Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Hand Of Omega, Jun 19, 2009.
Transformers: Age of Extinction- 7.25/10
Edge of Tomorrow- 8.5/10
Transformers 4. A loud messy clusterfuck of a movie, but what I come to expect from the franchise. 6/10
Transformers: Age of Extinction - 7/10
Just got back from watching Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Some areas of the film have improvements over the previous entries, the human characters are a bit better than the previous cast. Stanley Tucci is about the best, and actually has a pretty good character arc. Kelsey Grammer is pretty good, Mark Whalberg is just ok. The new autobots and new villains are pretty good. The Michael Bay humor is still present, but more restrained and less obnoxious than usual.
Problems with the film? Yes there is, it's way too long, and by the time it got to the action set pieces at the end I was already pretty drained. The dinobots don't have enough screentime.
Overall if you enjoyed at least one or two of the previous films you might like it, but this movie won't be winning over anyone that hated the first three movies.
Great when I first saw it, really dragged out on a rewatch. It was boring at parts. Did we need Sam running from dogs? Movie's a bit long, great parts in it though. Has the typical incoherent final battle these movies have become known for. 10/10
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
I like this more than 07. Instead of the lame, junky humor from the first film, we get really weird shit like hot girl turning into a killer robot. And John Turturro's ass. And Jetfire farts parachutes. And Jolt shows up from nowhere to save the day. lol Like, what is going on!?
I like that it goes more into TF lore than the other films and that here the robots are at their most abundant and colorful. Jetfire > All other movie Autobots
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
It was okay. Sam is a prick in the first half, but it's okay because it turns out Decepticons. It feels like the robots got less screentime than the last two movies. Sentinel could have been really cool, but he's reduced to gloating while doomsday device takes 6 hours to charge. In the meantime, we get John Malkovich acting like a dog in front of Bumblebee. And a standoff in a Russian bar. And Jerry Wang. 10/10
Frankly, I'm a little sad to hear Age of Extinction tones down the humor. I thought it really made the human parts more bearable. I'll take "WTF" over boring. "STOP SPENDING MONEY DAD" "BUT COLLEGE SWEET PEA"
Transformers: Age of Extinction- 10000/10
It's freaky awesome!
Transformers: Age of Extinction 6/10
The first felt like Bay was channeling his inner Spielberg
ROTF, DOTM, and AOE are pure Michael Bay films
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 9/10
Being familiar with the "big thing" that happens in this film had already kind of had me rolling my eyes at Into Darkness because of how blatant the pandering was, but now, having seen the film, Into Darkness gets even worse in retrospect. Not from a fanboy perspective, just, as a movie, Wrath of Khan is categorically better than Into Darkness. Better drawn characters, a more cohesive plot, and most of all, more genuine emotion in That Scene Everyone Knows About. It's certainly a bit dated in places, and Shatner's got some flat line deliveries, surprising no one, but overall, it's just a damn good science fiction film. Not to mention, what surprised me the most is that Shatner actually delivers where it counts. Especially after seeing some of his acting in the actual original series, I was not expecting much from him, but he actually pulls off the big emotional beats.
Transformers Age of Extinction - what in the name of holy shitballs did I fucking watch?!?!?/10
I....I....I just don't know....it's like...this is what the inside of Michael Bay's head looks like...
And it's a scary, SCARY FUCKING PLACE!
....I think this movie broke me....no seriously....I just....fuck
Oh man, if there was ever a comment to heighten my interest, this would be it. Looking forward to seeing it on the 5th
TF4 - 5.5/10
I feel betrayed. After 3 years of waiting and keeping track of the filming every single day... for this?
Welcome to the real world.
So, what is actually wrong with Age of Extinction? More of the same?
length is the main thing. Plot is much better, characterization is amazingly better, actors are better. oh, and they actually give a crap about setting up stories for the sequel.
The Hangover Part IIII - 8/10
Alan really deserves an asskicking but I will not deny that I didn't laugh at this movie.
Kind of proud they didn't re-do the Hangover plot again.
That's why I stopped researching the production of a movie before I see it unless it is based on source material I am familiar with and the movie intends to follow the same plot. I just found that I wasn't enjoying movies as much as I was before. I think this really affected my views of films like The Dark Knight Rises, DOTM, and Prometheus. I only watched the main trailers for AOE and a clip, and I enjoyed the movie a lot despite some of the problems I had with the movie.
From what the reviews I have read/watched have said, it is the worst of the series. The length of the movie is a big factor, but the other issues is it takes these A list actors and turns them into D list actors. Oh, and is it just me, or does these seem to be a serious lack of a review on the Decepticons? It seems like all I hear about are the Autobots and the humans, but nothing on the Decepticons.
Anyway, I've got a question for you guys that have seen the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Is it worth seeing in theaters? My local Alamo Drafthouse is showing it next month and we are trying to decide if we want to go see it or not.
There's only one Decepticon in AOE.
This is why I don't bother following the film. I'd rather go in not knowing anything other than what I see in the trailers. All the pseudo spoilers kinda ruin it by either setting you up with expectations (only to be let down most of the time), or, you kinda already know what's going on so you watch the movie without as much enjoyment as you would if you didn't know anything about it.
Transformers Age of Extinction 7/10
But I'm giving it my Badass SEAL OF APPROVAL.
Who the hell do the Autobots fight then?
Then again, does the fact that there is only one Decepticon in the movie mean he is given some of the best development ever?
"Next up, DC announces that a new Batman movie is in production. He will fight air. No, that is not the name of a new villain, he is literally going to battle air."
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