Transformers: Age of Extinction, is a vast improvement over previous installments of the Transformers movies. If you were a fan of the original trilogy, then you will be happy that the shoot’em up, transforming robot action continues on with this fourth installment, minus much of the silly, childish pranks, screaming and dialogue that infested the first three films. Regardless, if you hated the Transformers movies from the beginning, your hate will continue. We are not talking Shawshank Redemption or Green Mile here. Transformers: Age of Extinction delivers popcorn and bubble gum in vast quantities, but is very limited and often confusing with the storyline.
In this chapter of the movie saga, the Autobots have been betrayed after the Battle of Chicago, which took place in the last movie, and are now on the run from the humans and a new Cybertronian warrior, Lockdown. Ironically, the storyline of the film is exactly the same as the first half of the second transformers film Revenge of the Fallen, except the Autobots have now become the hunted instead of the hunters, and N.E.S.T., the human organization that they fought alongside has been replaced by a new human organization, the Cemetery Wind, who are bent on wiping out the Autobots. Galvatron also makes a brief appearance for those of you who were fans of the animated Transformers: The Movie. His appearance is definitely a set up for the next film, and yes there will be a next film because this movie has already pulled in 300 million world wide in three days!
Transformers: Age of Extinction has great action scenes and plenty of easter eggs to please all of the fans who are enthralled with the Transformers mythos. Kids will love it, and if you are looking for some transforming robots, mindless chaos, loud sound effects and utter destruction, then this movie is for you!