Transformers: Age of Extinction | Movie Review

About Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction  is a 2014 science fiction action film based on the Transformers franchise. It is the fourth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and stars Mark Wahlberg in the lead role. A sequel to Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the film takes place four years after the invasion of Chicago. Like its predecessors, the film is directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay is written by Ehren Kruger, who has served as screenwriter since Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The film features an entirely new cast of human characters and is the first in the series to feature the Dinobots. Returning Transformers include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Leadfoot, and Brains. The film was released on June 27, 2014, in IMAX and 3D.

Since its release, the movie has received negative reviews from critics; criticizing the plot, script, direction and acting, but praising the action scenes and visual effects and Wahlberg and Tucci's performances.

Plot :


Sixty-five million years ago, during the Cretaceous Period, beings known as the "Creators" detonate many "Seeds", wiping out all life on Earth. In the present, a geologist named Darcy discovers a dinosaur corpse covered in a strange metal.

Four years have passed since the Battle of Chicago. Cade Yeager, a struggling inventor and his friend Lucas buy an old truck to strip it for parts and sell it to get Cade's daughter, Tessa, through college. He soon discovers it is a Transformer named Optimus Prime. Cade sees that he is injured and repairs him. Meanwhile, an elite CIA unit named Cemetery Wind, headed by paranoid agent Harold Attinger, has been tasked with hunting down the remaining Decepticons. However, he secretly hunts down both Autobots and Decepticons. With the help of a Transformer bounty hunter named Lockdown, they hunt down and brutally kill Ratchet. After finding out Optimus is in Texas, the unit, led by James Savoy, and Lockdown travel there and threaten Cade, Tessa, and Lucas. Optimus comes out of hiding and attacks the operatives, allowing them to escape. They are saved by Shane Dyson, Tessa's secret boyfriend, and after a lengthy chase they get away from the unit. However, Lucas is killed by Lockdown's grenade. Optimus rallies the remaining Autobots: Bumblebee, Hound, Drift, and Crosshairs. Cade hacks into a drone he took from the raid and finds out that Cemetery Wind is working with the corporation KSI. They decide to infiltrate KSI's headquarters to see what they are doing.

Meanwhile, Joshua Joyce, the head of KSI, shows Darcy that he has perfected transformium, a codeable, molecularly unstable metal that the Transformers are made of. He has imprisoned Brains to decode dead Transformers' brains and put them into the human-created ones. He shows Darcy his prized creation, Galvatron, who was created using data from Megatron's head.


Production  company : Paramount Pictures, di Bonaventura Pictures, Hasbro, China Movie Channel, Jiaflix Enterprises

Distributed by : Paramount Pictures

Movie Review :


My notes on Transformers: Age of Extinction:

1. I never expected anything great (or logical, or even a hint of a story) from a Michael Bay movie. I just wanted something enjoyable for the next two hours. Subjecting myself to almost three hours of nonsense was just pure torture.

2. I thought The Happening would be the worst movie in Marky Mark’s career. I was obviously wrong. It would be very hard to beat this one.

3. Whoever thought that Nicola Peltz was in the same league as Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was just crazy. I kept wishing that her character would get killed minutes after she started whining. She was always going after her boyfriend and not caring about her father and I guess it was supposed to be funny but my brain just kept screaming, “Oh, just die bitch!”.

4. Wasn’t it weird that Marky Mark was so against sexualizing his teenage daughter and yet the movie had her in so many cleavage, leg, and butt shots?

5. I guess everyone that complained about the death of Philippine Cinema with the endless product placements in My Little Bossings should see this one. I got so bored that I resorted to shouting every single ad that I saw onscreen. And yes, that mini-Budweiser Lite commercial made me cringe to my soul.

6. The daughter got molested by a slimy creature and the only thing she could say after cutting off its tongue (?) was, “Ewww!”. Really?!

7. Who was that Asian chick and why was she even in this movie? I laughed so hard when she said “Shet!” in one scene that didn’t make any sense at all.

8. I pity T.J. Miller who played a completely unfunny, totally obnoxious (in an annoying and not hilarious way) variation of his completely funny character in Silicon Valley. Spend your three hours downloading and binge-watching that series instead.

9. Hong Kong is such a lovely city and it was sad to see that its sole purpose here was to get destroyed. I’ll just create better memories this weekend.

10. Can we move on to other toys, please? Isn’t it time for a live-action Care Bears movie?


TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Michael Bay, 2014) – Like hitting yourself on the head with a hammer for two and a half hours. 
 


Movie Star Rate : ★☆☆☆☆




Written and review by Json Javier.

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