The Transformers live action movie franchise has been a point of contention for many Transformers fans ever since its inception. And while there are both fans and haters, the general consensus regarding the franchise, especially with its most recent installment “Dark of the Moon,” is that the franchise seems to have over-stayed its welcome. “Dark of the Moon” left many fans of the Transformers franchise very upset, myself being one of them.
“Dark of the Moon” ruined any hope I had for the Transformers movie franchise. When a movie manages to butcher both Transformers AND Star Trek in a single swoop, you know something went wrong. However, after seeing the initial trailers for “Age of Extinction” I was suddenly filled with intrigue, skeptical intrigue, but intrigue nonetheless. Perhaps it was just the 13 year old in me that was taken aback at the sight of Optimus Prime riding a giant robot dinosaur into battle, but something rubbed me right about the trailer. And while I will tell you right now that the trailer was an abject lie, much like its predecessors, I can say the movie wasn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be.
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