TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz
Plot: A down-on-his-luck inventor finds one of the few remaining transformers and sets off a chain-reation of events that may lead to the end of humanity.
Clint Says: Wait for the DVD and let someone else rent it
This may become one of the highest grossing films of 2014 just by the nature of the franchise and its "summer blockbuster" release date, but this movie is horrible. The only thing it has going for it are the incredible special effects and world-class explosions.
If you care at all about plot, character development, or meaningful dialogue go see something else. If you are only interested in things that go boom while spouting off cheesy lines you'll still think this 2 hour and 45 minute movie is an hour too long, but you'll be relatively happy. I would compare the cheese factor of this movie to a lame Saturday morning cartoon, but that would be an insult to the cartoon.
I also found the way the film treats the female lead throughout the movie to be thoroughly offensive. She spends the entire movie in tight shirts and either super-short cutoff jeans or painted on pants, her dialogue mainly consists of her yelling for her dad to rescue her, and her age is mentioned several times as 17. So, basically, she's supposed to be a minor that has daddy issues and is only there to provide eye candy rather than have a meaningful role. It's frustrating to see another summer blockbuster that uses the female lead as scenery rather than a legitimate plot-important character.
Just over halfway through the movie I was begging for it to end. When it finally did end it was left so wide open for a sequel that they barely finished this movie.
Save your money and wait for a good action flick.