There's plenty to like about "Age's" first act: Bay deploying the kind of classic American iconography he utilized in "Armageddon," as well as some relatively small-scale and intricate setpieces (like a CIA black ops team hunting a Transformer). From there the film descends into mind-numbing bombast, only it's not as large-scale or technically impressive as the mind-numbing bombast this series has produced before.
Dusky Fordian porches+bad parenting ("This is a non-dating house." Seriously Marky Mark? Let that girl live a little.it'll do you a world of good&she's not "yours")+robot humor(Attinger: Here on Earth we have a saying: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Lockdown: I also have a saying: "I don't care.")+ Dinosaurs that'd make Spielberg blush+ ships that'd make Lucas & Scott sigh+low-angles to make Pedro Costa drool.
Some of Bay's most impressive, near-audacious filmmaking, here hampered by a dull, repetitive narrative. Although more disciplined/less vulgar than previous instalments, the human interest story is absent, the conspiracies are convoluted & the mythology is half-baked. Bay tries to make scenes dynamic through the use of 360º spins (or by having the camera pass seamlessly through the action) but it's all so monotonous.
Cómo era de esperarse, este nueva entrega de la exitosa franquicia resulta otra muestra del tremendo desperdicio de talento que siempre ha sido Michael Bay, quién haciendo gala de su acostumbrada habilidad (que no virtuosismo) para filmar portentosas secuencias de acción, consigue otra cinta tan espectacular en lo técnico, como idiota e insustancial en todos los demás aspectos.
Call me "12 years old". Call me "plebeian". I don't give a shit ! MAN ! Spaceship pursuit in Chiraq ! A robot just summoned some dino robots in China as if it was a fuckin wuxia while HK was a big mess ! Wahlberg fighting a man in HK as in Time and Tide ! Americana and Steve jobs-like screwed up a robot who came from nowhere meanwhile for the 4th times, this guy said " I am Megatron/Galvatron". OMG ! So much fun !
I just like to be contrary. This was a long-ass movie. I was impressed with the technology that went into making this film. It was Amazon Prime, so my only commitment was time. John Goodman was channeling his Lebowski character. Stanley Tucci is always good. I don't know what's up with the pink pink lips on the daughter and boyfriend. Marky Mark is less of an actor than a placeholder.
You know all the cool things you liked in the previous movies? Shia LaBeouf shouting 'NO', Megan Fox's divine curvy ass? The gross horny-teenager-level jokes? the cool score? well, imagine you've none of that and they still find a way to make it last for 2 FUCKING HOURS AND 45 FUCKING MINUTES. that's about it, really.
Hollywood special effects excess at full throttle with barely a hint of performance or logic throughout. That isn't to say it isn't entertaining in that 'leave your brain at the door' kind of way. No one is attending this series expecting Shakespeare mind you and Bay certainly delivers on providing eye candy.