Shia LaBeouf Calls Transformers: Dark of the Moon "Greatest 3-D Film Ever Made"; Plus New Preview Clip
06.24.11 by Ryan
A new preview clip has arrived online for a movie that Shia LaBeouf has called "the greatest 3-D film ever made."
In an interview with The LA Times, LaBeouf offered enormous praise for the upcoming Transformers sequel, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which is his third movie with director Michael Bay.
We took the 3-D cameras out of the Avatar stages and put them on the head of a dude jumping out of a plane in Chicago while a building is exploding. For real. Four or five dudes actually. It's the greatest 3-D film ever made. It's an amalgamation of ideas from Jim Cameron, Steven [Spielberg] and Michael.
Setting the movie in a real city is part of what LaBeouf liked about Dark of the Moon, revealing that "the only artificial element is the robots" in the city-set action sequences. Perhaps that's why LaBeouf not only thinks the sequel is the "greatest 3-D movie ever made" but also the "greatest action movie ever made" as well.
The last hour of this movie is the greatest action sequence of Mike's career, which would put it on the same level as the greatest action [movie] ever made. You don't breathe for the last hour. There's just no letup, but it's also not completely overwhelming and disconnected, as the second movie was. You didn't know what was fighting what or where you were geography-wise. There was no way to be able to tell a story, whereas this is very Black Hawk Down action. The geography is very clear. There's only four or five dudes you need to be following. The enemy is very clear. The second movie was so... complicated. The best movies are simple.
Last May, LaBeouf expressed his dislike of the previous Transformers movie, Revenge of the Fallen, admitting that he "wasn't impressed" with the sequel and thought that it "lost a bit of the relationships." The latest preview clip is all about relationships, showing a tender moment between LeBeouf and his new, post–Megan Fox girlfriend, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, as she gives him a good luck gift before his interview.
Written by Ehren Kruger, Dark of the Moon a long–secret come to haunt humanity during another clash between the Autobots and Decepticons. John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson and Frances McDormand co–star.