Friday, June 27, 2014

Film Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction [2014]

Transformers Age of Extinction opens up with dinosaurs begin exterminated in the past before moving the story to the present. The movie takes everything from the previous series and moves the story forward. We are reminded of the events for Transformers Dark of the Moon where the city of Chicago and the rest of the world were attacked. Moving to the present Mark Wahlberg finds a truck to use as however soon discovers it’s a Transformer Optimus Prime. Meanwhile the US government is tracking down the last of the transformers using Lockdown. Lockdown is tracking down all the Autobots and Decepticons. Now he wants Optimus Prime captured so he can bring him in to his masters who are likely the Quintessons.

The humans have started building their own robots using old spare parts from the captured Autobots and Decepticons. They build Galvatron however its only Megatron reborn. In exchange for Optimus Prime, Lockdown promises a seed which will help the humans build more Transformers however Galvatron wants the seed to build his new army of Decepticons. Overall the new Transformers Trilogy will eventually lead to the origin of the Transformers, the introduction of the Quintessons, and finally Unicron. The acting is over done however that's what you expect from a Michael Bay directed film to showcase the character's emotions.