Published on March 5th, 2014 | by Sharp-O0
Tease Me, Baby! – Transformers: Age of Extinction
Yup, that’s certainly a Michael Bay Transformers movie…
One of my first Tease Me, Baby! articles was for Transformers: Dark of the Moon and oh what a difference hindsight makes. I paid to see every live-action Transformers movie in the cinema and I deeply regret it. They were okay movies except for Revenge of The Fallen, but I just can’t stomach to watch them again. I got my hopes up every time only for them to be dull as dishwater and with great installments of the franchise since (Such as the animated Transformers: Prime and IDW’s More Than Meets the Eye comic book) the idea of MORE Bayformers leaves me decidedly un-hyped. But I covered the last one so it falls to me to review this formulaic, trope-y nonsense. Here’s the trailer:
Marky-Mark and the Funky-Bots
If nothing else, this movie might just be watchable because of Mark Wahlberg. He’s a damn fine actor and his character name is Cade Yaeger, which is the most awesome protagonist name since Bolt Vanderhuge. His character is a widowed father and a struggling inventor, which instantly makes him a 100 times more interesting than the stuttering plagerist, Shia LeBeouf.
Generic Female Lead #113
American flag! Take a drink! This is Nicola Peltz, our designated totty for the movie. She’s Cade’s daughter and dates another character played by Jack Reynor and that is all anyone knows about her. NEXT!
Okay, I’m not made of stone, this scene is pretty fucking hype. Optimus Prime fighting a rampaging Grimlock in dino mode. But given Bay’s previous statements of “Dinobots are teh dumb”, I’m worried about how they’ll be handled. Then again, I’m worried about how ANY character that isn’t Prime or Bumblebee will be handled.
So, yeah, a new Bayformers trilogy begins here and I’m about as apathetic as you can get. You can expect to see Transformers: Age of Extinction in cinemas from June 27th 2014.