Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Checks all the summer blockbuster boxes but doesn’t bring anything new. It’s another Transformers movie, and that really just about sums it up

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

What is it? The 4th film in the Transformers series that sees Mark Wahlberg as the new protagonist in a post Transformers 1-3 world where people who drive black vans are trying to kill off the Transformers and reverse-engineer their technology so that they can build a controlled army of Transformers for themselves.

Goofy but courageous protagonist? Check. Hot blond in short shorts? Check. Racial stereotypes, sunsets, slow motion helicopters, tons of product placements and an incredibly long (2hr45) runtime that consists of overly long battle sequences with way too many explosions? Check, check, check, check aaaaaand check. This movie also offers slow-mo cuts to sunset shots in the middle of daytime scenes (really) and characters that change accents every scene, but nothing screams blockbuster quite like a scene of a giant transforming robot riding on top of an even bigger fire-breathing robot Tyrannosaurus Rex. Yes.

In short, if you’ve ever watched a Transformers film before, you know exactly what you are getting yourself into here. It has its fun moments and it’s great for decimating boxes of popcorn, but in the end, just like the last few… its not very memorable at all.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor
Director: Michael Bay      |      Rotten Tomatoes: 20%

 

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4 Comments

  1. Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza) June 29, 2014

    I’ll pass on this. Now we just hope that Michael Baysplosion doesn’t muck up The TMNT movie :/

    • Nick de Bruyne June 30, 2014

      Im hoping that the only reason this movie wasn’t great is because Bay was just spending all his effort on TMNT (pleasepleasepleaseplease).

      • Rince&Shitity June 30, 2014

        Oh man… I’ve seen the latest trailer and you may as well replace the reptiles with robots…

        • Nick de Bruyne June 30, 2014

          I really liked the latest TMNT trailer, I think it looks really cool. Transformers, even now, could be made so much better by just editing the movie down by about 45 mins and cutting out so much of the actioney trash. Action is no fun if it just becomes a big blurry mess for 40 mins

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