Film Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction (Mark Wahlberg) Former friends are hunted as enemies

Transformers: Age of Extinction, with Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor & Kelsey Grammer.  Though the 165 minute length of the film was a flaw, by at least 45 minutes; I can’t imagine wrapping up the existing plot & storyline in a mere two hours.  There was just a lot happening.  The problem with this kind of film being overly-long is, the continual swirling VFX (virtual special effects) was visually tiring.  However; I survived it, unscathed & satisfied.

Wahlberg makes a wonderful replacement, in the lead.  At least, he’s a mature presence, welcome as not being hyperactive & childish.  A reference to the now, burnt out Shia LaBeouf.  The under-rated, but not under-paid, actor adds a sincere, innocent touch to the franchise.  I like  him, his talent & non-melodramatic expressiveness.

For those that remember the previous chapters, we notice missing characters & a bit of a vacuum which is worked into the story quite well.  The visuals were indeed remarkable, if a bit repetitive.  Though not really a negative, one would think that a variety of two or three more fictional technologies could have been included.

I recommend the film, for die-hard fans of hardcore, rocket ship, science fiction.  One doesn’t need to be familiar with the old Transformer cartoons, as these movies are in a league of their own.

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2 responses

  1. Thanks for the review
    although a lot of people hate this franchise i always found a way to enjoy them for what they are a fun action roller coaster.