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DVD Review Transformers: Age of Extinction

Release Date: September 30, 2014
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Michael Bay
Screenwriter: Ehren Kruger
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng, Titus Welliver, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, John DiMaggio, Mark Ryan, Robert Foxworth, Reno Wilson
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Michael Bay has done it again; he has taken a fond childhood memory of beloved robots in disguise and ruined it. The fourth Transformers movie finds the Autobots being hunted down after the battle in Chicago.

Mark Wahlberg is a vast improvement over the former Transformers male lead Shia LaBeouf. He unlike LaBeouf, can actually lead a high intense action film. There are moments that his over protective father gimmick  can get old. Wahlberg’s character was able to bring the action and the funny.

One improvement that Transformers Age of Extinction has over the other films,  is the amazing robots fighting. In previous films when Autobots and Decepticons when toe to toe, it was a jumble of metal. In the new film,  the action and fighting sequences are clear as day. There is something satisfing about being able to see  Optimus Prime do his thing and know what was going down. However,  for such a high budget special effects movie, there were several scenes that look like cheap green screen. Nothing worse than being taken out of a movie because of poor and quickly edited scenes.

If you are looking for a mindless summer action flick, then Transformers is the movie for you. But if you want to hold onto your childhood memories of the Transformers from then skip this one or wait till red box.

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