The main difference between this “Transformers” movie from the previous 3: the human players are different. This 3-D’er is louder , longer, and , if you can believe, even worse than the Shia Labeouf predecessors . We’re talking more than 2-and-a-half hours long. Seriously????
The climactic battle scene last over an hour. I wish I had timed it. I got so bored during the endless final battle, I started counting product placements: Red Bull; Budweiser: Vogue; Victoria’s Secret; and Hong Kong Tourism. I’m sure I missed a few. I think there was more concern for product placement than plot.
Mark Wahlberg gets to play protective dad to Nicola Peltz , a Tara Reid lookalike who stars on “Bates Motel”. Kelsey Grammer is the CIA director, who just happens to be on the scene during the epic battle. Talk about micro-managing!!! Stanley Tucci has the most fun and the best lines , which isn’t saying much because the dialogue is beyond bad.
Michael Bay’s treatment of women is appalling. One scene is a direct steal from the Robert Palmer video “Addicted To Love”- tight black dresses and all. I expected them to break out in song.
Bay’s motto seems to be Bigger!!! Longer!!!! Louder!!! Hmm. Sounds like porn . Come to think of it , this movie IS popcorn movie porn. “Transformers: Age Of Extinction”??? If only . But extinction is not in this franchise’s future . I hear two more are on the way. Next time, I’m bringing the earplugs.