Transformers Age of Extinction an Epic Fail

Transformers Age of Extinction Review

Transformers directed by Michael bay with a completely new human cast of actors that included Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and T.J. Miller. Was an interesting idea, using the fresh cast trying to implement the same old concept from the previous films. Unfortunately it had zero affect because after all the humans were never the real stars of the transformers franchise.
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Transformer logo
Transformers Started with a solid exposition introducing all the new human characters and the new world order where a black ops division of the CIA led by Kelsey Grammer made it their mission to destroy all Autobots, to protect the human race. That's fine but after half an hour everything started falling apart. Kelsey Grammer was using some new transformer to kill all the Autobots, say what? Didn't he want get rid of them all? if we ignore that and swallow in the team up between Kelsey Grammer and the new transformer the movie was actually fluent and fun just until Michael bay decided to kill off Lucas (T.J. Miller). With Miller in the mix the film was not really taking itself seriously and it was actually fun. The moment he died you would think to yourself: "what just happened" worrying not only about the fun that Miller brought to the film but trying to figure out how could his death help the entire plot of the film to develop. I will share a secret with you all, Miller's death didn't do anything, it made the film a lot harder to watch.
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Optimus Prime
Stanley Tucci played the cheesiest character that could be found on the screen. First he was a villain than he grown a conscience and then he turned to be a good guy. This was a magnificent transformation that nobody wanted to see. Joshua Joyce was a completely useless character, that ate way too much screen time and for what? Who cared about this guy and how he has grown as a human being?
In the last few years I heard a phrase that constantly repeated itself regarding Michael Bay movies. Michael Bay's movies are 30 minutes longer than they should be. I was never a fond of this phrase before, until now. Transformers: Dark of the Moon felt a bit longer than it should have been. But only in Age of Extinction I completely agreed with the critics. After 90 minutes it felt like it should end. The fact that I was only in the middle (Age of Extinction was 165 minutes long) of the damn thing, made me even more angry. The last hour was agonizing and unwatchable. The last hour of the film had a lot of action comical segments and plenty of Nicola Peltz but it felt like we were re-watching the same scenes we saw half an hour ago, how many times can you watch the same old thing especially when its average at best. I was so frustrated from the film that I didn't even care for the Dinobots that showed up towards the end.
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Transformers Bumblebee

The bottom line, I can't believe that I'm saying this because I loved the animated series so much when I was a kid in the 90's but you shouldn't watch Transformers Age of Extinction. This is one of my most frustrating movie experiences this year. I will spare you the time, but if you are a masochist and you still want to try it to see how bad it is. You can start watching but after Miller dies you should stop, it only goes downhill from that point on.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu Ray DVD
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  1. You certainly were disappointed in Bay's effort. It was actually a bit too long.