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TRANSFORMERS 3: Great Chicago Fire For The 21st Century?

A Great Chicago Fire for the 21st century? A Chicagoan can only hope.

Beautiful waterfront…

The gorgeous green of the Chicago River…

And with only a couple more weeks of Mayor Daley in office, it’s about time we got rid of the terrible concrete planters choking traffic medians in the more moneyed neighborhoods.

3 Responses to “TRANSFORMERS 3: Great Chicago Fire For The 21st Century?”

  1. Telemachos says:

    Meh.

  2. NickF says:

    The editing and camera isn’t shaky as all hell like the previous two. That’s a good change. Story wise it looks to be covering the same ground again, but “darker” this time.

  3. Ray Pride says:

    I’m seduced by seeing locations that I’ve walked through for years getting blown to smithereens: the wall that one transformer parkours up against appears to be in an alley near Chicago’s primary private screening room. And is that skyscraper that breaks in half falling onto the “green” roof of the Michigan Avenue Apple store?

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