Review: Transformers age of extinction

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“A mechanic and his family join the Autobots as they are targeted by a bounty hunter from another world.”

So that’s a really short blurb… but that’s pretty much what happens in this movie. You know it would be nice if movies made rules for their characters and then actually stuck them. I couldn’t tell you how many times in this movie I had to go, “wait they could always do that? Like from the start? What the fu…”. There are also a whole laundry list of clichés here, like one after the other, in typical Bay fashion. His very identifiable humour is here very presently as well, for better or worst. Also this movie is pretty damn long, and I mean nearly 3 hours long. It tries to get around this by stuffing a lot into the movie, but there are plot holes EVERYWHERE so half of the content only ends up being distracting to be honest. The transformers themselves looked pretty good, they also moved really nicely. That scene where Lockdown is walking like a badass down the street is truly pretty bad ass looking. However I would like to say from all movie goers out there with an IQ above 12 that please Mr. Bay stop using fireworks for explosions. I SAID STOP. I mean give the man props, he just slapped this movie together out his ass somehow and made just you know a little 300 million worldwide opening weekend. This is why we cant have nice things. When movies like this can make so much money, but really great movies like Edge of Tomorrow aren’t, we’re basically begging Hollywood to never take us seriously and make another good movie again.  

Review Score : 3.5 out of 10

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