Friday, 18 July 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction

A mechanic inventor, his daughter and her boyfriend find themselves joining the Autobots as they are targeted by a bounty hunter from another world and Humans.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth film of the Transformers franchise after 2007, 2009, 2011 movies; once again directed by Michael Bay. This time all the cast has changed and every former character is gone. Exit Shia Laboeuf replaced by Mark Wahlberg, his long blond hair and perfect make up (even if she never have access to make up throughout the film) daughter playing by Nicola Peltz and her boyfriend (Jack Reynor). In this case new cast doesn't mean new film. In fact this new Transformers is built in the same way as the first three movies; i-e at first shows off protagonist who are struggling against something, government interfere, then Optimus Prime comes in and fight, plus more governmental dialogues and finally the last 30/40 minutes of the film are nothing but explosions over and over again. Beside that point the major downfall in Michael Bay's movies is that there are to much idiotic humour, racial stereotypes and government conspiracy dimension (that no one really care about). However, Mark Wahlberg is actually the best part of the film. He's a pretty likable character at last. Plus he does things in the film, as grabbing an alien gun and getting involved in the battle. Unlike Shia Laboeuf who spent the entire first three films running and screaming around with his girlfriend(s). Other actors can't really been taken seriously especially Jack Reynor, his character is highly annoying and he didn't do anything to help the people he's surrounding with. They tried to focus on human characters more than Transformers but the problem is that they're quite boring. As a fan of summer big-budget movies and blockbusters in general I know why I'm walking into a theatre in order to see a Michael Bay movie. I don't care about cheesy dialogue and governmental conspiracy. That's probably why this film lost me somewhere in the middle of the second act. What I care about in Michael Bay' films are his amazing special effects and seeing Transformers rolling around and fighting! What disappoint me the most are the poorly constructed dialogues and that every action scenes look like THE big final battle of all time; Which lead me waiting for something much bigger towards the end of the film.  Finally, Michael Bay never really cared about what critics and mostly everyone said about his films. Why? Simply because at the end I spent a good time, people applauded and it will make a hell lot of money...  

Overall, Transformers: Age of Extinction is visually good with amazing special effects and action sequences but when it comes to directing and filming actual real people it looks not that great. If you like those things you will love this movie! 

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