Transformers: Dark of the Moon Overview

In 1961, a Cybertronian spacecraft called “The Ark,” carrying a secret weapon to help end the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons, crashed on the dark side of the Moon. Apollo 11 was sent on a secret mission to recover the contents of the ship but no weapons were found.

Sam Witwicky (Shia Labeouf), now graduated from college and looking for a job, gets a visit from his parents while staying with his new girlfriend Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), whom he met while receiving a medal of honor from President Obama. Carly works for a rich car enthusiast named Dylan Gould (Patrick Dempsey).

Megatron has come out hiding, and wants the contents of The Ark for his own uses. A new villain, Shockwave, has come to earth with his giant drilling machine to assist in the takeover of Earth by the Decepticons. Hearing about the spacecraft on the moon, both sides become embroiled in a Space Race to recover the contents of The Ark. In a nod to the generation 1 episode “The Ultimate Doom,” Megatron’s plan involves taking over Chicago to deploy the weapon and rid the world of the Autobots once and for all while reviving their home planet of Cybertron.