We enjoyed the first transformers film, but didn't think much of the second. However the trailer for Transformers Dark Side of the Moon was excellent. The first ten minutes of the film, which featured the first moon landing, was superb. Then the film fell apart. It's not just that the Witwickey character is rubbish or the fact that the Autobots are a bit soft, but the language, the sex and the violence is way too much for a 12A.
Having seen the first two films we thought we were in safe territory. We'd taken our son for his 8th birthday, along with a friend, and my wife and I were wincing most of the way through. The language was very frequent and gratuitous, including at least one use of the F word. There was a lot of flesh on show in the opening scenes with Whitwiky. Once the film got going, there was a lot of gratuitous violence, including Transformers machine gunning humans in an office block through the window and Transformers vaporising humans leaving only a skull rolling away. What were the classifiers thinking?
As well as language, sex and violence the film just seemed to go on forever. There was a plot discrepancy where Megatron cuts Sentinel Prime's head off and a few minutes later it's on again when he fights with Optimus Prime.
Don't take your children to see this film.