Review: 8.3 out of 10 stars.
The concept about “matter” was good and was very sci fi. Unfortunately it lacked good storyline to back it up. Good for the younger audience to hope for video game style rides like in Universal Studios, poor for those who were looking for a story. Eventually 1 scene to explain why autobots were being eliminated but the story then got bit distorted.
The younger generation (Wahlberg as inventor, Peltz as daughter, Reynor as Peltz’s boyfriend) of the movie simply cannot deliver the lines, especially in the beginning. They acted flat and rigid. The later action scenes were better as they didn’t have to say as much and just had to yell and look scared.
Grammer and Tucci were much better in acting with solid lines and were believable, though Tucci’s character turned comical and fell flat.
Tucci looked too old to be a 17 year old and Wahlberg looked more like a big brother than a father to her.
Ultimately Michael Bay decided to just use very heavy treble and drum based sounds, accompanied with tons of good CGI and aerial views of Chicago, Texas and Asia to wow the audience, especially it was viewed in 3D IMAX. It was about 2/3 being CGIs chasing and fighting.
The scenes from China and Hong Kong were decent with good local culture feel, and Wahlberg and Welliver fought okay. Thus the film was already premiered in Hong Kong on June 19.
You do have to wonder if all those American sponsors with the huge banners from H&M to Armani Exchange, Victoria’s Secrets, Tom Ford, Budweiser, and of course, Hong Kong Tourism Board.
No after the credits but it did leave a possible idea of the next Transformers.
Keywords: Transformers4, scifi, sequel, franchise, adventure, moviereview
— Spoiler Ahead —
During the last scene when Yeager asked Optimus Prime will be back, he said he’s not sure. In addition, Galvatron’s not being “killed” all leave room for the next franchise.