There’s plenty of problems and plot holes to be found with this film if viewers want to start dissecting Transformers Age of Extinction.
The only real reason for anyone to go see Transformers: Age of Extinction is to see the Dinobots kick some major behind. Heaven help us for what Michael Bay and his team of writers has done to the beloved franchise we all grew up with. Whether that is Generation One (G1), Transformers Animated or Transformers Prime, to wonder what the Autobots or Deceptions can look like in a realistic sense requires producers with a solid vision to make a film work. In this film’s case, it’s an improvement with Cybertronians being featured in their battle colours.
Audiences can make out who is whom in a screen that’s crowded with a lot of explosions and fast camera movements. The film begins with a nod to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus — perhaps a quick hint as to the origin of the Dinobot species — before jumping to the modern-day, where the narrative explains four years have passed since the huge battle between the Autobots and Decepticons left Chicago in ruins. The US government has no love for either Cybertronian faction and every mech is branded as fugitives. They are all marked for termination, whether they like it or not.
A new trailer to bring dino-mania to new heights has been unleashed today that shows Optimus Prime slugging it out with Grimlock. Their alliance is not sealed yet in this teaser for Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. And for fans following what each trailer unit has been unveiling, the Autobots and Dinobots will eventually have to tag team to deal with an old threat. Megatron will no doubt be back, but as for how (he was gruesomely killed in the last movie), that needs to be explained.
And the US Government looks like they are not happy after what happened in Chicago many years ago, when Sam Witwicky put the whole world into danger’s way again. He no doubt found retirement from this series when both he and Carly decided to settle down.
Yes, Marvel Entertainment’s big two movie trailer releases (Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: Winter Soldier) eclipsed Michael Bay’s Transformers 4 by more than a long shot. Although all three films are heavy hitters for the spring/summer blockbuster season, there is no denying that the battle for box office dollars will be owned by a comic book company than a director who simply loves it loud — namely to put in as much fast action, explosives and wow-factor into a jam-packed 100 minutes of intestinal fortitude.
There’s no official word as to how long this film is, but the trailer certainly has all the above mentioned traits to make dissecting this product a bit tough. Here are guesses at what each frame represents, after it has been hacked at by The Vintage Tempest’s sword.
This video of the set of Transformers 4 was provided by Andy Olesko. It is the same shooting location in Detroit, Michigan that Otaku no Culture wrote about on July 31st but with a slight difference. This video is using an above view which was shot while standing on a balcony from the location of Andy Olesko’s flat.
With this vantage point the reader can see the true scale of the T4 set that was built.
Take a look at recent amateur video footage on Michael Bay’s Transformers 4 on location in Detroit, Michigan. Like many other amateur vids appearing on Youtube, it’s lots and lots of explosions. What can be said other than it’s a Michael Bay film. You’re usually guaranteed three things: babes, explosions and U.S. military forces.
Transformers 4 has a Summer 2014 release. It’s directed by Michael Bay, screenplay by Ehren Kruger and stars Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller and Kelsey Grammar.