiple endings.” He goes on to say, “As a trilogy, it really ends. It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending.”
- They aim to upgrade the franchise with a more coherent story and less goofball humor