In a year that's seen high praise of and performance from movies such as Hunger Games, Divergent, and to much lesser extent The Host, it seems that Hasbro missed the mark with this one. Obviously, Age of Extinction is going to gross a billion dollars worldwide before it hits Blu Ray so it hasn't missed the mark that much, but I feel like making Tessa the central hero would have: A) Been more interesting B) Been smart branding Was Cade even needed? Was Shane? After all: if the franchise has had an annoying male lead for seven years, why not? It seemed like Ehren Krueger was setting her up in the first act to do just that. Dropped lines about learning to code, building robotics, and excelling in school all seemed to point to this...and then it just got dropped. Oh well. At least she attached a hook to a giant sword. That's something right?