I’m just going to come out and say this right from the start. If you want a spoiler free review it’s best to go elsewhere, or at least not past this first paragraph. Age of Extinction is such a horrendous, vile and horrible film in so many ways I just have to go into all of it. So, here’s a mini review. It is not as bad as Revenge of the Fallen. It actually does a few things right. Excels at times even. I just think that, perhaps, my resistance to the works of Michael Bay has finally worn out and as a result I have to pick this film apart. You’ll see what I mean about the film being horrible and yet being capable of excellence as I go along. Shall we get started?
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So a fellow blogger, and regular commenter here, who’s site is called Thoughts From The Booth recently awarded me with The Liebster Award. My initial reaction ranged from “what is that?” to “Has Joe’s account been hacked and now he’s sending complimentary spam?”. I get a lot of complimentary spam, by the way. If in doubt, Google the potential spam comment. That’s my advice for today. Where was I? Oh yeah, Liebster thing. The Liebster Award is a blogger network prize the origins of which I’ll explain after the jump. Effectively though one blogger nominates a number of other bloggers they enjoy, all of which have a limited number of followers, in an attempt to spread the word and get some juicy subscriber cross-pollination going. In the process you answer a series of questions the nominator poses to you. So, Thoughts From The Booth nominated me and after the jump I’ll nominate someone else and answer the questions posed to me.
So after that little tease of a trailer during the Superbowl we were left in anticipation… or more likely, left shrugging, at the prospect of a new Transformers film. I may be a bit controversial here when I say that the Michael Bay Transformers films aren’t exactly brilliant. Especially that pile of wank known as Revenge of the Fallen. I did somewhat moderately enjoy the third film though. I do suspect that was due to Shia LaBeouf’s character… human… person… having an actual character arc. A really, moronically, simple character arc it may have been. But it was definitely there. Just. Well, Shia LaBeouf is out for this new film and Marky Mark is in. Also, Dinobots and a very big spaceship which I’m gonna say is Unicron. People have told me it’s a ship belonging to a Decepticon called Lockdown but there’s no way Michael Bay isn’t going to make that transform. Anyway, click the jump below for the embedded trailer.
Early warning! This review may contain spoilers!
This week I have watched 4 Transformers movies of varying quality. It’s pretty clear from my reviews, if you’ve read them, that the animated movie is my favorite and Revenge Of The Fallen can go die in a fire. So where does Dark Of The Moon sit? Well obviously you’ll have to click the jump and read the review to find out…
So over the last 2 days I’ve trudged through the enjoyable yet flawed Transformers live action movie and it’s sequel Revenge Of The Fallen, a film by which all bad films are now judged against. Today we’re going back in time like Marty McFly to 1986 with the animated Transformers The Movie. If you were born in the early 80s chances are you’ve watched this film some 200 times over. Chances are if you have kids you’ve made them watch it. Why? Because it’s fecking awesome that’s why!
It’s day two of my Transformers week here on The Film Dump and my what a treat I have to review today. Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen is the worst thing to happen to humanity since the Bubonic Plague. OK that might be an exaggeration of some kind I intend to explain why it’s at least as bad as the Black Death. I’ll try to keep this short, but as master Yoda says, “do or do not, there is no try” and in the case of this film I don’t think I can “do” a short review. 3000 words likely coming up.
No sooner do I finish the first review for my Transformers week but up pops a final trailer for Transformers Dark Of The Moon. It’s only a minute long but it’s full of the good stuff. Explosions, giant robots Shia LaBeouf shouting “OPTIMUS!”. Yup all the traits of a Transformers film are there. Also there’s a brief shot of the sky diving sequence which I saw a little of in 3D before Green Lantern and it was impressive stuff. Anyway, click the link to enjoy.
When I did my X-Men week a short while ago I approached the films in chronological order. It’s the logical way to go I suppose. So why am I starting my Transformers week with the 2007 Micheal Bay film instead of the 1986 animated movie? Because I’m quite looking forward to Dark Of The Moon and I don’t want to go into that with the last film I watched being Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen. I needed the last Transformers film I reviewed before the new one to be a good one. I can’t go into Dark Of The Moon in a bad mood expecting the worst. So I’m starting with Bayformers 1, then Revenge Of The Fallen and ending with the animated film to put me in the best mood possible. With that all said, on with the show…
So we’re less than a week away from the release of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon and a little more than a week away from when I’ll be seeing it. I’ll be going to see it on Friday night seeing as I have no pennies before then. Boo and indeed hiss. Next week, starting Monday I’ll be reviewing each Transformers film leading up to my review of the new film which should go up on Friday. In light of Transformers week, this week’s trailer park will include the latest of the Transformers 3 trailers. Also we’ll have the trailer for the remake of Footloose and the new Cronenberg film A Dangerous Method. As usual I’ll also dig up some retro trailer goodness. Click the link for viewing pleasures.
As you can probably tell from the header image this weeks trailer park features the latest trailer for Hot Topic movie series Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1. Because trilogies are no longer enough and no finale can be told in any less than two parts. I’m sure the film will be an epic for the ages.I’ll be following that with the trailer for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and end todays Trailer Park with another retro trailer.