In this movie, Transformers Age of Extinction, humans have decided that transformers, they’re not cool anymore. The thing that happened in Chicago, we don’t like Autobots or Decepticons, none of them. They all have to go. So mankind is at war with these things and now the transformers are hiding. Mark Wahlberg finds Optimus and they become buddies and they join this war together. Well, one of the biggest things that a lot of people told Michael Bay was that his films especially transformers movies just had way too much idiotic humor, too much racial stereotypes, way too much government conspiracy dialogue that no one really cares about and not enough awesome transformer stuff.
All the three previous Transformers films had like the exact same three act set up. You showed your protagonists, they were struggling with something, there’s a government conspiracy going on, Optimus comes in, there’s a big battle of sorts or on the second act, then more government conspiracy and stupid idiotic humor, and then by the third act, the entire last 30 to 40 minutes of the movie is nothing but explosions over and over again. And a lot of people were thinking, well we got a new cast this time, so we’re going to get a different movie.
Transformers: Age of extinction is the exact same film we’ve had three times previously. It’s just with a different cast and a much more likable lead. Mark Wahlberg is the best part of this movie. He actually does stuff like he grabs an alien gun and gets involved in the battles, he was a very good asset to the film. This movie has cool visual effects, it has some fun action sequences but the majority of them are constructed with amazing visual effects work done by extremely talented artists in this film.
Everything else in this movie is just a two-and-a-half-hour string of explosions and some of the most idiotic dialogue you’ve ever heard all year.