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Friday, June 27, 2014

Transformers 4 Movie Review (2014)

The Good: The visuals are definitely incredible. This was the first film to be shot with an actual IMAX 3D camera, and it sure does show. Of course, there is plenty of action from beginning to end. There's rarely a dull moment without some fighting or random explosions. Mark Wahlberg, and the entire "human cast", was a tremendous upgrade from the played out Shia LaBeouf story. They made the story seem more authentic. The Transformers themselves look great too. There's plenty of tidbits of humor that's chuckle-worthy as well.

The Bad: Interesting fact, each of the Transformers films literally get longer after each sequel. (Almost 3 hours long this time) There's a bit too much over-acting and some people may get tired of the comic relief the further you get into the movie. You'll probably notice the extremely overdone, and even unnecessary slow motion effects. On top of that, it is simply unbelievable how the humans are able to walk away from ALL of the danger that they're involved in without a scratch! Also, while the action is indeed from beginning to end, there are many points where it just becomes random chaos. Finally, whether this was done purposefully or not, there are many holes in the story line that will leave you wanting to know more. (Sequel or just bad writing?)

The Reason: I think that it's safe to say that director Michael Bay is the new Tyler Perry of action movies. Same plot, same character development, same camera angles, same random explosions, same everything. If you don't believe me, click here for the "Honest Trailer" before you see Transformers 4.  The best way I could explain this film would be like to say it is Transformers + Terminator 2 + Jurrasic Park all combined. If you didn't like the previous TRANSFORMERS films, get ready for more of the same. I saw it at Navy Pier IMAX and I don't regret paying for it. So I'd say it's worth the money. If you enjoyed Transformers: Dark of the Moon, then you'll probably enjoy this film as well. Go watch it.

The Rating: 8.0/10

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