We know that Shia LaBeouf thinks that the upcoming Transformers movie is the best of the series, but what will you think? You don’t have to wait until footage is released to formulate your opinions, as a newly unveiled plot synopsis tells you everything you need to know.
The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe 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.
So, there’s that. Is that enough information to tell you whether or not you’re going to enjoy the third Transformers movie? Perhaps you’d already made up your mind?
And if you aren’t familiar with Shockwave, here’s a video primer. It’s… not safe for work.
Transformers: The Dark of the Moon hits theaters on July 1, 2011.