Transformers: The Age of Extinction

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Transformers: Age of Extinction, autobots, decepticons, dinobots, transformers, michael bayThe youngest of four children and being the only girl, I was often given hand-me-down toys that most little girls would shy away from. I’ll never forget the day I was handed action figures that were both dinosaur and robot—yes, my first experience with Dinobots. Now, somewhere near fifteen years later, I can’t even begin to explain the extreme level of nerding-out that occurred. Therefore, I attended the midnight showing last night and would highly recommend this movie to everyone who loves random explosions, high-octane action scenes, sexy actors and actresses and a new level of comedic relief. Although there is an entirely new cast (no need to mention the issue with Shia LaBeouf), they did not disappoint. The truth of the matter is that Transformers is not watched for a plotline—it is watched for fighting robots. Director Michael Bay and writer Ehren Kruger did attempt to create a storyline that was completely different from the first three movies while working off of the final battle that took place in Chicago in the third movie. Inventor and single father Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) comes across a broken down truck (Optimus Prime anybody?) and buys it in an attempt to discover what makes it so different. Among a war between humans and Autobots—no longer are they allies—we are provided plenty of tension to make the movie watchers remain sitting on the edge of their seats. There is also plenty of comedy interspersed between the action because of the relationship between the daughter, Tessa Yeager (Nicola Peltz) and boyfriend Shane Dyson (Jack Reynor), as well as the sarcastic behaviors of the not-so-stereotypical, money-hungry “bad guy,” Joshua Joyce (Stanley Tucci). Watchers do have to wait for the last hour to see some Dinobot action but it is well worth it. The entire movie had me reliving my childhood—I may or may not have a robot crush on Optimus Prime and I feel no shame. If you get the chance, go and see this movie as soon as possible! You’ll want to prepare yourself for the greatest action movie out this year.


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