Five Reasons You’ll Love It - July 2, 2014

Transformers: Age Of Extinction – Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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Transformers: Age Of Extinction – Five Reasons You’ll Love It

Transformers: Age Of Extinction, the fourth instalment in the all-conquering, box-office destroying, explosion-packed franchise hits cinemas later this week. We find ourselves right after the battle of Chicago and autobots are no longer humanity’s friends, instead they are being hunted and destroyed. To do this, a CIA agent has made a dangerous deal with an alien bounty hunter who’s on the hunt for Optimus Prime and his fellow autobots. Trouble is, they’re nowhere to be found, until one mysteriously winds up in the garage of a struggling Texan inventor. Then all hell breaks loose…

The film’s out on Saturday (July 5), we caught an early screening and we’ve rounded up five reasons you’ll love it…

 

The effects are incredible…

It’s a Transformers film for god’s sake, of course they are, you might say. And you’d be right, but this time director Michael Bay really takes it to the next level. There are more explosions, bigger battles, more smashing up, it’s an action junkie’s wet dream. There’s some damn good use of 3D too.

 

Robot Dinosaurs!

We repeat Robot Dinosaurs! Dinobots! They’re unleashed about half way through the film and they cause so much carnage!

 

Mark Wahlberg is a big step-up from Shia LaBeouf...

Don’t get us wrong, Shia’s Sam Witwicky was the perfect, skittish, accidental action hero the opening films needed, but Wahlberg is a big step-up. He delivers a punchier performance with more grounding and more weight (literally, he’s clearly been in the gym a lot!) and, as the Transformers’ anchor, he’s a very compelling watch. He plays Cade Yeager, a down on his luck inventor who buys a battered truck that turns out to be very, very special.

 

Kelsey Grammer is having the time of his life…

His powerhouse turn as the Mayor of Chicago in Boss might have sadly come to an end, but the Frasier star looks like he was having a lot of fun making this film. Playing Harold Atinger,  a CIA agent who has established a unit to hunt down all autobots, he camps it right up, playing the stony face corporate villain, all angry glares and cold-hearted cutting statements. Every time he’s onscreen things are that much more fun.

 

It features some of the most hilarious product placement in cinema history…

The thing cost over $200 million to make, we know you’ve got to make the money back in any way you can, but see if you can spot some of the ingenious ways in which they’ve managed to crowbar in products, there are quite a few…

 

Transformers: Age Of Extinction is released into cinemas on Saturday (July 5th).

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