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Movie Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

The latest installment of Transformers is a movie that has it all. That is if your into robots, explosions, loud blow-ups, more explosions, and a plot that is about as confusing as trying to watch a movie in a foreign language. That’s about the extent of Transformers: Age of Extinction, a movie that will sell plenty of tickets and merchandise, but won’t make it a few weeks in the box office as weak as the storyline and acting is.

Gone from this fourth version are the likes of Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox, who are replaced in the film for the most part by Mark Wahlberg, who plays an inventor from Texas, and his daughter, played (Tessa), played by Nicola Peltz, who takes over as the new sex symbol of the series, wearing low cut shorts and being mostly dolled up for a majority of the movie. Wahlberg is solid, but outside of he and Stanley Tucci, who plays a billionaire scientist who tries to mass produce the robots, the acting is ‘blah’ at best.

The plot is the usual one for a Transformers movie, the Autobots aren’t getting the love from humans anymore after an epic battle in Chicago five years before, and the Deceptions are out to make sure the Autobots are gone for good. This plot has a new villain, known as Lockdown, an alien who is trying to bring main good guy Optimus Prime down for good. The movie is 23 minutes short of three hours, and easily could have been an hour shorter. From starting in Paris, Texas to ending in Hong Kong, the plot is all over the place, and for a good portion of the movie simply doesn’t make sense, nothing new for a Transformers movie done by Michael Bay.

The alien monster’s big agenda is to try and take down Prime. First Lockdown tells Prime that he’s created, which is why he’s trying to destroy him. Good premise, but then why doesn’t he try and destroy the other Transformers left on earth? It’s one of many plot faults in this latest edition of the metal monster flick. Bay could have stopped this franchise after the second movie and it would have been just fine – instead, it’s overkill to the tenth degree.

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  1. Phil

    July 5, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I stil can’t wait to see this on the IMAX!

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Check Out The Action-Packed Trailer For ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’

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Tom Cruise reprises his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible: Fallout, the latest movie in the Mission Impossible series, and as you can see from this trailer, the movie delivers more of the same stunts, explosions and ridiculously dangerous things that keep us coming back for more, even after all of these years.

In Mission Impossible: Fallout, when an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.

Returning cast members include Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Rebecca Ferguson, and Michelle Monaghan. Joining the dynamic cast are newcomers Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby, with writer/director Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

Mission Impossible: Fallout blasts into theaters on July 27th, 2018.

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Watch The Terrifying Final ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Trailer

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Universal Pictures just released the final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, which is set to stampede into theaters on June 22nd, 2017.

It’s been 4 years since Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment, and Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. But when the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire must rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

But that’s not all. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition discovers that a shadowy arms company has created a genetically-engineered dinosaur called the Indoraptor, described as “the most dangerous creature that ever walked the earth,” that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times!

Naturally, it’s up to Owen and Claire to save the world, because as Dr. Malcolm wisely reflects, “those creatures were here before us and if we’re not careful they’re going to be here after us.”

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for this!

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Watch The Official Trailer For ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

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Disney has released the official trailer for their upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, giving us fans a peek at the next standalone installment of the Star Wars franchise. Like many of you, I was a little hesitant about a Han Solo origin story.

But after watching this trailer, I’m all in!

The trailer for Solo opens with young Han being recruited for a job. He tells Tobias Beckett that he’s a driver and that he’s waited a long time for a shot like this. Becket warns him that once he joins, he’s part of this life forever. And so it begins.

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars sagas most unlikely heroes.

We wish we could just make the jump to May 25th already when Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, but this trailer will have to tide us over until then.

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