Not the least of which is not calling the movie Age of the Extinction in order to fit with the rest of the titles in the franchise. Still, there’s so much wrong with this lazy sequel that the Cinema Sins peeps have split their video in two! This is nearly half an hour of riffing, people. Enjoy it on your lunch break maybe!
Am I the only one who wants Megan Fox or Shia Labeouf to come back for the fifth one?
Turns out I’m making this a Transformers day! I honestly did not see that coming, but Honest Trailers whipped out a video for Transformers: Age of Extinction the same week I wrote up that nifty Transformers List of Six. I could not let that coincidence pass without taking full advantage. They hit all the right points. Such a silly movie and franchise.
I actually liked the first Transformers movie, and maybe a little bit of the third, but mostly the franchise has been just as big, loud and indistinguishable as we remember! And in case you forgot, Cinema Sins is here to help us out with their classic tributes to the first three movies! Though fair warning, the second two clips are both 20 minutes long. I guess there are a lot of sins.
Revenge of the Fallen
Dark of the Moon
What better way to prepare for Age of Extinction this weekend?
Because money makes the world go round, we have once again arrived at another Transformers movie! This one is entitled ‘Age of Extinction’, the logical follow-up to ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ and ‘Dark of the Moon’. Why the new film isn’t called ‘Age of the Extinction’, I will never know. But all these titles raise the obvious point: how are future generations supposed to figure out the viewing order? Will it even matter by that point? Who cares! Explosions!
The big draw this time around will be the Dinobots, and I’m personally looking forward to some robot stegosaurus action. Major characters like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will return, but Shia LeBeouf, who played the part of the human, has been replaced by Mark Wahlberg, playing the part of the new human (the part he was born to play, baby!). So if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the course of the franchise, it’s that the characters are easily replaceable, especially the Transformers themselves. There have been countless bland and indistinguishable Transformers stuffed into each movie – but not all of them are so bad.
In fact, there are more than a few diamonds in the rough. Half a dozen, to be exact. Join me after the jump to meet the unsung heroes and villains of the Transformers movie verse!
Considering the mess that Transformers 4: Age of Extinction is probably going to be, why can’t Michael Bay just promise us a ton of Dinobot action? Like, can they just show up mid-way through the movie and rampage over everybody, good and evil, until the day is saved?
Why do we even need Mark Wahlberg?
And when I say ‘Dinobots’, I don’t just mean Grimlock, who features heavily in this trailer. I want to see the whole gang! I want to see Slag, Sludge, Snarl and Swoop wrecking all manner of stuff. If we don’t get at least one robotic, transforming stegosaurus in this film, then what’s the point?
Though I suppose I will settle for the fact that John Goodman will be voicing one of the new Transformers. I am so into that.