So, this is not exactly news, but we’ll re-hash. Transformers: Age of Extinction is one of the biggest movies releases we’re anticipating this year. It’s the fourth instalment in the Michael Bay Transformers Universe, if you can call it that.
We’re both excited and worried about Age of Extinction. We’re excited because it looks bigger than ever, with Dinobots! Dinobots! The geek child in me just went ballistic.If you thought Optimus Prime was huge, check out this shot of him with Grimlock, one of the Dinobots. It honestly does not get any bigger than this!
We’re also very excited because they’ve (finally) ditched Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox (again) and replaced them with Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, single dad and inventor and Nicola Peltz as his daughter, Tessa Yeagar. You may remember Nicola as the water-bender from the god-awful Avatar: The Last Airbender .
For real, though, how can you not be excited about Marky Mark? Mark Wahlberg is a huge action star, and while he’s had his fair share of flops (like half his career), he’s been pretty consistent and has had some really outstanding roles in movies like: Three Kings, The Italian Job, The Departed, The Fighter and Ted.
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs.
The story this time will hopefully be a little better than the previous movies, but we’re not holding our breath. The Transformers movies are the kind that we head into to watch purely for the huge! action! sequences! and! explosions!, story be damned. Having said that, though, we have our limits: Revenge of the Fallen was just unbelievably bad. Ghetto robots? Robots with dangling unmentionables? Ugh. No, Bay. That was a new low in film-making.
And that is why we’re worried. Aside from the very first Transformers, Michael Bay has not given us much to look forward to other than the explosions and huge-ass robots. Can’t we expect a better story this time round? More coherence? More character depth? Will Wahlberg will add a new dimension to the story, bringing more gravitas to the role (and series)?
Check out the trailer below, and tell us what you think about the upcoming movie.
So, tell us what you think. Are you looking forward to Age of Extinction?
Transformers: Age of Extinction premieres on Jun 27th.