Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control - all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs.
Ok, yes he could. There is no movie unsaveable by Burt Reynolds, but he'd actually have to try. Most movies he could just phone in and make amazing.
Yes, we know Transformers movies aren't great, but even as someone who can appreciate 1 and 2, this number 4 is just horrible. You'd think Bay would listen a bit to what people have to say about the first 3 movies and take that into account but no. Or maybe he did and somehow managed to enhance everything that was wrong with the previous movies and crank it into one movie. The most generic actors you can get (yes, even you poor Mark, Texan overprotective father), the CGI isn't as good as it used to be, probably because they're trying too hard to make original looking stuff. And remember Sam's parents being embarrassing for 5 minutes? Well, in this movie, the Mark manages to be embarrassing through the entire movie. You want to see a father tell his super hot 17 years old daughter she can't have a boyfriend, in the middle of a fight for their lives? Yep, that's how low it sinks. Do yourself a favor and skip this, and if you really need to watch robots punch each other, go watch Transformers 1 or Pacific Rim.
From the first 10 minutes of this films near 3 hour long running time, this has nothing but offered me a massive f*ck you to the face! The story lacks detail and heart only relying on a barrage of special effects, dumb choice of shameful dialogue and acting, useless and tiring scenes no one cares about, containing over 100 tons of product placement at every scene while explosions go off uncalled for in the background! If you have an IQ of 160! Avoid this at any particular cost!
This movie was pretty good. Especially compared to the previous "Dark of the Moon" installment. There was a lot of action and a lot of transforming robots, as always. The story was good enough, I enjoyed watching this film. I will say that hearing Optimus Prime threatening to kill someone every 5 minutes was a little jarring. Not because they didn't deserve it or because I'm a pacifist, but because it is totally out of character. Also, the animation for the "new" transformers transforming process is not good... First, the animation is glitchy sometimes. Second, it is more like "magic happens" then getting to watch a vehicle morph into a robot. It just is not appealing. Aside from these minor details, the movie was entertaining and I would recommend watching it if you are a fan of transformers.