Your favorite alien robots are back in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” and in for the fight of their lives! Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and a motley crew of Autobots face off against “Decepticons” in human form. Yep, a few misguided black ops soldiers are looking to avenge the the thousands who perished in the “Battle of Chicago” from the previous film. All remaining Transformers on Earth, Autobot and Decepticon, are hunted down for the metal they are composed to learn the secret of their ability to transform. Optimus manages to escape, but unwittingly becomes involved with a human family, headed by novice inventor, Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg). Now human and Autobot alike must once again align themselves against threats to humanity both Earth born and extraterrestrial!
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is definitely the best movie of the summer thus far. Like your typical blockbuster it is LONG, almost three hours to be exact! Luckily, it is entertaining all the way through. If you are not being mesmerized by the fighting scenes then you are definitely laughing at some of the dialogue and mishaps between the characters. However, some of the subtext was slightly racist. The miniature Autobot was definitely a metal Sambo. Then you have Drift with the samurai swords, Asian accent, and a YELLOW face.. Someone needs a class in political correctness. The next slight against the movie is how long it takes the Dinobots to appear! Just seeing the trailer has you dying to see Optimus riding in like the cavalry on Grimlock. Remaking Megatron into Galvatron and powering up the new Decepticons was genius. Glad to Optimus Prime still has a worthy enemy. Nice try Lockdown!
Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager is a breath of fresh air. He could actually fight and help the Autobots, unlike Sam Witwicky (Shia Lebouf). He was a smart and a hardcore father, minimizing the romance in the movie between his daughter and her boyfriend. Romance has no place in action film about intergalactic warfare between alien robot factions. Well, not unless they introduce a few female Autobots–Elita One anyone? Catch “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in theaters everywhere!