Excerpt: Michael Bay castiga la retina del espectador durante casi tres horas de demencia visual sin ritmo ni emoción alguna. La peor entrega de la saga, un vehículo destinado a ganar dinero denostando, una vez más, el concepto artístico de blockbuster veraniego.
Excerpt: You’ll get the beer commercial filmmaking you’ve grown to know and love. What you won’t get is a decent – or even coherent – script, effective charaterization, witty dialogue or a reasonable running time.
Excerpt: Like the previous films in the series, it’s long, incoherent, peppered with some of the worst attempts at humour you’ll see in a mainstream film, and underwritten by a moral and visual ugliness which is actually sort of breathtaking.
Excerpt: If you want to save some money, have a few of your friends just scream at each other over the din of the garbage disposal. Now have them do this for the duration of 3 hours and you’ll have the same cinematic experience.
Excerpt: In the fourth installment of director Michael Bay’s sub-woofer-focused, explosions first / plot second Transformers franchise, there are all new humans, some familiar Autobots, and mostly the same elements tweaked just a bit to trick you into thinking you are seeing a new film rather than the same one for the fourth time.
Excerpt: Still, part of me likes the idea of an old-school blockbuster so vast, fantastical and foolish that only the most indiscriminate, imaginative and youthful of viewers can truly tap into its potential. Man, I miss that.
Excerpt: The fourth instalment of Michael Bay’s big screen robot romp offers few surprises but an abundance of the series’ familiar tropes in another marathon-length, narratively vapid action spectacular. Bay’s trademark visual fireworks are as impressive as ever, while an all-new cast promises a new direction for what may become a second trilogy. Otherwise, it’s business as usual for the Autobots and Decepticons, which based on past performance means a huge box office performance everywhere.
Excerpt: As the Autobots fight for Hong Kong with the Dinobots – a T-Rex, Pterodactyl, Spinosaurus, Triceratops, and Velociraptor – by their side, against all storytelling sense Age of Extinction finally wore me down and won me over.
Excerpt: What’s different this time is that Bay seems to have abandoned the palette by which he created the other three films – that is to say this is the first Transformers movie that isn’t totally an ugly and unhappy experience. That doesn’t make it good, necessarily, what he created previously as dark and grimy has been replaced by a visual look that is aggressive, colorful and seems more childish than off-putting. That’s a nice way of saying he’s traded an ointment for a suppository. It still the stupidest film of the summer, but you don’t feel filthy when the movie is over.