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What did you think of...Transformers: Age of Extinction?

Jun. 28, 2014by: Paul Shirey

Michael Bay's latest "robots in disguise" epic, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, is hitting theaters today and audiences are gearing up for yet another trip to the successful franchise, complete with all the usual tropes we've all come to expect; big explosions, hot chicks, thin plotting, and lots of outlandish action. Love 'em or hate 'em, the previous entries made a mint at the box office, making a fourth entry a foregone conclusion. This time around, Bay has ditched the original protagonist, Shia LaBeouf's "Sam Witwicky," for his PAIN AND GAIN star Mark Wahlberg, who faces off with the autobots and decepticons along with co-stars Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, and Stanley Tucci. Oh, and some dinobots as well. So far, reviews have not been kind, with our own Eric Walkuski giving it a 3/10 and Chris Bumbray giving it a 5/10. The film sitting at a 17 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Ouch. You can check out all the trailers, tv spots, featurettes, and more, by clicking the below image!

Now that you've "rolled out" to the theater and soaked in the Bayrificness for yourself, we want to hear what YOU thought of it! You can POST YOUR OWN REVIEW of the film in the below strikebacks or on your own Movie Fan Central profile. Did Bay take it too far (and too long) or was this exactly what you've come to expect from the toys-to-screen series? Let us know below! We'll continue to update the RT and MFC scores throughout the weekend to keep tabs on Optimus Prime and his latest box-office extravaganza.

Rotten Tomatoes: 121 reviews, avg score: 17%
Movie Fan Central: 5 reviews, avg score: 4.8/10  

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1:30PM on 06/30/2014

I loved it as well

Although far from perfect, There were some annoyances.
Do we need to see the girl's crack in every film?
Wahlburg's character comes off too macho regarding his daughter and the boyfriend subplot was EXACTLY as in Armageddon. (I will also never visit Texas)
Dinobots (or Old Warriors) could have had more screen time and actually spoke.
Although far from perfect, There were some annoyances.
Do we need to see the girl's crack in every film?
Wahlburg's character comes off too macho regarding his daughter and the boyfriend subplot was EXACTLY as in Armageddon. (I will also never visit Texas)
Dinobots (or Old Warriors) could have had more screen time and actually spoke.
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3:33AM on 06/30/2014

Loved it!

Easily the best in the franchise. Michael Bay managed to curtail a lot of his juvenile humor, though there was still a lot of those groan-inducing one-liners in the dialogue. But the characterization was a lot stronger (Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer did exceptionally well), and the plot, despite some weirdness, gelled together a lot better than any of the other three movies. I say ignore the critics; their reviews of this one are just harsh judgment that is based on dislike of Michael
Easily the best in the franchise. Michael Bay managed to curtail a lot of his juvenile humor, though there was still a lot of those groan-inducing one-liners in the dialogue. But the characterization was a lot stronger (Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer did exceptionally well), and the plot, despite some weirdness, gelled together a lot better than any of the other three movies. I say ignore the critics; their reviews of this one are just harsh judgment that is based on dislike of Michael Bay. My only problem was that it was a bit too long; almost 3 hours for an action movie is sensory overload. But despite its length, nothing felt like padding or wasted. And yes, I'm a fan of the TF movies, so my opinion is biased. But I still loved it.
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2:58AM on 06/30/2014

Optimus Prime

At least they tried to give Optimus Prime some dimension. I enjoyed his angst ridden PTSD quality in this one. It actually made him a little cooler.
At least they tried to give Optimus Prime some dimension. I enjoyed his angst ridden PTSD quality in this one. It actually made him a little cooler.
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5:48PM on 06/29/2014

I'm confused by some of the angrier comments

I thought this was "What did you think of Transformers," not "What do you think of people who did not like Transformers?"
I thought this was "What did you think of Transformers," not "What do you think of people who did not like Transformers?"
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12:18PM on 06/29/2014
Whenever a new Transformers movie comes out and it makes #1 at the boxoffice, and people defend it by saying "It's about robots, whatcha expect, Shakespear?!", all I can think of is this: [link]
Whenever a new Transformers movie comes out and it makes #1 at the boxoffice, and people defend it by saying "It's about robots, whatcha expect, Shakespear?!", all I can think of is this: [link]
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6:05PM on 06/29/2014
haha, to be fair, this was a 3 hr long version of that.
haha, to be fair, this was a 3 hr long version of that.
11:40AM on 06/29/2014
Great summer fun. Easily the best the franchise. No idea why this is getting such a pounding by critics, the same ones who gave the first glowing reviews. Buncha clowns!!
Great summer fun. Easily the best the franchise. No idea why this is getting such a pounding by critics, the same ones who gave the first glowing reviews. Buncha clowns!!
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3:19PM on 06/29/2014
While the first is the only one I cared for, 57% on RT isn't really glowing reviews, eh?
While the first is the only one I cared for, 57% on RT isn't really glowing reviews, eh?
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6:23AM on 06/29/2014

Was a huge Bay fan

Not so anymore, before all the transformers movies there was only one film of Bay i didnt like, pearl harbour, rest of them i like very much, also pain and gain was superb. When the news came out Bay was to direct a transformers movie my dream came true, while the first one was alright the rest of them were even worse, while watching these movies i keep thinking they could be so much better, now i wish someone else would take over, despite what most people say you can see Bay puts a lot of
Not so anymore, before all the transformers movies there was only one film of Bay i didnt like, pearl harbour, rest of them i like very much, also pain and gain was superb. When the news came out Bay was to direct a transformers movie my dream came true, while the first one was alright the rest of them were even worse, while watching these movies i keep thinking they could be so much better, now i wish someone else would take over, despite what most people say you can see Bay puts a lot of effort in these movies but i think he will never get it right.

It would be very cool if they use the cartoon movie as an example, offcourse not everything from that movie but let the first 15 minutes of the movie be about some history (a little like man of steel did with krypton) the war on cybertron, the escape to earth, and the acceptations of mankind that transformers live among them. Then start the real story from there with hot rod and kup having fun on earth (racing against eachother) and have the main storyline be that Unicron is on its way to earth and is already destroying everything in its path, at first autobots and decepticons fight eachother with a lot of casualties but then they, together with the humans decide to work together to face this common enemy. And something more true to their name and designs(and voices offcourse). Maybe James cameron can drop Avatar and do this instead. Or John mctiernan, or paul verhoeven.......
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2:22AM on 06/29/2014

idk what the heck ppl are talking about..seriously???

First off. Awesome movie! I've read so many poor reasons why this movie"sucked, horrible" etc, etc..it is not a thriller or drama.. but action, heck even adventure... bc that what this is...one plot, subplots...who cares as long its action, fun and entertaining as intented...plus almost 3 hrs.... awesome! Even better! Wishing was longer just bc I loved it and wanted to see more, know more..how can anyone complain? Shoot, for the price we pay for tickets these days for the ultimate
First off. Awesome movie! I've read so many poor reasons why this movie"sucked, horrible" etc, etc..it is not a thriller or drama.. but action, heck even adventure... bc that what this is...one plot, subplots...who cares as long its action, fun and entertaining as intented...plus almost 3 hrs.... awesome! Even better! Wishing was longer just bc I loved it and wanted to see more, know more..how can anyone complain? Shoot, for the price we pay for tickets these days for the ultimate experience. We should be so lucky bay and team did it that long and tried to really give us something awesome. I cant stand short movies , hell even 2hrs is too short and barley satisfactory, considering im liking the movie. I loved this movie and wanted more, ivevloved all the transformers movies..even revenge..if you're looking for fun, exciting ride this is it for now, pay no mind the negative opinions..GREAT WORK BAY and ALL INVOLVED IN THIS FILM!
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3:22PM on 06/29/2014
That's cute. No, really.
That's cute. No, really.
11:13PM on 06/29/2014
I'm embarrassed for your liking of these films.
I'm embarrassed for your liking of these films.
1:23AM on 06/29/2014

Disappointing

I'm a huge fan of the Transformers franchise. I loved the first three films, but I'm not a fan of this fourth film. I like Mark Wahlberg a lot, but he wasn't even good in this film. All of the human characters were EXTREMELY annoying. I know Shia Labeouf has been acting like a psycho in the media lately, but I missed him very much in this film. Sam was a great character and Shia gave fantastic performances in the previous three films. Shia's charm and sense of humor was missing very much from
I'm a huge fan of the Transformers franchise. I loved the first three films, but I'm not a fan of this fourth film. I like Mark Wahlberg a lot, but he wasn't even good in this film. All of the human characters were EXTREMELY annoying. I know Shia Labeouf has been acting like a psycho in the media lately, but I missed him very much in this film. Sam was a great character and Shia gave fantastic performances in the previous three films. Shia's charm and sense of humor was missing very much from this one.
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2:27AM on 06/29/2014
I enjoyed shia aswell... but mark did awesome too in my opinion. ? He was a strong take charge character..different from shia.. but enjoyed both. Great movie!
I enjoyed shia aswell... but mark did awesome too in my opinion. ? He was a strong take charge character..different from shia.. but enjoyed both. Great movie!
11:25AM on 06/29/2014
All Sam did was scream "OPTIMUSSSS"
All Sam did was scream "OPTIMUSSSS"
12:59AM on 06/29/2014
Saw it last night with friends and fam and we all had a great time watching it. Just pure escapism and fantasy for three hours.
Saw it last night with friends and fam and we all had a great time watching it. Just pure escapism and fantasy for three hours.
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11:57PM on 06/28/2014

Seriously?

You go to see a movie about Alien Robots and you're going to complain that the movie was Unbelievable?
Seriously? That's why it's called Fiction, boys and girls.
You go to see a movie about Alien Robots and you're going to complain that the movie was Unbelievable?
Seriously? That's why it's called Fiction, boys and girls.
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2:34AM on 06/29/2014
Ha ha thats what im saying. Their reactions:. "pff! Im outta here I cant watch this movie , nah-uhhh, that wouldnt happen like that.."
Ha ha thats what im saying. Their reactions:. "pff! Im outta here I cant watch this movie , nah-uhhh, that wouldnt happen like that.."
6:38PM on 06/29/2014
So if it's fiction, it doesn't have to be good? Cool.
So if it's fiction, it doesn't have to be good? Cool.
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9:47PM on 06/28/2014
Im neutral on this movie. Thought the dialogue was weak, and Im sick of love stories being crammed into action films like they're suppose to be there. Alot of times I wanted Marky to punch the boyfriend in the mouth, maybe cuz I have a 12 yr old daughter. Anyways, it was long, over the top like you would expect, actually a lot more over the top, I knew the B.S. hit "ludicrous speed" when homeboy drove his car out the window and landed on the ramp. There was at least half a dozen of times the
Im neutral on this movie. Thought the dialogue was weak, and Im sick of love stories being crammed into action films like they're suppose to be there. Alot of times I wanted Marky to punch the boyfriend in the mouth, maybe cuz I have a 12 yr old daughter. Anyways, it was long, over the top like you would expect, actually a lot more over the top, I knew the B.S. hit "ludicrous speed" when homeboy drove his car out the window and landed on the ramp. There was at least half a dozen of times the main human cast should have died due to the crap they went through, but to only come out with barely any marks. I can go on but you people already pointed it out. On the plus side of the film. I liked Hound, fought with everything he could, liked how Optimus was shooting people instead of his "we must propect the humans, no matter the cost" stance he held in the previous films. Lockdown wasn't so bad. I didn't love this film but I didn't hate it either.
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8:59PM on 06/28/2014

Wont see anything by Bay again since Dark Side of the Moon

Not sure what everyone was thinking... did you think Bay was going to surprise you all and produce a good film worth seeing? Before this movie came out everyone draped all over here in the posts, then it comes out and everyone is complaining.. everyone but Bay who took your money. Now the same thing will happen with the Ninja Turtles. Everyone was all in complete rage, now that the second trailer is out, ppl be like oh I'm in.. looks fun.. then hand him your money and then rage again. This
Not sure what everyone was thinking... did you think Bay was going to surprise you all and produce a good film worth seeing? Before this movie came out everyone draped all over here in the posts, then it comes out and everyone is complaining.. everyone but Bay who took your money. Now the same thing will happen with the Ninja Turtles. Everyone was all in complete rage, now that the second trailer is out, ppl be like oh I'm in.. looks fun.. then hand him your money and then rage again. This way Bay keeps getting hired, and no one ever looses any money except the fans who paid for his garbage.
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8:55PM on 06/28/2014

Fun popcorn movie.

I saw it last night and although it was a bit long and could have shaved off an hour off its running time, it was a fun popcorn movie full of action and big special effects. That's what I like to see in a summer film, something fun and cool to look at.
I saw it last night and although it was a bit long and could have shaved off an hour off its running time, it was a fun popcorn movie full of action and big special effects. That's what I like to see in a summer film, something fun and cool to look at.
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8:15PM on 06/28/2014

Total Dino-Crap!

I was kind of neutral on the 1st movie, thought the 2nd & 3rd ones were garbage, but I gave this one a fair shot, I mean it does star an Oscar Nominee after all.
About the only positive thing I could think to say about this 'movie' was that it was easier to tell the robots apart in this one compared to the rest if the series.
Wahlberg is basically playing Andy Sandberg playing Mark Wahlberg here. Not for one tenth of a second did I buy him as an inventor or as a Texan. The whole subplot of
I was kind of neutral on the 1st movie, thought the 2nd & 3rd ones were garbage, but I gave this one a fair shot, I mean it does star an Oscar Nominee after all.
About the only positive thing I could think to say about this 'movie' was that it was easier to tell the robots apart in this one compared to the rest if the series.
Wahlberg is basically playing Andy Sandberg playing Mark Wahlberg here. Not for one tenth of a second did I buy him as an inventor or as a Texan. The whole subplot of him & his daughter and her boyfriend was pretty much carbon copied from Armageddon, and there was no chemistry between any of the actors.
That thing that they're calling a plot made no sense whatsoever.
As for it being a fun, mindless popcorn flick...had it been a normal 2 hour movie, maybe. However, at nearly 3 hours all the constant explosions and shooting and screaming just start to become boring.
I will say, I laughed for nearly a minute straight when Stanley Tucci screamed "Oh my God!" Like he was a little girl.
The fact that this is going to do so much better than Edge of Tomorrow is a cinematic crime.
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7:58PM on 06/28/2014

Ugh.

Horrible, dumb movie. To quote Neil Page, it wasn't even amusing accidentally.
Horrible, dumb movie. To quote Neil Page, it wasn't even amusing accidentally.
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7:33PM on 06/28/2014

It rocked.

Just got home from this afternoon's showing, and I loved it. I agree with most of you that it could have been 45 minutes to 1 hr shorter, but I totally understand why it had to be that long.
The dinobots were awesome, more of them would have been nice. It was nice to see a Transformers movie where they focused much more on the robots and not the humans. No Shia was a huge plus. This was by far the best in the series and I really enjoyed 1 and 3, 2 sucked balls.... anyway... it was great,
Just got home from this afternoon's showing, and I loved it. I agree with most of you that it could have been 45 minutes to 1 hr shorter, but I totally understand why it had to be that long.
The dinobots were awesome, more of them would have been nice. It was nice to see a Transformers movie where they focused much more on the robots and not the humans. No Shia was a huge plus. This was by far the best in the series and I really enjoyed 1 and 3, 2 sucked balls.... anyway... it was great, and exactly what I expected from a popcorn movie/summer blockbuster.
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4:25PM on 06/28/2014

I dug it.....

Much better than the last two. Fairly mindless (and repetitive of the first 3), but it was fun. The Dinobots were actually cool (in both forms). The actors were MUCH better in this one, and it greatly benefited from the lack of the Witwicky clan and their dog.
Much better than the last two. Fairly mindless (and repetitive of the first 3), but it was fun. The Dinobots were actually cool (in both forms). The actors were MUCH better in this one, and it greatly benefited from the lack of the Witwicky clan and their dog.
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3:08PM on 06/28/2014
I didn't think it started off all that bad; it was cheesy fun, but this movie would have been much better had it been a full hour shorter (nearly 3 hours is insane!). At some point it became just one big action sequence and I couldn't quite tell what was going on at any given time. I stopped caring after awhile too. I don't mind brainless movies, but I have to at least care about something going on. Even with the long running time, they couldn't wrap up the random plot points the movie had or
I didn't think it started off all that bad; it was cheesy fun, but this movie would have been much better had it been a full hour shorter (nearly 3 hours is insane!). At some point it became just one big action sequence and I couldn't quite tell what was going on at any given time. I stopped caring after awhile too. I don't mind brainless movies, but I have to at least care about something going on. Even with the long running time, they couldn't wrap up the random plot points the movie had or was hinting at. Guess they needed some kind of sequel bait.
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10:53AM on 06/28/2014
When everyone is agreeing that the only way to enjoy a movie is to "turn off your brain," I feel like that is a really, really bad sign. How is turning off your brain a recommendation at all?
When everyone is agreeing that the only way to enjoy a movie is to "turn off your brain," I feel like that is a really, really bad sign. How is turning off your brain a recommendation at all?
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2:24PM on 06/28/2014
Because sometimes just enjoying a movie for the sake of trying to enjoy a movie is better than looking for something deep in a movie not meant to be deep to begin with.
Granted, wouldn't hurt IF they tried to do something more meaningful, but honestly, you either like the franchise or don't, so even if the best director took over, it would still suck to those that hate the franchise because they have no investment in the Robots.

Because sometimes just enjoying a movie for the sake of trying to enjoy a movie is better than looking for something deep in a movie not meant to be deep to begin with.
Granted, wouldn't hurt IF they tried to do something more meaningful, but honestly, you either like the franchise or don't, so even if the best director took over, it would still suck to those that hate the franchise because they have no investment in the Robots.

2:36PM on 06/28/2014
Because people just want to have a fun enjoyable time at the movies. And how much you want to bet if they wrote this with more character development people would be bitchin and moaning too that its too boring and not enough action or something along those lines. I feel with these kind of movies, that you need to go in expecting what your getting, they aren't selling you anything different, shit its not like edge of tomorrow when they were selling you a very different smart sci-fi movie. What we
Because people just want to have a fun enjoyable time at the movies. And how much you want to bet if they wrote this with more character development people would be bitchin and moaning too that its too boring and not enough action or something along those lines. I feel with these kind of movies, that you need to go in expecting what your getting, they aren't selling you anything different, shit its not like edge of tomorrow when they were selling you a very different smart sci-fi movie. What we got a stupid ass comedy that ripped off that PS3 game Resistance and through in source code and groundhogs day. I just feel that people are complaining to much about these movies. Just go in have a fun time, its not like its a drama when you need to know things. It's fuckin giant talkin robots, shits not real.
3:04PM on 06/28/2014
But see here's the thing open - could they even FIT more character development into this monstrosity?? It's FULL of (really shitty) character development between characters we can't sympathize with. Bay's Transformers does the same thing every time - they pretend they're all about robots punching, but in the end they're actually about shitty actors cracking shitty jokes surrounded by shots of military bullshit and oh yeah there's a robot war in the 3rd act I guess. I mean this movie had a
But see here's the thing open - could they even FIT more character development into this monstrosity?? It's FULL of (really shitty) character development between characters we can't sympathize with. Bay's Transformers does the same thing every time - they pretend they're all about robots punching, but in the end they're actually about shitty actors cracking shitty jokes surrounded by shots of military bullshit and oh yeah there's a robot war in the 3rd act I guess. I mean this movie had a TON of explosions. How many were caused by Transformers? Maybe a tiny fraction? Thank about that.
3:27PM on 06/28/2014
Are you really gonna sympathize with characters, even new ones, on a franchise you don't like? Not likely.
There was nothing about the human characters that have been different or new that other movies already have done, but because you hate the franchise, you don't care about them. Movies are full of generic and "already done" characters that people either love or hate.
Are you really gonna sympathize with characters, even new ones, on a franchise you don't like? Not likely.
There was nothing about the human characters that have been different or new that other movies already have done, but because you hate the franchise, you don't care about them. Movies are full of generic and "already done" characters that people either love or hate.
1:12AM on 06/29/2014
Why not just turn your brain off permanently and just enjoy every movie?
Why not just turn your brain off permanently and just enjoy every movie?
9:43AM on 06/29/2014
Preston, nailed it. People with their brains (permanently?) turned off is the reason that we get Transformers, those horrible satirical comedies like Epic Movie, Tyler Perry movies, and unneeded sequels like Son of the Mask. It's also the reason that many fall under the belief that movies are shit these days, because you no brainers keep paying for this shite!
Preston, nailed it. People with their brains (permanently?) turned off is the reason that we get Transformers, those horrible satirical comedies like Epic Movie, Tyler Perry movies, and unneeded sequels like Son of the Mask. It's also the reason that many fall under the belief that movies are shit these days, because you no brainers keep paying for this shite!
6:53AM on 06/28/2014
Finally saw it today. I actually like it a lot. All previous juvenile jokes have been enormously toned down which is great. Also, no more stupid human characters (I'm looking at you, Revenge of the Fallen). But the jewel of this movie is Mark Wahlberg. He's a much better leading man and a more believable lead than Shia LaBeouf. However, it is way too long. It could have been cut here and there to save 15-20 minutes of the final running time. Oh, and I just love Stanley Tucci in this movie. He
Finally saw it today. I actually like it a lot. All previous juvenile jokes have been enormously toned down which is great. Also, no more stupid human characters (I'm looking at you, Revenge of the Fallen). But the jewel of this movie is Mark Wahlberg. He's a much better leading man and a more believable lead than Shia LaBeouf. However, it is way too long. It could have been cut here and there to save 15-20 minutes of the final running time. Oh, and I just love Stanley Tucci in this movie. He steals this movie. Overall, I enjoy this movie more than I expected.
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7:13AM on 06/28/2014
Glad you liked it. For me, the jewel of the movie was Kelsey Grammer. Titus Welliver was also a cool scary henchman and his fight scene with Mark Wahlberg on the exterior of the Hong Kong apartment block was actually my favourite action scene in the movie and it didn't even have the Transformers involved.
Glad you liked it. For me, the jewel of the movie was Kelsey Grammer. Titus Welliver was also a cool scary henchman and his fight scene with Mark Wahlberg on the exterior of the Hong Kong apartment block was actually my favourite action scene in the movie and it didn't even have the Transformers involved.
7:39AM on 06/28/2014
That fight scene was awesome. It's much better than Shia vs. Patrick Dempsey fight scene (which was pathetic) in Dark of the Moon. Overall, I'm glad that Bay finally got rid of annoying human characters and gave us more believable ones instead.
That fight scene was awesome. It's much better than Shia vs. Patrick Dempsey fight scene (which was pathetic) in Dark of the Moon. Overall, I'm glad that Bay finally got rid of annoying human characters and gave us more believable ones instead.
11:47PM on 06/27/2014

i really don't get all the hate

I thought it was a fun brainless entertaining action packed spectacular and the best transformers in my opinion.It was fun, just turn off your brain and enjoy.
I thought it was a fun brainless entertaining action packed spectacular and the best transformers in my opinion.It was fun, just turn off your brain and enjoy.
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12:04AM on 06/28/2014
Agreed. The theater I applauded at different spots in the film and also at the end. It was a blast.
Agreed. The theater I applauded at different spots in the film and also at the end. It was a blast.
10:28PM on 06/27/2014

More like Transformers: Age of It's STINKIN'

I was with four friends. I left halfway through and abandoned them.
I was with four friends. I left halfway through and abandoned them.
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10:55PM on 06/27/2014
Yes. You're a smart guy.
Yes. You're a smart guy.
3:31PM on 06/28/2014
Lies, you never went to see it
Lies, you never went to see it
10:13PM on 06/27/2014
Anyone know where Soloist is? He hasn't commented all day. Weird.
Anyone know where Soloist is? He hasn't commented all day. Weird.
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3:06AM on 06/28/2014
Aww cute, you like to keep tabs on other people. Get a life. Loser.
Aww cute, you like to keep tabs on other people. Get a life. Loser.
3:08AM on 06/28/2014
Good to know you're too scared and insecure to post pics of your ugly self in your profile. Just another troll thinking they're clever and funny from the safety of a keyboard. You ain't shit.
Good to know you're too scared and insecure to post pics of your ugly self in your profile. Just another troll thinking they're clever and funny from the safety of a keyboard. You ain't shit.
9:38AM on 06/28/2014
Pazuzu, don't worry about it. Why kick up dust? Just, shhhhhh.
Pazuzu, don't worry about it. Why kick up dust? Just, shhhhhh.
11:47AM on 06/28/2014
@Pazuzu. This coming from someone who had to post twice on one comment. Lol. I'm moving on homophobic tool.
@Pazuzu. This coming from someone who had to post twice on one comment. Lol. I'm moving on homophobic tool.
9:46PM on 06/28/2014
Why is that weird? God forbid he doesn't post daily. What's weird is that you're asking about him because he didn't post something today.

Just comment on the movie already if you've seen it. This isn't the back of a milk carton.
Why is that weird? God forbid he doesn't post daily. What's weird is that you're asking about him because he didn't post something today.

Just comment on the movie already if you've seen it. This isn't the back of a milk carton.
12:52AM on 06/29/2014
@Kreizler. With no disrespect to Soloist, he's a nice guy,it was sarcasm. I usually enjoy what you post. I look forward to discussions in future articles.
@Kreizler. With no disrespect to Soloist, he's a nice guy,it was sarcasm. I usually enjoy what you post. I look forward to discussions in future articles.
7:42PM on 06/29/2014
My bad Holiest, didn't realize it was sarcasm.
My bad Holiest, didn't realize it was sarcasm.
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8:08PM on 06/27/2014

Dumb Popcorn Flicks

One idea I never understood is movies get a pass for poor storytelling if their considered popcorn films. Why is this? hasn't Cap2, X-Men DOFP, Edge of Tomorrow, and apparently the new Apes movie shown/will show that good storytelling and action don't have to be mutually exclusive? If you want to see Transformers movies as they are that's fine, I just don't understand that defense.
One idea I never understood is movies get a pass for poor storytelling if their considered popcorn films. Why is this? hasn't Cap2, X-Men DOFP, Edge of Tomorrow, and apparently the new Apes movie shown/will show that good storytelling and action don't have to be mutually exclusive? If you want to see Transformers movies as they are that's fine, I just don't understand that defense.
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3:36PM on 06/27/2014
This movie might have been a decent time waster if a good hour was chopped off, but there was no reason for Transformers 4 to be 165 mins long. It just never ends. Keeps on throwing up new subplots for the sake of new subplots. It actually had a cool villain in Lockdown, but the movie loses focus on him almost the moment he appears. Then all of a sudden they realized Megatron died last movie so they came up with some bullshit way of bringing him back.

Also the way the script made Marky
This movie might have been a decent time waster if a good hour was chopped off, but there was no reason for Transformers 4 to be 165 mins long. It just never ends. Keeps on throwing up new subplots for the sake of new subplots. It actually had a cool villain in Lockdown, but the movie loses focus on him almost the moment he appears. Then all of a sudden they realized Megatron died last movie so they came up with some bullshit way of bringing him back.

Also the way the script made Marky Mark's daughter nothing more then a piece of meat that Wahlberg and the boyfriend (did he even have a name!?) fought over was disheartening at best.
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2:42PM on 06/27/2014

Two many plots, too DAMN long

I made the mistake of going to the 9pm showing last night and after 12:30am finally left the theater(would have left early but had to give friends ride) the first hour of the movie was awesome, loved it, then it turns into a completely different plot, and 45 minutes later it changed baddys for the 3rd time, and seemed like they went out of there way to introduce the dinobots, ie chinese travel and shit, overall I went into this movie really excited because of recent mark wahlberg movies but
I made the mistake of going to the 9pm showing last night and after 12:30am finally left the theater(would have left early but had to give friends ride) the first hour of the movie was awesome, loved it, then it turns into a completely different plot, and 45 minutes later it changed baddys for the 3rd time, and seemed like they went out of there way to introduce the dinobots, ie chinese travel and shit, overall I went into this movie really excited because of recent mark wahlberg movies but left wishing I had never gone and definitely not going to another one until dvd, trying to cram way to much story into 2hours and 45 minutes of good lord when will it end
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2:38PM on 06/27/2014

I wouldn't even wait for red box or free on tv

This was the most boringest film I've seen in a long time
This was the most boringest film I've seen in a long time
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4:15AM on 06/28/2014
Yet you couldn't wait to see it opening weekend? Sound logic there.
Yet you couldn't wait to see it opening weekend? Sound logic there.
5:37PM on 06/28/2014
That sounds like some unsound logic right there
That sounds like some unsound logic right there
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1:42PM on 06/27/2014

I'm Glad

Transformers 4 was great. Massive amounts of fun, great action ( tire-tread on your face anyone?), hot girls ( Both of Tucci's assistants - lawdy ), cool, cool robots ( Lockdown was awesome!) and the jokes were great - yes great!

I no longer care if someone disagrees with my viewpoint and flames me with minuses. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, will see it again, and that's what's important. I go to the movies to enjoy a show, not to tell directors how to do their job, or accuse actors of
Transformers 4 was great. Massive amounts of fun, great action ( tire-tread on your face anyone?), hot girls ( Both of Tucci's assistants - lawdy ), cool, cool robots ( Lockdown was awesome!) and the jokes were great - yes great!

I no longer care if someone disagrees with my viewpoint and flames me with minuses. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, will see it again, and that's what's important. I go to the movies to enjoy a show, not to tell directors how to do their job, or accuse actors of 'phoning in' their parts. Leave that to fanboys who haven't the imagination or capacity to see past the cartoon series they downloaded from BitTorrent, their knowledge of how to produce and direct a movie with no career experience to draw from, or the huge pair of breasts they expect to see on screen.
That sort of thing just makes me even more satisfied because I got to enjoy something they didn't.
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6:38PM on 06/27/2014
Don't you think it's ironic that you're fawning over the film, but calling its critics "fanboys"? LIke...shouldn't it be the other way around? Aren't you suggesting that the only way to like the Transformers movies is to *not like* Transformers?
Don't you think it's ironic that you're fawning over the film, but calling its critics "fanboys"? LIke...shouldn't it be the other way around? Aren't you suggesting that the only way to like the Transformers movies is to *not like* Transformers?
7:59PM on 06/27/2014
Not sure what you mean. The critics are fanboys of bashing films, not enjoying them.
Not sure what you mean. The critics are fanboys of bashing films, not enjoying them.
4:06AM on 06/28/2014
More power to you bub. You must be easily impressed. But hey, that's none of my business.
More power to you bub. You must be easily impressed. But hey, that's none of my business.
1:13PM on 06/27/2014
It was decent for what it was--a total popcorn movie that you literally go to just to have fun. It's a ride and not much more, but that should be the expectation going into it. I honestly prefer Michael Bay when he is making smaller scale films. The Island is still my favorite. I love that movie. I really enjoyed Pain and Gain. Bad Boys was enjoyable.
It was decent for what it was--a total popcorn movie that you literally go to just to have fun. It's a ride and not much more, but that should be the expectation going into it. I honestly prefer Michael Bay when he is making smaller scale films. The Island is still my favorite. I love that movie. I really enjoyed Pain and Gain. Bad Boys was enjoyable.
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1:39PM on 06/27/2014
The Island was a fantastic movie.
The Island was a fantastic movie.
4:16AM on 06/28/2014
A 3 hour mindless ride? No thanks.
A 3 hour mindless ride? No thanks.
12:51PM on 06/27/2014

its transformers not shakesphere

Was it long? Yes
Was it stupid as hell? Yes
Do i care? No

Why? Because its transformers! If i was looking for a movie w/a plot that made sense or characters i care about id see something else.

Suck a 13 inch autobot dick michael bay haters. I hope this movie makes a billion kajillion dollars and transformers 5 stars adam sandler and kevin james.
Was it long? Yes
Was it stupid as hell? Yes
Do i care? No

Why? Because its transformers! If i was looking for a movie w/a plot that made sense or characters i care about id see something else.

Suck a 13 inch autobot dick michael bay haters. I hope this movie makes a billion kajillion dollars and transformers 5 stars adam sandler and kevin james.
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12:56PM on 06/27/2014
"its transformers not shakesphere"

Shakespeare wasn't crude entertainment for the unwashed masses? I'm pretty sure he was.
"its transformers not shakesphere"

Shakespeare wasn't crude entertainment for the unwashed masses? I'm pretty sure he was.
1:05PM on 06/27/2014
And w/that crude entertainment, bill shakesphere still went down as one of the greatest playwrites in history.
And w/that crude entertainment, bill shakesphere still went down as one of the greatest playwrites in history.
1:07PM on 06/27/2014
zombie - do you really think that Transformers has lasted all this time in various forms, (movies, cartoons, comics etc) had all these toys and merchandise, had all these cons and all these devoted fans if it was just mindless and stupid?

Transformers is not a concept that is supposed to made into a huge fucking retarded movie. The storyline in the 80s cartoon was MUCH BETTER and the characters were actual characters and not just robots. These films may be entertaining for their action, but
zombie - do you really think that Transformers has lasted all this time in various forms, (movies, cartoons, comics etc) had all these toys and merchandise, had all these cons and all these devoted fans if it was just mindless and stupid?

Transformers is not a concept that is supposed to made into a huge fucking retarded movie. The storyline in the 80s cartoon was MUCH BETTER and the characters were actual characters and not just robots. These films may be entertaining for their action, but everything that made Transformers great is gone.

You can make an intelligent movie with this concept, too bad they didn't.
1:18PM on 06/27/2014
Youre comparing different mediums. Tv/comics are way different than movies. With tv/comics youre given way more time to flesh out characters/create side stories, etc. W/movies depending on the story, youre forced into some areas you have to spend more time on than others. For some odd reason, the studios believe that all transformers movies must focus around human characters, i believe that to be total bs but whatever. Point is the cartoon/comics are going to be better and more developed
Youre comparing different mediums. Tv/comics are way different than movies. With tv/comics youre given way more time to flesh out characters/create side stories, etc. W/movies depending on the story, youre forced into some areas you have to spend more time on than others. For some odd reason, the studios believe that all transformers movies must focus around human characters, i believe that to be total bs but whatever. Point is the cartoon/comics are going to be better and more developed because all the stories were focused on the autobots/decepticons while in the movie theyre treated as featured characters due to the humans taking center stage. Not using it as an excuse but say for example a batman film were to come out where the focus was on alfred and batman was just a side character. Itd be shat on right?

Im just taking these films for what they are now, mindless, stupid as hell w/awful human characters and major plotholes that i can point and laugh at. Visually they are a spectacle, thinking wise theyre the equivilant of michael bay playing w/ toy transformers and legos.
1:18PM on 06/27/2014
Youre comparing different mediums. Tv/comics are way different than movies. With tv/comics youre given way more time to flesh out characters/create side stories, etc. W/movies depending on the story, youre forced into some areas you have to spend more time on than others. For some odd reason, the studios believe that all transformers movies must focus around human characters, i believe that to be total bs but whatever. Point is the cartoon/comics are going to be better and more developed
Youre comparing different mediums. Tv/comics are way different than movies. With tv/comics youre given way more time to flesh out characters/create side stories, etc. W/movies depending on the story, youre forced into some areas you have to spend more time on than others. For some odd reason, the studios believe that all transformers movies must focus around human characters, i believe that to be total bs but whatever. Point is the cartoon/comics are going to be better and more developed because all the stories were focused on the autobots/decepticons while in the movie theyre treated as featured characters due to the humans taking center stage. Not using it as an excuse but say for example a batman film were to come out where the focus was on alfred and batman was just a side character. Itd be shat on right?

Im just taking these films for what they are now, mindless, stupid as hell w/awful human characters and major plotholes that i can point and laugh at. Visually they are a spectacle, thinking wise theyre the equivilant of michael bay playing w/ toy transformers and legos.
1:38PM on 06/27/2014
oh yeah, I take them for what they are also. But at a near 3 hour mark (or at least a 2.5 hour mark) these films can do a way better job at making the TFs characters. Most ppl don't even know anyone but Bumblebee, Prime and Megatron. I mean the first star wars film had lots of characters - some human (leia, luke, han) some other (3po, r2, chewy) but they all have some kind of personality- even Moff and Vader right!

This series needs to go to writers who can write sci-fi.

The action is
oh yeah, I take them for what they are also. But at a near 3 hour mark (or at least a 2.5 hour mark) these films can do a way better job at making the TFs characters. Most ppl don't even know anyone but Bumblebee, Prime and Megatron. I mean the first star wars film had lots of characters - some human (leia, luke, han) some other (3po, r2, chewy) but they all have some kind of personality- even Moff and Vader right!

This series needs to go to writers who can write sci-fi.

The action is fucking amazing. I will never take that away from Bay - the haters tend to hate the entire film for no reason, when clearly, the action is amazing and that is the focus. so at the end of the day you are right in saying enjoy it for what it is, but I think the hate comes because what it is could be vastly better.
4:19AM on 06/28/2014
You really need to aim higher in life. And suck a 13 inch Autobot dick? I would, but seems lile you're hogging it to yourself. Have fun with that deepthroat.
You really need to aim higher in life. And suck a 13 inch Autobot dick? I would, but seems lile you're hogging it to yourself. Have fun with that deepthroat.
9:44AM on 06/28/2014
In 20 years you'll be sitting in a Lazy Boy, taking a dump, watching people on tv fart and get kicked in the balls. Big shit eating grin from ear to ear.
In 20 years you'll be sitting in a Lazy Boy, taking a dump, watching people on tv fart and get kicked in the balls. Big shit eating grin from ear to ear.
5:07PM on 06/29/2014
"And w/that crude entertainment, bill shakesphere still went down as one of the greatest playwrites in history."

Pretty impressive, considering Shakespeare was simply doing a live version of 'The Benny Hill Show' most of the time.
"And w/that crude entertainment, bill shakesphere still went down as one of the greatest playwrites in history."

Pretty impressive, considering Shakespeare was simply doing a live version of 'The Benny Hill Show' most of the time.
12:41PM on 06/27/2014
Anything with Mark Wahlberg in it is automatically worse than anything without Mark Wahlberg in it. It's science.
Anything with Mark Wahlberg in it is automatically worse than anything without Mark Wahlberg in it. It's science.
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4:07AM on 06/28/2014
The Departed was great. So there goes your point. Three Kings was awesome. Ted was alright too. Shall I go on?
The Departed was great. So there goes your point. Three Kings was awesome. Ted was alright too. Shall I go on?
5:01PM on 06/29/2014
'Three Kings' was horseshit. 'The Departed' was a generic remake. 'Ted'... I haven't seen it, but I imagine it's shit due to Wahlberg.
'Three Kings' was horseshit. 'The Departed' was a generic remake. 'Ted'... I haven't seen it, but I imagine it's shit due to Wahlberg.
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12:36PM on 06/27/2014
After the horrific part one (which people gave a pass to??) I stopped going to see them. I waited until the library got them and saw part 2 and 3 for free.

That being said it will never stop Bay from making them. Generic film goers love these movies. It doesn’t matter if the plot is stupid and the characters suck, people still like them. Unless everyone all of a sudden stops going, it wont change.

I have come to accept the fact that these movies will never have heart or soul. They
After the horrific part one (which people gave a pass to??) I stopped going to see them. I waited until the library got them and saw part 2 and 3 for free.

That being said it will never stop Bay from making them. Generic film goers love these movies. It doesn’t matter if the plot is stupid and the characters suck, people still like them. Unless everyone all of a sudden stops going, it wont change.

I have come to accept the fact that these movies will never have heart or soul. They will just be popcorn action flicks, and on that level they are enjoyable. I will gave Bay credit for the action scenes since I do feel that at least in part 3, I could tell what was going on and the action was pretty intense.

So if you hate these movies for what they are, then I have to side with you, but if you love them for what they are, I cannot really argue against you either.
I would’ve liked a good blend of story, character and action – it can be done. Terminator 2 was a summer blockbuster – so that’s proof right there.
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12:33PM on 06/27/2014
Not understanding all the hate! It had amazing visuals, tons of action, and humor. Everything i was hoping to see in a transformers movie. People who are expecting to see Oscar winning acting and plot need to remember the kid in themselves, grab a popcorn and just enjoy the show!
Not understanding all the hate! It had amazing visuals, tons of action, and humor. Everything i was hoping to see in a transformers movie. People who are expecting to see Oscar winning acting and plot need to remember the kid in themselves, grab a popcorn and just enjoy the show!
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12:39PM on 06/27/2014
Yeah but the cartoons had a better storyline and the Transformers were characters that had distinct personalities and not just "giant robots".

Anyway the action is amazing so there's that!
Yeah but the cartoons had a better storyline and the Transformers were characters that had distinct personalities and not just "giant robots".

Anyway the action is amazing so there's that!
12:11PM on 06/27/2014
I have no ides why they are straight up lying about the run time of this movie. I've read 157 minutes and then 165. With credits this movie is about 175 minutes. That's insane. The movie was shit but it was entertaining. Its fine if you abandon all logic and knowledge of story structure. Does it need to be as long as saving private Ryan?
I have no ides why they are straight up lying about the run time of this movie. I've read 157 minutes and then 165. With credits this movie is about 175 minutes. That's insane. The movie was shit but it was entertaining. Its fine if you abandon all logic and knowledge of story structure. Does it need to be as long as saving private Ryan?
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6:54AM on 06/28/2014
Agree. It is way too long. It could have been cut here and there for, like, 15-20 minutes of total running time.
Agree. It is way too long. It could have been cut here and there for, like, 15-20 minutes of total running time.
12:03PM on 06/27/2014

Worst transformers movie of them all!

This movie could have easily have been 1 hour 45 minutes. The story was not well thought out and they had continuity errors jumping out at you in every scene. The worse part about this movie, and all the transformer movies, is the forced comedy. They force comedy into scenes where it is not needed. Also, I am sick and tired of the beautiful actress without a scratch on her. Some of the things they did to the actors in this movie logically mean that clothes would be ripped or they would at least
This movie could have easily have been 1 hour 45 minutes. The story was not well thought out and they had continuity errors jumping out at you in every scene. The worse part about this movie, and all the transformer movies, is the forced comedy. They force comedy into scenes where it is not needed. Also, I am sick and tired of the beautiful actress without a scratch on her. Some of the things they did to the actors in this movie logically mean that clothes would be ripped or they would at least have a cut or a scratch.... Nope! Not in transformers. And the dinobots were the biggest let down of them all. They only had them in the last half hour of the movie. And the dinobots didn't even talk. All I needed to here was "Me Grimlock". Is that asking too much?!

I beg people to not see this movie. If people continue to go see this movie, then they will continue to make bad movies.They have already agreed to do two more of these movies. I don't think I will ever see another transformers movie in the theatre after this. If you have to see this movie then bootleg or download.
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12:01PM on 06/27/2014
Stop seeing these movies. If you need your action/big [link] porn, just jack off to the trailer than go see Edge of Tomorrow.
Stop seeing these movies. If you need your action/big [link] porn, just jack off to the trailer than go see Edge of Tomorrow.
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12:01PM on 06/27/2014
Then*
Then*
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11:26AM on 06/27/2014
All you guys bitching how much it sucked still paid to see it. So who cares Bay is still winning, next time just know its going to suck and don't go to see it that's the only way this idiot will stop making these movies.
All you guys bitching how much it sucked still paid to see it. So who cares Bay is still winning, next time just know its going to suck and don't go to see it that's the only way this idiot will stop making these movies.
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11:31AM on 06/27/2014
Haha I know! Its pathetic really, fan-boys at their best...
Haha I know! Its pathetic really, fan-boys at their best...
4:11AM on 06/28/2014
I saw an advanced screening for free. And it was just plain awful. But yes, this same complaining about it will repeat itself in 2-3 years.
I saw an advanced screening for free. And it was just plain awful. But yes, this same complaining about it will repeat itself in 2-3 years.
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10:57AM on 06/27/2014

can someone tell me...

....how Optimus summoned the Dinobots? Whats their backstory i this movie? I read the plot/spoilers on wikipedia, but it didn't go into detail about the Dinobots. This is the only aspect of this movie I'm curious about. Otherwise, I wouldn't pay to see it etc etc.
....how Optimus summoned the Dinobots? Whats their backstory i this movie? I read the plot/spoilers on wikipedia, but it didn't go into detail about the Dinobots. This is the only aspect of this movie I'm curious about. Otherwise, I wouldn't pay to see it etc etc.
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11:04AM on 06/27/2014
Does it really matter?
Does it really matter?
11:36AM on 06/27/2014
Man you are so cool. I wish I was as cool as you. In the long run, no, it doesn't matter. I'm just curious.
Man you are so cool. I wish I was as cool as you. In the long run, no, it doesn't matter. I'm just curious.
4:13AM on 06/28/2014
I guess I am. Thanks? And go see the movie if you're so curious.
I guess I am. Thanks? And go see the movie if you're so curious.
9:58AM on 06/27/2014

Same, boring movie with a horrible cast that phones it all in

Wow, I didn't think Walhberg could get worse than The Happening. I thought it was a fluke since he is usually at least tolerable as an actor. His last few movies were great. But this is utter crap. This ranks there with the second movie in terms of awfulness. Dinobots are there just for trailer shots to get fans excited, but are hardly utilized. The entire cast phones it in and has nothing to do.

The action scenes sucked and it was, again, on par with T2 style zooming in, fast cuts, no
Wow, I didn't think Walhberg could get worse than The Happening. I thought it was a fluke since he is usually at least tolerable as an actor. His last few movies were great. But this is utter crap. This ranks there with the second movie in terms of awfulness. Dinobots are there just for trailer shots to get fans excited, but are hardly utilized. The entire cast phones it in and has nothing to do.

The action scenes sucked and it was, again, on par with T2 style zooming in, fast cuts, no actual focus on anything. This is easily a 2/10
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9:38AM on 06/27/2014
I am from Mexico and since i check this movie is not got a premiere at same time with usa give a bad signal, we still need to wait 2 weeks to see it, but usually blockbuster that is delayed for a world premmiere is because the studios didnt have faith in his final product. I stil gona watch this movie but if bad reviews follow, i gonna check this movie alone, usually i invite my familly and paid more, but this movie is no paiying their tickets ...
I am from Mexico and since i check this movie is not got a premiere at same time with usa give a bad signal, we still need to wait 2 weeks to see it, but usually blockbuster that is delayed for a world premmiere is because the studios didnt have faith in his final product. I stil gona watch this movie but if bad reviews follow, i gonna check this movie alone, usually i invite my familly and paid more, but this movie is no paiying their tickets ...
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8:52AM on 06/27/2014
Side note, my theatre applauded at the end, so general feelings were good.
Side note, my theatre applauded at the end, so general feelings were good.
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8:48AM on 06/27/2014
I really liked it. The humour was far better. Just listening to John Goodman as Hound and deliver his lines were fantastic. That was the general overall humour and I think it worked. Prime was super pissed which was out of character but also makes sense when you see all your friends who fought in the name of good being horribly murdered, so I really can't blame how Prime reacted.
The weird shifting I didn't like at all. It felt lazy where a transformation SHOULD have been.
Overall, tad too
I really liked it. The humour was far better. Just listening to John Goodman as Hound and deliver his lines were fantastic. That was the general overall humour and I think it worked. Prime was super pissed which was out of character but also makes sense when you see all your friends who fought in the name of good being horribly murdered, so I really can't blame how Prime reacted.
The weird shifting I didn't like at all. It felt lazy where a transformation SHOULD have been.
Overall, tad too long but I enjoyed it.
Mark Walburg didn't look like a scientist in The Happening nor a genius in this, but he was likeable. Stanley Tucci was a fun character amd Kelsey Grammar was a great human villain. Also really liked Lockdown,
- human characters were well done overall
- no more dog humping and dick bots (unless you count Crosshairs whom is a dick) but at peast the bots didn't have a penis like RoTF
- speaking of humour, listening to Goodman as Hound was a pleasure. The humour in this movie was much better than the first 3 combined 100x over
- Grammer was much stronger a villain than Dempsy.
- effects were damn good.
- while I think Shia can show that he can visualize a real bot infront of him, unlike the rest of the trilogy cast, the actors in this one seem to be more aware in how to act as if a robot is talking to them, whih is good.
- dinobots
Cons:
- dinobots not having bigger parts or robot battles. thought it was a tad of a waste to not have Grimlock, in robot mode, fight some bad bots.
- length. Yeah, even though I personally didn't feel the lag of lengh, movie is still too long.
- nanobot transformation. Looks neat but feels lazy in the long run.
- galvatron. Not too much in this but leaves it open for something bigger next time.
Honestly, if you hated the last 3 you are gonna hate this one. For those critics complaining the dialogue was bad and are expecting Shakespeare, perhaps watching a sci-fi action film is NOT for you. I thought the dialogue was fine for a movie like this. It's Transformers, not Macbeth.
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8:23AM on 06/27/2014

Loved it.

The criticisms are getting trite and ridiculous. I thought it was the best of the series. There was more Autobot characterization and interaction than ever before. The odd, zany, and weird characters were gone as was the bizarre, misplaced humor. This movie was way more in line with the first film than any of the others. The fact that so many people are hating on it just goes to show how big their biased hatred towards Bay and the series goes. Regardless of how you feel about the first three,
The criticisms are getting trite and ridiculous. I thought it was the best of the series. There was more Autobot characterization and interaction than ever before. The odd, zany, and weird characters were gone as was the bizarre, misplaced humor. This movie was way more in line with the first film than any of the others. The fact that so many people are hating on it just goes to show how big their biased hatred towards Bay and the series goes. Regardless of how you feel about the first three, this really was a big step forward. So many complaints were handled...and yet the vitriol still stands. LAME. Judge the movie on it's own merits.
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11:46AM on 06/27/2014
To each their own, but when the consensus rules it blew, I don't think the criticisms are trite. That being said, glad you didn't feel like you wasted money.
To each their own, but when the consensus rules it blew, I don't think the criticisms are trite. That being said, glad you didn't feel like you wasted money.
7:03AM on 06/27/2014
I love how Hollywood thinks that if you put glasses on some one,say Mark Wahlberg ,it tells the audience ,that yes this man is a genius because he wears glasses and has a Einstein poster.I don`t mind Bay movies but this one is fecking awesome..bloody auto correct ,i meant awful.I will see it again:FACT. After walking out of the cinema,waiting for my ears to pop and wiping the blood from my eyes .I thought did watch i just see this abomination in real life and that it wasn`t a fever delirium
I love how Hollywood thinks that if you put glasses on some one,say Mark Wahlberg ,it tells the audience ,that yes this man is a genius because he wears glasses and has a Einstein poster.I don`t mind Bay movies but this one is fecking awesome..bloody auto correct ,i meant awful.I will see it again:FACT. After walking out of the cinema,waiting for my ears to pop and wiping the blood from my eyes .I thought did watch i just see this abomination in real life and that it wasn`t a fever delirium dream that forced me too curled up in the fetal position during its run time.In the end Michael Bay wins ,he took our money heartily .Because we must see this movie to comment on how sh-t it is

*I i would apologize for my spelling and grammar but if Bay didn`t put any effort in why should i.
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1:56PM on 06/27/2014
I like your comment.
I like your comment.
4:22AM on 06/28/2014
TLDC. Movie sucked. Move along.
TLDC. Movie sucked. Move along.
5:29AM on 06/27/2014

Heh?

They are hiding out on Earth? Can't they fly through space? Leave already! Duh.

They are hiding out on Earth? Can't they fly through space? Leave already! Duh.

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4:18AM on 06/27/2014

why

Why do you bring out what did you think aftet a film has a us release? If this was out in the uk now and not in the us until the 11th this would not be published until then. For example spiderman was released to the whole of europe but stll had to wait 2 weeks until the us got. Doesnt seem very fair.
Why do you bring out what did you think aftet a film has a us release? If this was out in the uk now and not in the us until the 11th this would not be published until then. For example spiderman was released to the whole of europe but stll had to wait 2 weeks until the us got. Doesnt seem very fair.
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1:56PM on 06/27/2014
because this is a us based website
because this is a us based website
2:18AM on 06/27/2014

Gay as AIDS

That is all.
That is all.
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4:00AM on 06/27/2014
Do you always have to use homophobic slurs to make a point?
Do you always have to use homophobic slurs to make a point?
7:08AM on 06/27/2014
Your gay as aids? Dude, you should of just said that you like to feck monkeys [link]
Your gay as aids? Dude, you should of just said that you like to feck monkeys [link]
10:32AM on 06/27/2014
@Horrorholic4life - I make points with homophobic slurs? Ok. Please provide of these other incidents.

@queer bee - I love Ricky Gervais
@Horrorholic4life - I make points with homophobic slurs? Ok. Please provide of these other incidents.

@queer bee - I love Ricky Gervais
10:03PM on 06/27/2014
In the pic you posted, Is that a hooker in the leopard top?
In the pic you posted, Is that a hooker in the leopard top?
2:58AM on 06/28/2014
@the_holiest - no, it's not. Your mom wasn't available, so brought my shorty instead. Now go eat a dick faggot. Or Soloist's, since you follow him around so much. Quit creepin on my page.
@the_holiest - no, it's not. Your mom wasn't available, so brought my shorty instead. Now go eat a dick faggot. Or Soloist's, since you follow him around so much. Quit creepin on my page.
11:38AM on 06/28/2014
Lol. Thanks for proving our point. Later.
Lol. Thanks for proving our point. Later.
1:57AM on 06/27/2014
It was big, loud and dumb like the others but I still had some fun with it because it was a little more tolerable than the last two.
It was big, loud and dumb like the others but I still had some fun with it because it was a little more tolerable than the last two.
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1:28AM on 06/27/2014

Everyone should report Balgaroo for what he said.

He should be banned from this site for life.
He should be banned from this site for life.
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1:50AM on 06/27/2014
Eh.. Not that big a deal.
Eh.. Not that big a deal.
1:51AM on 06/27/2014
Ban him for what? Nobody knows what he said. I thought I was too medicated, glad I was wrong.
Ban him for what? Nobody knows what he said. I thought I was too medicated, glad I was wrong.
11:55AM on 06/27/2014
Yeah, you can't ban anyone for being a dick...Pussies don't like dicks because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes. Assholes that just want to shit on everything.
Yeah, you can't ban anyone for being a dick...Pussies don't like dicks because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes. Assholes that just want to shit on everything.
12:28PM on 06/27/2014
Ban him for what?...He said "I need everyone that just has a distaste for Michel Bay and a summer block busters to go shoot themselves in the head."...That's beyond F'ed up.
Ban him for what?...He said "I need everyone that just has a distaste for Michel Bay and a summer block busters to go shoot themselves in the head."...That's beyond F'ed up.
12:44PM on 06/27/2014
Get the sand out of your vagina and move on with your life. Its the internet, horrible things are said all the time
Get the sand out of your vagina and move on with your life. Its the internet, horrible things are said all the time
12:53PM on 06/27/2014
To be fair, the main reason why he probably wants everyone who hates Michael Bay to shoot themselves in the head is so that they undergo a self inflicted lobotomy, thus ensuring that they're on the same wavelength as everyone who loves Michael Bay without gunshot wounds to the head. It's the only way we can find common ground, people.
To be fair, the main reason why he probably wants everyone who hates Michael Bay to shoot themselves in the head is so that they undergo a self inflicted lobotomy, thus ensuring that they're on the same wavelength as everyone who loves Michael Bay without gunshot wounds to the head. It's the only way we can find common ground, people.
4:08PM on 06/27/2014
Gee, I'm sorry, zombie3298. How awful of me to want people to be respectful, mature, as in not saying terrible things like that. rme
Gee, I'm sorry, zombie3298. How awful of me to want people to be respectful, mature, as in not saying terrible things like that. rme
5:27PM on 06/27/2014
@Zombie. Just because it's the internet doesn't mean you have to be rude.
@Zombie. Just because it's the internet doesn't mean you have to be rude.
6:21PM on 06/27/2014
@Bob- It's not about disrespect, or rudeness. It's about you trying to call for someone's head because you read something you didn't agree with or you found to be inappropriate. Instead of spending your time trying to police message boards and threads, why don't you go out and get yourself a sense of humor.

@The_Holiest- You're right, it doesn't mean you have to be rude, but is also doesn't mean you have to have a stick up your butt either.
@Bob- It's not about disrespect, or rudeness. It's about you trying to call for someone's head because you read something you didn't agree with or you found to be inappropriate. Instead of spending your time trying to police message boards and threads, why don't you go out and get yourself a sense of humor.

@The_Holiest- You're right, it doesn't mean you have to be rude, but is also doesn't mean you have to have a stick up your butt either.
9:56PM on 06/27/2014
@Zombie. Lol. I don't have a stick up my but. If someone insults me, I can be an asshole, but his comment wasn't directed to you but you chose to be rude. We're all here for the same reason. Let's have a good time.
@Zombie. Lol. I don't have a stick up my but. If someone insults me, I can be an asshole, but his comment wasn't directed to you but you chose to be rude. We're all here for the same reason. Let's have a good time.
11:14PM on 06/27/2014
"why don't you go out and get yourself a sense of humor."...There's some things that aren't supposed to be considered funny. It's sick if you find that funny.

I'm done with this.
"why don't you go out and get yourself a sense of humor."...There's some things that aren't supposed to be considered funny. It's sick if you find that funny.

I'm done with this.
12:44AM on 06/28/2014
hahaha so just because you don't find something funny makes it wrong and therefore the person should be banned for it. People have warped senses of humor, get over yourself and go crusade your moral police someplace else.
hahaha so just because you don't find something funny makes it wrong and therefore the person should be banned for it. People have warped senses of humor, get over yourself and go crusade your moral police someplace else.
12:42AM on 06/27/2014
I liked it, might be the best one yet, and I'm a fan of the Bay series. The human villains were great, really made you hate them. I thought all the potty humor from the past movies were toned down, the action was great, the man made transformers were cool. The length of the movie didn't bother me, it might with repeat viewings tho. Can't wait to see where it goes from here!
I liked it, might be the best one yet, and I'm a fan of the Bay series. The human villains were great, really made you hate them. I thought all the potty humor from the past movies were toned down, the action was great, the man made transformers were cool. The length of the movie didn't bother me, it might with repeat viewings tho. Can't wait to see where it goes from here!
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12:24AM on 06/27/2014

ok

I need everyone that just has a distaste for Michel Bay and a summer block busters to go shoot themselves in the head. Ok, now that everyone's opinion that has not been pre-established is still following. How was the movie? Is it worth me spending money on? Was the special effects good, was the story mind numbingly easily to follow? Ok, sounds like a block buster, the sound of money clicking at the register. It will override my and your opinion. This is what i suggest, keep your mouth
I need everyone that just has a distaste for Michel Bay and a summer block busters to go shoot themselves in the head. Ok, now that everyone's opinion that has not been pre-established is still following. How was the movie? Is it worth me spending money on? Was the special effects good, was the story mind numbingly easily to follow? Ok, sounds like a block buster, the sound of money clicking at the register. It will override my and your opinion. This is what i suggest, keep your mouth shut, any publicity (even bad) is good right? Simply stop talking, stop sharing your opening, stop thinking your opinion matters and maybe, maybe the 5th Transformers movie can be stopped.
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12:29AM on 06/27/2014
What?
What?
1:16AM on 06/27/2014
I'll second that what.
I'll second that what.
1:47AM on 06/27/2014
Congratulations Balagaroo, you just won yourself Joblo's asshole of the day award.
Congratulations Balagaroo, you just won yourself Joblo's asshole of the day award.
2:21AM on 06/27/2014
You're a moron. And you make no sense. So hush child.
You're a moron. And you make no sense. So hush child.
4:20AM on 06/27/2014
Shut yer butt
Shut yer butt
11:52AM on 06/27/2014
It's called tact and I agree with your point, but ya could have gone about making it in not such a condescending way eh?
It's called tact and I agree with your point, but ya could have gone about making it in not such a condescending way eh?
2:37PM on 06/28/2014
Believe me, if anyone is now remotely close to considering ending a life via firearm, IT SURE ISN'T THEIRS'. . .
Believe me, if anyone is now remotely close to considering ending a life via firearm, IT SURE ISN'T THEIRS'. . .
12:11AM on 06/27/2014
I haven't seen it yet but going to tomorrow. One of the critics on Rottentomatoes said "Full Metal Bay" so yeah I'm ready for it. I'm a home cinema system buff but I'd love to watch this on big screen. Too bad IMAX has only 3D version which gives me enormous headache so prolly gonna watch it in normal 2D.
I haven't seen it yet but going to tomorrow. One of the critics on Rottentomatoes said "Full Metal Bay" so yeah I'm ready for it. I'm a home cinema system buff but I'd love to watch this on big screen. Too bad IMAX has only 3D version which gives me enormous headache so prolly gonna watch it in normal 2D.
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12:10AM on 06/27/2014
If it were a 100 minutes, I might have had a really good time. At 165 minutes, it's definitely overkill. Yes, it's better than 2 and 3, but those aren't exactly very high benchmarks. It seems Bay has attempted to rein himself in with regards to the sexism, racism, stupid juvenile humour and obnoxious product placement, but all of those elements are definitely still there. I did love Kelsey Grammer as the villain and Titus Welliver as his henchman. Those two were actually believably scary human
If it were a 100 minutes, I might have had a really good time. At 165 minutes, it's definitely overkill. Yes, it's better than 2 and 3, but those aren't exactly very high benchmarks. It seems Bay has attempted to rein himself in with regards to the sexism, racism, stupid juvenile humour and obnoxious product placement, but all of those elements are definitely still there. I did love Kelsey Grammer as the villain and Titus Welliver as his henchman. Those two were actually believably scary human villains, so many steps up from Patrick "McTraitor" Dempsey in the third movie.
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12:12AM on 06/27/2014
Don't Spoil me just yet but at least your review confirms me that it is at least better than Revenge of the Fallen.
Don't Spoil me just yet but at least your review confirms me that it is at least better than Revenge of the Fallen.
12:03AM on 06/27/2014

Haven't seen it yet...

...and I have no plans to (No way I'm giving another cent to this franchise. I'll most likely check out on the FX re-run in a couple years when I have nothing better to do that day), but I just had to comment: currently 15% on Rotten Tomatoes?? LOL
...and I have no plans to (No way I'm giving another cent to this franchise. I'll most likely check out on the FX re-run in a couple years when I have nothing better to do that day), but I just had to comment: currently 15% on Rotten Tomatoes?? LOL
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