Movie Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction

Movie/TV reviews, Reviews

First things first; if you are a pretentious movie-goer that does not know how to have fun whilst watching a movie, than you have already made up your mind about Transformers: Age of Extinction. For the rest of us in the world, this fourth installment in the Transformers series is a BLAST!

This is the definition of a summer movie. Sure it’s dumb and the acting is totally phoned in, but the action set pieces and cool special effects sequences make you forget about those short comings.

The storyline for this installment is actually pretty cool. The government is basically killing all transformers so that they can be melted down for scraps and rebuilt into robots to work for the humans. All of the Autobots have gone into hiding, until Mark Walberg’s character discovers Optimus Prime. From then on its chase sequence followed by action scene after action scene. For such a long movie, it really had my attention throughout, which is more than I could say for Amazing Spider-Man 2.

As I mentioned earlier, the movie is really dumb. This isn’t going to win any awards for screenwriting, but who really cares? This is the perfect film to turn off your brain and let the craziness on screen unfold right before your eyes. This is a perfect, fun, and ridiculous summer movie that should not be taken seriously.

In all, yes go see Transformers: Age of Extinction. It’s a fun, dumb, wild ride that’s perfect for summer.

+The action scenes are amazing. The final battle in Bejing has some of the best -special effects I’ve ever seen.
+The Dinobots (while having very limited screen time) were so cool.
+The dumb, cringe humor of the past Transformers movies is nowhere to be seen in this one.

-While having some of the most amazing effects ever, it also has some of the worst and most obvious green screening I have ever seen.
-The acting is very lazy, even for the Transformers’ voice work
-Megatron is “reborn” as Galvatron then he runs away with an hour left in the film only to proclaim “he’ll be back”

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