Transformers: Age of Extinction: Movie Review
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" is literally the most bloated and most convoluted film in the franchise. We're not kidding when we say that you could have another trilogy with this film's story alone. Numerous antagonists, protagonists, and sub-characters litter the film and matching this with Bay's film style is a guarantee mix for a disaster. The 165 minute experience was mostly a mixed-one with half of it feeling unnecessary drivel that will even test the mettle of die-hard fans of CGI-heavy, explosive, epic-scale action.
Four years after the catastrophic events in Chicago, Earth has mostly recovered from the great war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Now though, the humans have decided to relinquish any ties with the Autobots thinking they have only brought more trouble than good and have branded them as fugitives. But when Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), a struggling and broke inventor, and his daughter, Tessa (Nicola Peltz) discover Optimus Prime, they bring down Autobots, the CIA and even a mysterious robotic Bounty Hunter on them.
This is the biggest and most ambitious of the film in the franchise. Unfortunately, it could easily be the worst too. There's too many things happening all at the same time and with Michael Bay seemingly fast-cutting scene after scene and worse, purposely putting in filler scenes in between those, it's pretty hard to get into the film itself. If it was a different filming style it could have worked but the film felt out of whack in terms of balancing. The first half was heavily slow. The middle ramps up the action but also presents antagonist upon antagonist. The last part was just pure mayhem in terms of tying everything up. Let's just say that characters will disappear out of nowhere and the Dinobots were just dropped in out of nowhere without any explanation on why they exist in the first place. Overall, we just felt really tired and drained while watching "Transformers: Age of Extinction". It was just too long and had a little too much of everything to be enjoyable.
Rating: 2 reels
Why you should watch it:
- almost 3 hours of Michael Bay style filmming will make the fans of him cry
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- almost 3 hours of Michael Bay style filmming is not a good way to tell a complicated and bloated plot
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