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.
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.
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.