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Mark Wahlberg carries a big effing gun in this new Transformers 4 poster

Mar. 3, 2014by:

One of the biggest mistakes that Paramount and Michael Bay made with the first three TRANSFORMERS was putting too much focus on the robots themselves. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but hear me out. When the biggest faces you can put on your movie poster are CGI robots, what does that say about the caliber of acting in the movie? Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox were serviceable as the humans in the first movie, but as the trilogy wore on, the central focus became big explosions and screeching metal.

The first character poster for TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION has been revealed and it looks like the studio is going to market this film on the marquee name that is Mark Wahlberg. Front and center in this one sheet is the star of Michael Bay's movie as his character, Cade Yeager. In his hands is some sort of gun-sword-thing and a huge robot lurks in the background. But, there can be no mistake that the star of this movie is Wahlberg and not an Autobot.

A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them.

Granted, this is one poster of what will surely be many, but at least they are trying to start off on the right foot. I mean, there is a gigantic robot dinosaur in the trailer, how realistic is it going to get? I just hope that all of the hype we are being fed from Bay and company is true and this movie will be way better than the three we have already gotten.

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles and T.J. Miller will be released on June 27th, 2014.

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1:19PM on 03/04/2014

Cause he's a DOER!!

Great if he can do the theme song! Already got the next Oscar nomination. No LeDouche!
Great if he can do the theme song! Already got the next Oscar nomination. No LeDouche!
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11:04AM on 03/04/2014

Good for your bank account Mark Wahlberg........

Michael Bay really stepping out of his confort zone on this one guys. I haven't seen anything from him like this since......maybe as far back as Transformers 3 or even Transformers 2 or even just maybe Transformers......I got Goosebumps!
Michael Bay really stepping out of his confort zone on this one guys. I haven't seen anything from him like this since......maybe as far back as Transformers 3 or even Transformers 2 or even just maybe Transformers......I got Goosebumps!
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2:17AM on 03/04/2014

Marky Mark Appeal

So many folks keep insisting that the robots are the main attraction in this series, but after the first one, the luster is lost. The people in marketing like their jobs, and their not putting Marky Mark on the posters by accident. All this shit is tested, ad nauseam. And obviously, folks are more interested in seeing what Dirk Diggler does to the robots than seeing the robots themselves. Once the CGI robots were out of the bag, the human beings are the only "real" aspect of these movies. And
So many folks keep insisting that the robots are the main attraction in this series, but after the first one, the luster is lost. The people in marketing like their jobs, and their not putting Marky Mark on the posters by accident. All this shit is tested, ad nauseam. And obviously, folks are more interested in seeing what Dirk Diggler does to the robots than seeing the robots themselves. Once the CGI robots were out of the bag, the human beings are the only "real" aspect of these movies. And that's what the people want. Or don't. We'll find out soon enuff. :)
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9:22PM on 03/03/2014
The Magic Hour Warrior.
The Magic Hour Warrior.
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8:22PM on 03/03/2014
You've Got The Touch!!
You've Got The Touch!!
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9:04AM on 03/04/2014
You've got the the poweeeerrrrrr!
You've got the the poweeeerrrrrr!
10:21AM on 03/04/2014
Yeahhhhhh *playing air guitar*
Yeahhhhhh *playing air guitar*
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8:17PM on 03/03/2014

hey Megatron...

say hi to your mother for me.
say hi to your mother for me.
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2:09AM on 03/04/2014
Pure awesomeness.
Pure awesomeness.
7:19PM on 03/03/2014
I'll probably watch the movie in theaters (along with everybody else) and bitch about it later.
I'll probably watch the movie in theaters (along with everybody else) and bitch about it later.
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6:22PM on 03/03/2014
It's nice to come into an article and see other people raging. I hate on Singer for X-Men every other day but I don't really care as much about Transformers. It has potential, but it's not going to bother me if it doesn't exist.
I do think this may be the best one yet though.
It's nice to come into an article and see other people raging. I hate on Singer for X-Men every other day but I don't really care as much about Transformers. It has potential, but it's not going to bother me if it doesn't exist.
I do think this may be the best one yet though.
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6:00PM on 03/03/2014

The rules have changed....

But the players are the same!!
But the players are the same!!
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5:51PM on 03/03/2014
looks more like a sword.
looks more like a sword.
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6:31PM on 03/03/2014
Straight outta Halo
Straight outta Halo
7:14PM on 03/03/2014
Japanese Transformers have used swords like that since the 1980's.

Halo came to be in 2001. Halo is the copycat here, make no mistake about it. "Straight outta Halo" LOL, ok sure.
Japanese Transformers have used swords like that since the 1980's.

Halo came to be in 2001. Halo is the copycat here, make no mistake about it. "Straight outta Halo" LOL, ok sure.
7:15PM on 03/03/2014
Or Final Fantasy.
Or Final Fantasy.
5:34PM on 03/03/2014

Um, the movie's called TRANSFORMERS not MARK WAHLBERG

the flick should be about the robots, not the humans. MIchael Bay's problem is that he couldn't give the robots any defining character traits that made them relateable to the audience. So it became screeching metal for 2+ hours.

I'm not the world's biggest TRANSFORMERS fan but the series can be done right if you have a director that knows story and character. Michael Bay doesn't.
the flick should be about the robots, not the humans. MIchael Bay's problem is that he couldn't give the robots any defining character traits that made them relateable to the audience. So it became screeching metal for 2+ hours.

I'm not the world's biggest TRANSFORMERS fan but the series can be done right if you have a director that knows story and character. Michael Bay doesn't.
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12:46AM on 03/04/2014
Lmfao ive just watched your score go from -4 to +4 in 2 mins. You are TRULY pathetic. Lmfao. Oh man. Im going to bed.
Lmfao ive just watched your score go from -4 to +4 in 2 mins. You are TRULY pathetic. Lmfao. Oh man. Im going to bed.
4:58PM on 03/03/2014
"One of the biggest mistakes that Paramount and Michael Bay made with the first three TRANSFORMERS was putting too much focus on the robots themselves."

I thought you were going to follow this up with a "just kidding!" You can't possibly be serious.

The stars of the film should be the Transformers, not whichever generic actor they plop in the starring role. The cartoons focused on the robots and made characters out of them. It's not the Transformers' fault Bay can't craft a competent
"One of the biggest mistakes that Paramount and Michael Bay made with the first three TRANSFORMERS was putting too much focus on the robots themselves."

I thought you were going to follow this up with a "just kidding!" You can't possibly be serious.

The stars of the film should be the Transformers, not whichever generic actor they plop in the starring role. The cartoons focused on the robots and made characters out of them. It's not the Transformers' fault Bay can't craft a competent movie around them. People don't go to see the movies for the humans, they're there to see the autobots and the decepticons.
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5:16PM on 03/03/2014
Please see reply to first comment. Thank you
Please see reply to first comment. Thank you
5:23PM on 03/03/2014
I saw your comment and I disagree with it. You realize there's an entire show based around the Transformers, right? And that there was barely any human element to it yet somehow still managed to tell better, more engaging stories than all three (probably four) of the movies combined.

I really don't see how anyone could say the films focused "too heavily" on the robots. I mean, they're the main characters. The movies are called "Transformers" not "Will Sam Get a Job and Get The
I saw your comment and I disagree with it. You realize there's an entire show based around the Transformers, right? And that there was barely any human element to it yet somehow still managed to tell better, more engaging stories than all three (probably four) of the movies combined.

I really don't see how anyone could say the films focused "too heavily" on the robots. I mean, they're the main characters. The movies are called "Transformers" not "Will Sam Get a Job and Get The Girl?"

If anything, the films rely too heavily on the human actors. the reasoning behind that being "well, we need something the audience can relate to." But that's just an excuse or an inability on their part to make the robots into three dimensional characters and not just the source of explosions.

Would you really want to watch a movie called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that wasn't at all about the TMNT but some police task force that worked along side them? Of course you wouldn't. But unfortunately that's essentially what Transformers has become.
7:26PM on 03/03/2014
Did you just compare a cartoon that had a budget of close to 200,000$ in adjusted dollars to a 200,000,000$ movie with a 100,000,000 marketing cost? Even the transformers movie in the 80s was 6 million and did NOT recoup its budget back then.

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Please use common sense. The fans of the transformers cartoon would NOT be sufficient to recoup its money if thats how they created the movie with no actors and just CG characters. Not even lf hell froze over.
Did you just compare a cartoon that had a budget of close to 200,000$ in adjusted dollars to a 200,000,000$ movie with a 100,000,000 marketing cost? Even the transformers movie in the 80s was 6 million and did NOT recoup its budget back then.

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Please use common sense. The fans of the transformers cartoon would NOT be sufficient to recoup its money if thats how they created the movie with no actors and just CG characters. Not even lf hell froze over.
8:08PM on 03/03/2014
Too bad. All that money and they still can't make a halfway decent movie.

Well, as long as they make money, right? That's all that matters.

Please also note: no where did I say that every character in the movie need be a CGI construct. I said that the Transformers should be the main characters. Secondary human characters are fine (they existed in the source material).

What are you trying to say anyway? That movies without live actors are less successful? Pixar would like a word.
Too bad. All that money and they still can't make a halfway decent movie.

Well, as long as they make money, right? That's all that matters.

Please also note: no where did I say that every character in the movie need be a CGI construct. I said that the Transformers should be the main characters. Secondary human characters are fine (they existed in the source material).

What are you trying to say anyway? That movies without live actors are less successful? Pixar would like a word.
9:40PM on 03/03/2014
You just missed the point. Pixar and transformers is different.
You just missed the point. Pixar and transformers is different.
9:52PM on 03/03/2014
You had a point? What was it? That the movies should be dumbed down to appeal to the lowest common denominator and maximize profits?

Got it.
You had a point? What was it? That the movies should be dumbed down to appeal to the lowest common denominator and maximize profits?

Got it.
11:17PM on 03/03/2014
Pixar are kids movies. The point of these movies is to see them in live action. Live action with only CG characters is counter intuitive. And I never mentioned the quality of the movies. Yes Transformers 1-3 are all meh movies. You just tried to put words in my mouth to try and prove a point. However you just end up looking like an idiot. Further proved by the current minus rating of your comment.
Pixar are kids movies. The point of these movies is to see them in live action. Live action with only CG characters is counter intuitive. And I never mentioned the quality of the movies. Yes Transformers 1-3 are all meh movies. You just tried to put words in my mouth to try and prove a point. However you just end up looking like an idiot. Further proved by the current minus rating of your comment.
12:01AM on 03/04/2014
Lol, did you really just spam the thumb down button to try to proove your point? You literally could not be more pathetic.

I guess you missed the part where I said the movies need not be entirely CGI. I'm thinking reading comprehension isn't your strongest trait.

Enjoy your eighth grade level humor and deeply nuanced character arcs, those must be what's pulling in audiences.
Lol, did you really just spam the thumb down button to try to proove your point? You literally could not be more pathetic.

I guess you missed the part where I said the movies need not be entirely CGI. I'm thinking reading comprehension isn't your strongest trait.

Enjoy your eighth grade level humor and deeply nuanced character arcs, those must be what's pulling in audiences.
12:28AM on 03/04/2014
I wish I could spam the thumb down button. And still. You keep coming back on the quality of the movies as if I said they were good. Which I didnt. I believe it is you who is struggling in the reading comprehension.
I wish I could spam the thumb down button. And still. You keep coming back on the quality of the movies as if I said they were good. Which I didnt. I believe it is you who is struggling in the reading comprehension.
12:28AM on 03/04/2014
I wish I could spam the thumb down button. And still. You keep coming back on the quality of the movies as if I said they were good. Which I didnt. I believe it is you who is struggling in the reading comprehension.
I wish I could spam the thumb down button. And still. You keep coming back on the quality of the movies as if I said they were good. Which I didnt. I believe it is you who is struggling in the reading comprehension.
12:31AM on 03/04/2014
Also you claim that im so pathetic because you think I spammed a button when you went back and edited a post and even make a point of writing "please also note". You are not the sharpest tool in the shed are you?
Also you claim that im so pathetic because you think I spammed a button when you went back and edited a post and even make a point of writing "please also note". You are not the sharpest tool in the shed are you?
12:35AM on 03/04/2014
See, when you refresh the page to vote the comment down again it reposts your comment.

But if my comment having a negative number helps you sleep at night, knock yourself out.
See, when you refresh the page to vote the comment down again it reposts your comment.

But if my comment having a negative number helps you sleep at night, knock yourself out.
12:37AM on 03/04/2014
Actually, I only refreshed to go back and rewrite a comment which ended up being the one below that. If I was so concerned about being "caught" I would have edited the post and write what I subsequently wrote. Take a hike bozo and get off joblo.
Actually, I only refreshed to go back and rewrite a comment which ended up being the one below that. If I was so concerned about being "caught" I would have edited the post and write what I subsequently wrote. Take a hike bozo and get off joblo.
12:40AM on 03/04/2014
Sure, I guess 10 different people came in here right now and voted the comment down.

You're not very good at this.
Sure, I guess 10 different people came in here right now and voted the comment down.

You're not very good at this.
12:40AM on 03/04/2014
OMG A DOUBLE POST. I MUST HAVE THUMBED DOWNED YOU AGAIN SOMEHOW.

Actually, I only refreshed to go back and rewrite a comment which ended up being the one below that. If I was so concerned about being "caught" I would have edited the post and write what I subsequently wrote. Take a hike bozo and get off joblo.
OMG A DOUBLE POST. I MUST HAVE THUMBED DOWNED YOU AGAIN SOMEHOW.

Actually, I only refreshed to go back and rewrite a comment which ended up being the one below that. If I was so concerned about being "caught" I would have edited the post and write what I subsequently wrote. Take a hike bozo and get off joblo.
12:42AM on 03/04/2014
Ya im sure you went from a -7 to a +8 in 20 mins too right? Youre not very good at this are you ;) and no. I havent spammed you. Im trying to and it says ive already voted on this comment.
Ya im sure you went from a -7 to a +8 in 20 mins too right? Youre not very good at this are you ;) and no. I havent spammed you. Im trying to and it says ive already voted on this comment.
12:48AM on 03/04/2014
Lmfao ive just watched your score go from -4 to +10 in 1 min. You are TRULY pathetic. Lmfao. Oh man. Im going to bed.
Lmfao ive just watched your score go from -4 to +10 in 1 min. You are TRULY pathetic. Lmfao. Oh man. Im going to bed.
12:49AM on 03/04/2014
Yeah, I guess people really agree you're a retard.
Yeah, I guess people really agree you're a retard.
12:51AM on 03/04/2014
If they did. Theyd chime in with a comment but in all seriousness. Its not worth their effort cuz you are being so pathetic that ur upvoting yourself and editing your previous comments.
If they did. Theyd chime in with a comment but in all seriousness. Its not worth their effort cuz you are being so pathetic that ur upvoting yourself and editing your previous comments.
12:53AM on 03/04/2014
Now go ahead. Make a new profile and pretend to be someone else and make a derogatory comment about me. Come on. You know you want to. You are after all that pathetic.
Now go ahead. Make a new profile and pretend to be someone else and make a derogatory comment about me. Come on. You know you want to. You are after all that pathetic.
12:53AM on 03/04/2014
Quick, vote my post down again so you can pretend people agree with you.
Quick, vote my post down again so you can pretend people agree with you.
12:55AM on 03/04/2014
Lmao is that your plan? You upvote yourself from -7 or -4 to a plus 15 and expect people to think Im downvoting you when youve upvoted yourself? Next time put yourself at +2 or 3. Like where everyone else is.
Lmao is that your plan? You upvote yourself from -7 or -4 to a plus 15 and expect people to think Im downvoting you when youve upvoted yourself? Next time put yourself at +2 or 3. Like where everyone else is.
12:57AM on 03/04/2014
Lol, it's funny because you actually care about the upvotes and downvotes like they've ever mattered or somehow validate or invalidate opinions.

Go back to reddit.
Lol, it's funny because you actually care about the upvotes and downvotes like they've ever mattered or somehow validate or invalidate opinions.

Go back to reddit.
4:06AM on 03/04/2014
lol I only pointed out that people disagreed with you. You are the one who started to huff and puff like a child about how the downvofes had to be me spamming and now you are acting like it wasnt a big deal to you? Come on man. Youre all over the place.
lol I only pointed out that people disagreed with you. You are the one who started to huff and puff like a child about how the downvofes had to be me spamming and now you are acting like it wasnt a big deal to you? Come on man. Youre all over the place.
4:09AM on 03/04/2014
And seeing how you were sitting comfortably at a -4 and upvoted yourself to a +20. Maybe youre the one who should go to reddit my 13 year old friend.
And seeing how you were sitting comfortably at a -4 and upvoted yourself to a +20. Maybe youre the one who should go to reddit my 13 year old friend.
7:12AM on 03/04/2014
Says the guy who had to spam the downvote so he could try and point it out in his comment like it means something.

If you weren't mentally handicapped you would have downvoted all the comments on the page with opinions similar to my own, not just mine.

Just to wrap everthing up, though, you're arguing that you don't care about the movies or their quality, calling the first three films "meh" but insisting the movies include more of what made them "meh": Michael Bay's juvenile attempts at
Says the guy who had to spam the downvote so he could try and point it out in his comment like it means something.

If you weren't mentally handicapped you would have downvoted all the comments on the page with opinions similar to my own, not just mine.

Just to wrap everthing up, though, you're arguing that you don't care about the movies or their quality, calling the first three films "meh" but insisting the movies include more of what made them "meh": Michael Bay's juvenile attempts at human drama. Or did you really go to see the movies because you were that invested in whether or not Sam made friends at college or which girl he ended up with?
9:41AM on 03/04/2014
Still going on about the down voting eh? Got nothing else? Lol
Still going on about the down voting eh? Got nothing else? Lol
10:30AM on 03/04/2014
Well, when you cry about downvotes and make the conversation about that, ignoring everything else in my posts, then we talk in circles.
Well, when you cry about downvotes and make the conversation about that, ignoring everything else in my posts, then we talk in circles.
1:25PM on 03/04/2014
Just shut up and watch the movie.
Just shut up and watch the movie.
4:02PM on 03/04/2014
Nobody replies, because nobody really cares about the argument you both were making and yes I wasted 5 min. of my life reading all of it. Very pointless.
Nobody replies, because nobody really cares about the argument you both were making and yes I wasted 5 min. of my life reading all of it. Very pointless.
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4:34PM on 03/03/2014
Looks more like a sword than a gun.
Looks more like a sword than a gun.
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4:39PM on 03/03/2014
Looks like a....Sword-Gun!
Looks like a....Sword-Gun!
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4:17PM on 03/03/2014

Bay Lights

You can almost a tell Michael Bay one-sheet by the lighting alone.
Looks slick, and I know it will be. But will it be good? One can always hope. :)
You can almost a tell Michael Bay one-sheet by the lighting alone.
Looks slick, and I know it will be. But will it be good? One can always hope. :)
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4:15PM on 03/03/2014

Couldn't disagree more

The Transformers are the focus of the story, they should be the focus of the movie. Not background characters or second fiddles to the humans of the story.It's the opposite.
The Transformers are the focus of the story, they should be the focus of the movie. Not background characters or second fiddles to the humans of the story.It's the opposite.
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4:29PM on 03/03/2014
Thats your inner fanboy talking. Of course you have a bigger attachment to the autobots and decepticons than an unnamed actor but what sells tickets to the general public is a NAME actor and focusing on THEM. Its the same excuse I hear about AVP. FANBOYS saying there should be no humans and it should only have aliens and preds with english subtitles for the predators.....really? Thatll only end up with an expensive flop.
Thats your inner fanboy talking. Of course you have a bigger attachment to the autobots and decepticons than an unnamed actor but what sells tickets to the general public is a NAME actor and focusing on THEM. Its the same excuse I hear about AVP. FANBOYS saying there should be no humans and it should only have aliens and preds with english subtitles for the predators.....really? Thatll only end up with an expensive flop.
6:02PM on 03/03/2014
Big name actors aren't the big sell for films anymore, those days are drifting away. By your account we should be going to see "HUMANS: AGE OF TRANSFORMERS"
Big name actors aren't the big sell for films anymore, those days are drifting away. By your account we should be going to see "HUMANS: AGE OF TRANSFORMERS"
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