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Movie Talk: Transformers - Age of Extinction

9:28 AM


Salam and hello!

Finally, I went to watch the long awaited movie of the year.!

Synopsis

After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago few years ago, humanity now thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot, Lockdown, who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the hunt unit show up looking for Optimus after receiving a call from Cade's worker/friend Lucas. Optimus then helps Yeager and his daughter escape but are pursued by Lockdown. They managed to escape and Yeager learns from the tech he took from the men, which belong to a billionaire tech magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce who is part of what's going on so they go to find out what's going on.

Personal Review


First things first, the CGI is awesome! Comparing to the previous movies, it seriously had improved in this movie. And I appreciate the fact that it has more fighting scene and less lovey dovey scene :D A near 3 hour run time made me feeling quite restless on some non-action parts as I was anticipating to watch the action scenes lol. I like the scene where the Dinobots finally came out hehe :D and there's so little of Bumblebee showing up! >.< Although he acts so childish this time, haha very cute! I don't really bother bout the other new Autobots :B

In this movie, it's quite sad to see (spoiler!) Ratchett got killed in the beginning ): after Ironhide from last movie, now this dude! Ughhh. Anyways, (spoiler again) Bumblebee's clone, when in car form, has the most annoying sound of all -____- and I somewhat hated Tessa for awhile in that movie, mainly because she kept giving her attention to her boyfriend instead of her dad. I mean seriously? He's not the one who saved you a couple of time there! >.>

So I've read a lot of negative reviews on this particular movie. You could read them up here. But there was one comment that really made my day!

"Jack Morrison:
In all honesty, I believe this film was harshly judged and not just by you. I’m not singling out anyone in particular. I don’t see what the problem with product placement is. Nobody’s forcing you to take out your wallet and buy whatever has a quick cameo in the film.

I think the main issue with why this movie is hated was the run time. If you ignore everything else, I’m sure people would still have a problem with the run time. It’s okay to have a long movie. I think it really depends on if action is your thing. And I can’t complain. Even if it is long, it can’t hurt to at least make an attempt to not be pessimistic in the presence of Michael Bay’s name in the credits. Instead we could say we got two times our money’s worth, seeing how this is almost two-times the length of an average movie.

There was a little change up here and there than just basic explosions we expect to see from Bay. Optimus being stabbed by his own sword, Cade’s daughter and her boyfriend only narrowly saving Cade himself from the creator by freeing Optimus, and more. And the emotions really get serious at moments when Cade’s daughter is caught in the net with Optimus, and when Cade wishes to go back to help Optimus. And the music played in both of these scenes only made things more intense.
On the other hand though, I can agree that the sudden setting change was a little unnecessary, but would it have made sense to have another Chicago destroyed? I’d at least give Bay some credit for not doing something like the Hangover Part II did in its entirety.

I believe the film gives several important messages though, and they are delivered quite accurately. Like most of the films in this series, I believe the overall theme is that we shouldn’t fear what we don’t understand, in this case, the Autobots. The alliance with the Dinobots shows an excellent example of teamwork, even though the Autobots already do a good job of that on their own, let alone Mark and the gang fixing Optimus to begin the adventure. And of course, the relationship between Cade, his daughter, and many others somewhat gives the message that there’s nothing more powerful than the bond that brings a family together. In short, this film has several messages that aren’t given directly, but can often be up to the viewer’s imagination. For the record, I think it would be wise to at least ignore Bay’s name is in the credits to avoid being quick to judge, just because he’s had a few bad movies. I’m sure Stephen Speilburg and even Christopher Nolan had a bad movie at one point or another. "

Fuhh! Quite a long post indeed! People are free to speak their mind anyways, and sadly this franchise is getting more and more negative comments than before. I hope if there were a new Transformers movie coming out, the storyline would be way better. I want more Bumblebee and less of the cliche storyline lol!

Have you watched the movie? What's your opinion? 

Til then blurbers!

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