Friday, 11 July 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction Review

Transformers: Age of Extinction 

Release Date: 26th June 2014 - Australia

Production Companies 
Paramount Pictures (presents)
Hasbro (in association with)
Di Bonaventura Pictures 

Ian Bryce Productions
Amblin Entertainment (Uncredited)
Platinum Dunes (Uncredited)
China Movie Channel (in association with)
Jiaflix Enterprises (in association with)

Paramount Pictures Australia

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 165 minutes

Budget: $350,000,000

Box Office Gross: $1,104,039,076

Plot Summary
Autobots and Decepticons are 
no longer wanted on Earth by 
humans and have gone into 
hiding. As humanity picks up 
the pieces, automobile 
mechanic Cade Yeager and 
his daughter Tessa come 
across Optimus Prime. 

However, once a bounty hunter 
learns that the leader of the 
Autobots is still on earth, he 
begins tracking him down.



Mark Wahlberg - Cade Yaeger
Nicola Peltz - Tessa Yaeger
Jack Reynor - Shane Dyson
Kelsey Grammer - Harold Attinger
Stanley Tucci - Joshua Joyce
Sophia Myles - Darcy Tyril
T. J. Miller - Lucas Hannery

Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime (Voice)
Mark Ryan - Lockdown (Voice)
John DiMaggio - Crosshairs/
Leadfoot (Voices)
John Goodman - Hound (Voice)
Ken Watanabe - Drift (Voice)
Reno Wilson - Brains (Voice)
Robert Foxworth - Ratchet (Voice)
Frank Welker - Galvatron (Voice)

Executive Producer/Director - Michael Bay
Writer - Ehren Kruger
Executive Producers - Steven 
Spielberg, Brian Goldner and 
Mark Vahradian
Producers - Ian Bryce, Tom
DeSanto, Lorenzo di
Bonaventura and Don Murphy

Co-Producer/Unit Production Manager - Allegra Clegg
Co-Producer/First Assistant Director - K.C. Hodenfield
Co-Producers - Matthew Cohan and Michael Kase 
Production Designer - Jeffrey Beecroft 
Cinematography - Amir Mokri
Film Editors - Paul Rubell, Roger Barton and
William Goldenberg
Fight Coordinator - Garrett Warren
Special Effects Supervisor - John Frazier
Visual Effects Supervisors - Adhee Chiu and Jeff White
Co-Visual Effects Supervisor: ILM - Pat Tubach
Animation Director - Scott Benza
Music - Steve Jablonosky 
Composer: Additional Music - Hans Zimmer
Songs - Imagine Dragons

Years after successfully managing my early reviews of Transformers (or making its alterations in now recent years) including the three live-action blockbusters. First, there was the 1986 animated movie (click here), then came 2007's TRANSFORMERS (click here) where I once gave it a star-rating of 5 out of 5. Again, I reviewed its average but mildly fun sequel of REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (click here) and it's improved third instalment DARK OF THE MOON (DOTM) (click here). I thought of it once as the series grand finale, I must admit, the director Michael Bay has a hard time of keeping up with the series issues as he was deeply focused on the movies' impact. He has TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION re-modified in a whole new impression for the newly-matured fans. No longer it will be requiring the old human characters from the first three, replacing them with the new ones better with subtlety and appeal. The younger fans of hipsters can only recognise the new transformers from the vintage cartoon of G1 includes such fan-favourites like the Dinobots.

Amidst the brand new characters and dark tone helped the movie in gearing to a new generation of hipsters. What I like about the movie is Mark Wahlberg whom is a good actor that performed the part very well. Call me crazy, but I have no idea he was playing the main human in a Transformers film. Having seen a few movies featuring the known actor, he proves more that he could do in a heroic, interesting type than Shia LaBeouf in a yearly ritual. If Shia could have just gotten a cameo appearance. Other actors Stanley Tucci and John Goodman (in robot form) also even displayed this co-excessive natural talent in the supporting character leads.

This is the beginning of a new trilogy with brand new characters and such, the new movie AGE OF EXTINCTION is dazzling whatsoever in accustoming the action and visual spectacles. More maturity and edgier than DOTM, the winds are keeping the change of the movie that kept the die-hard fans in power of anticipation.

Star rating: (10/10) Best Movie Ever

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