Stars: Mark Wahlberg / Stanley Tucci / Nicola Peltz /
Release Date: 2014-06-25
Production Companies: Paramount Pictures, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Hasbro,
Director: Michael Bay, Alicia Accardo, Weicheng Jiang,
Transformers: Age of Extinction Summary
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control - all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs.
The few authentic inspirations to be found in the movie's hundred and sixty-five roiling minutes involve gigantic science-fiction contrivances.
It barely matters whether this movie is good or bad. Bay is now the sort of filmmaker -- the only one, perhaps -- whose moviemaking goes beyond such binary banality.
In the end, though, this is still a movie about giant robots fighting each other, which is to say it's nearly impossible to take seriously on a narrative level.
Inflated, interminable and incoherent ...
You're either awestruck, dumbstruck or just plain struck in the face.