With the release of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” this weekend, I thought that I would recap my brief thoughts on the previous three films in the franchise. Now I won’t do full reviews on them but rather just a paragraph on each film explaining quickly what I think of them. So let’s just get right into it.
Don’t get me wrong, this movie is really stupid. I mean REALLY STUPID. The comedy in the film almost never works, a lot of the acting is terrible, and it’s completely bloated with a near 2 and a half hour run time. With that being said, I still found this film to be a lot of fun. The visual effects are dazzling and the action is absolutely spectacular. To me, there was just enough action and visual spectacle for me to have a good time watching it . . . only just.
Overall grade: B
“Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen” (2009)
What can I say? What can I possibly say about this thing that hasn’t already been said? You’ve all heard it before. The humor is abysmal. The story makes absolutely zero sense. The action is boring and dull. The twins are . . . forget it. You already know how much this movie sucks.
Overall grade: D-
“Transformers: Dark Of The Moon” (2011)
Alright, Michael Bay got a lot of crap over the second one. So he “promised” that he had learned from his mistakes and that we’ll get a darker “Transformers” movie. Yeah . . . that didn’t happen. We still got the same stupid humor and the same stupid story. The only thing he improved on is that the action was absolutely terrific. Still . . . it’s not enough.
Overall grade: C-
What do you guys think of the “Transformers” movies so far? What’s your favorite and least favorite? Are you excited for “Age of Extinction?” Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D this Friday.
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