Movie Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction


Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic (Mark Wahlberg), his daughter (Nicola Peltz), and her back street racing boyfriend (Jack Reynor) for help. via Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) – IMDb


Instant Watch and several days to watch it is the best way to see this movie. I say you need a few days to watch it not because it is bad, but because it is so long. Two hours and forty-five minutes to be exact, and believe me when I say this, there wasn’t enough of a story here to support that kind of time frame. I don’t know who did the editing on this movie or even if there was an editor, but whoever it was needs to know that pace is the most important thing for a movie like this. Also, everything shot doesn’t need to go into a movie. I myself could easily go into this movie and shave 15 to 30 minutes off of it.

But I digress, I knew what the length issue would be before I started watching it so it wasn’t a problem for me. I just watched it over a couple of days so it wouldn’t exhaust me. I honestly did not hate this one nearly as much as I thought I would. Sure, it had its issues, but it was entertaining to watch with a solid score and good effects. The acting was decent, but the action more than made up for that. The direction was also pretty good.

All in all I have to say that this wasn’t a terrible movie, but it wasn’t great either. It did what it was supposed to do and that was to entertain. I would give it 3 stars out of 5.

So, have you seen this one? I would love to hear your thoughts on it.