So I thought I will post a quick review on the something... something that was supposed to be a movie I saw a few days back... Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Plot wise, if you can say one exists (which doesn't!), it is strikingly identical to all the other 3 movies in the series that preceded it:
- Everyone searching for that one that thing, spark, seed, fruit, flower... that will tip the scale in Autobot wars, Check
- An underdog (Mark Wahlberg), Check
- Barely-Legal hot chick (Nicola Peltz) who, no matter what, always has a perfect makeup with pink luscious lipstick on, ALL the bejesus time, Check
- Secret Government Organization, Check
- A villain hiding in plain sight (Megatron aka Galvatron), Check
- A hero hiding in plain sight (Optimus Prime), Check
- Plain sight hiding in plain sight... WAIT! What?? That doesn't make sense! Check!
- Lots of shaky shots, fire, destruction, mayhem, explosions... Check, check and Check!
- Incoherent story line, Check
- Predictable, Check
- And it is unbearably long, Check
But, in all fairness, the ideal audience for this movie is not the demographic of USA, but it is other parts of the world, parts where the movie industry just doesn't have the technical know-how of creating such mayhem of special effects. Let alone being able to afford monetary expenses of creating one.
~~~sigh~~~ Good movies are so hard to come by these days. Until last week, I was pinning my hopes on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As a kid I adored that cartoon series, but I heard even TMNT-2014 is rated as drearily dull, even at its best. But I might still watch it, just for the sake of it.