The 4th edition of Michael Bay's Transformers, titled Age of extinction is now playing at the movies.
Afte a 3 part series with Shia LaBeouf, the 4th edition has a new cast featuring Mark Wahlberg, who plays Yeager (30 something dad and a robot inventor), Nicola Peltz, his 17 year old daughter Tessa and her boyfriend Jack Reynor, who plays Shane. Oh, if I forgot to mention what Shane does, well he drives. Introducing Shane
Note: Spoilers ahead
If you remember the 3rd series, Chicago was turned into a warzone and it saw the end of Megatron. Part 4 is set a few years into the future, with Yeager finding Optimus Prime at a time when the government is hunting all the autobots. While the movie begins with a scene set in the Arctic and a discovery of the Dinobots, it soon starts circling that the Yeager family have found Optimus Prime. Another prime character is Lockdown, the bounty hunter who is in partnership with the government to find and end the Autobots.
A few chases, cool sequences and breaks-in later, the autobots find themselves inside a facility where Megatron's parts are being used to recreate Transformers, leading to the birth of Galvatron, one who is possessed by Megatron's mind.
At this stage all the plots are inter-twined and for some joy the stage shifts to China and we find ourselves amidst the high rises and narrow alleys in Hong Kong.
The climax sees a plethora of explosions, with building after building razed to the ground and the end of the Lockdown. While Optimus Prime retrieves the 'Seed', he openly declares what is coming after the Creators. Bring on the war!
Although the sequences are far away from impressive, the new slick and stylish look of the Autobots is not to be missed. If you thought they don't get anymore cooler than what they already are - it just got a tad bit better!
The relationship between Tessa & her dad adds some humour to the plot, especially in some intense scenes. The movie is a little longer than it probably needed to be and the network of plots was an overkill. I wouldn't give it more than 2 stars.