‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ movie review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
I know many of you moviegoers are a little skeptical about Michael Bay’s new action ad campaign Transformers: Age of Extinction, but let me tell you that this instalment is my second favourite, just behind the first one.
It takes place in the aftermath of the battle of Chicago from the last movie, if you even saw it. The American government has finally had enough of the robot fights and has decided to hunt down and destroy every Transformer, Autobot, and Decepticon—or so we think. With the help of a black-ops leader (played by Kelsey Grammer) and a scientist (Stanley Tucci), they strike a deal with the Decepticons for the technology to build Transformers themselves.
Meanwhile in Texas, an inventor named Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) buys a rundown truck and tries to salvage it for some extra cash. Sure enough, it turns out to be a seriously injured Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots that have been in hiding.
For those of you who go to these movies for the special effects, humour, and overall good times, this film is a true summer blockbuster, and the 3-D is actually amazing. Keep that mindset when you see this and I guarantee you’ll have a great time.