Transformers Age of Extinction Slaughtered by these critics

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by wheelnut, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. wheelnut

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    Forrest Wickman

    Slate

    I sincerely enjoyed the Transformer who was literally branded by Oreo.‪




    Amy Nicholson

    L.A. Weekly

    The movie's crammed with useless nuts and bolts, the storytelling equivalent of a mechanic who lifts the hood of your car and says, "That's everything, fix it yourself."





    Christopher Orr

    The Atlantic

    If it truly takes this long to save the world from the depredations of robots that turn into muscle cars, it may be that the world is no longer worth saving.




    Peter Rainer

    Christian Science Monitor

    Reviewing a Transformers movie is a bit like reviewing a toy. In fact, it's exactly like reviewing a toy.





    Dave McGinn

    Globe and Mail

    Well before it finished I was numb from its bludgeoning excess.




    James Berardinelli

    ReelViews

    This is as excruciating a movie as is likely to be experienced by anyone, anywhere.





    Scott Bowles

    USA Today

    The Transformers are brilliant, brave, world-conquering space travelers. Time to morph into something entertaining.




    David Hiltbrand

    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Go if you must, but bring earplugs.





    Tom Long

    Detroit News

    Seriously, the next movie should just be called "Transformers: Hammer to the Skull."




    Betsy Sharkey

    Los Angeles Times

    It's still not a great movie, but it is, most definitely, full-metal Bay.





    Richard Roeper

    Richard Roeper.com

    It is one of the most relentless movies I have ever seen. It just refuses to end.




    Peter Keough

    Boston Globe

    One thing you have to give Bay credit for: He has a knack for bringing A-list talent down to his level.





    A.O. Scott

    New York Times

    The story is scaffolding for the action, and like every other standing structure it is wrecked in a thunderous shower of metal, glass, masonry and earth.




    Joe Williams

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    In an homage to such "cinema of cruelty" classics as Andy Warhol's real-time "Sleep," Bay allows the film to run for almost three hours and abandons all pretense of a plot.





    Chris Nashawaty

    Entertainment Weekly

    Bay has said that this film will kick off a second trilogy of Transformers movies - and I think he's serious. That means there will be (at least) two more of these things. God help us all.




    Christy Lemire

    ChristyLemire.com

    Long before Optimus Prime hoists his hulking metal frame onto the back of a giant robot dinosaur, wields his mighty sword and rides valiantly away to save the planet once more, Transformers: Age of Extinction plays like a parody ...





    Joshua Rothkopf

    Time Out New York

    You're either awestruck, dumbstruck or just plain struck in the face.




    Andrew O'Hehir

    Salon.com

    Inflated, interminable and incoherent ...





    David Edelstein

    New York Magazine/Vulture

    Transformers: Age of Extinction is nearly three %$^&%!!# hours, and they're brain-freezing.




    Jocelyn Noveck

    Associated Press

    The final confrontation alone lasts close to an hour, and at some point, you may find yourself simply in a daze, unable to absorb any further action into your brain.
     
  2. NotRamjet97

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    Wow, they're so detailed.
     
  3. fallen_revenge

    fallen_revenge Movie News Addict

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    Can we stop bringing up critics? We really don't give 3/4 of a fuck about there opinions.
     
  4. celticgaurdian

    celticgaurdian Clean-up Crew

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    I for one only give 1/4 of a fuck. It's higher than it probably should be, but what are you gonna do?
     
  5. Autobots14

    Autobots14 I'm pregant Trevor

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    We're done with critics we don't give a shit about them expect the ones who praised this movie.
     
  6. Megatron276

    Megatron276 destroyer

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    This
     
  7. MasterZero

    MasterZero Taking a Break

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    Not worth getting upset over.
     
  8. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    They're not really wrong. The movie did fail on most levels apart from visual spectacle.
     
  9. Sky-Byte

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    Some of these are pretty funny

     
  10. wheelnut

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    A little one sided don't you think ? a opinion can make or break a movie , especially by a critic. I for one will see it anyway and then form my own opinion afterwords. I just find it funny how they blasted this movie with their comments.
     
  11. HoneyPrime

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    Eh, I'm starting to get desensitized to the critics really. Most of the time it's the same thing being said. None of it's going to stop me from enjoying the movies or any movie I like for that matter.
     
  12. Rumblestorm

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    Oh boo-hoo, these poor critics couldn't handle 3-ish hours of a movie where there's 5 short skirmishes and a final battle that's about 16 minutes long.
     
  13. EnergonWaffles

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    For TF5, they should just post jpegs of mushroom clouds for their reviews. Because by TF5, there'll be nothing new to say.

    There's really nothing new to say here, except comments on the length.
     
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    This is the first time in a while I don't agree with critics, just goes to show you, the only opinion that matters is your own
     
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    i love whenever criticisms are brought up with AOE a bunch of movie fans blindly rage and dismiss them... stay classy, movie forum
     
  16. OptimusJet

    OptimusJet One with the Matrix

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    The movie wasn't perfect but it wasn't THAT bad. I think it comes down to the 'non-fans' getting tired of the same stuff 4 times in a row.. Which I can understand. But I thought AOE was great and I enjoyed it, so at the end of the day the only opinion that matters is your own like ironguymanpie said :) 
     
  17. Rumblestorm

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    Dislike of a film=/= the rabid crap these people are spewing.
     
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    Visual and auditory spectacle.

    I don't blame critics for not liking Transformers. It's dumb and loud (and fucking awesome).

    I have no idea how Godzilla got anything other than bad reviews, though. That movie failed on every front.
     
  19. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    It's just a pissing contest among the critics. Who can come up with the most catchiest way to bash the movie. They offered no real insight other than the usual Bay hate. The movie was awesome. Fuck them. I enjoyed the movies and that's all I care about.
     
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    Guys, come on. AOE (Although I loved it) was fucking TERRIBLE.

    I went to go see it again. I was bored. I was fucking BORED in an action movie where Optimus Prime rides Grimlock.

    Sorry if you can't take a bunch of critics RIGHTFULLY complaining that the film sucked. But sometimes you have to be an asshole to make a point-and the point is that these films have shown a DECLINE in quality since 2007.

    Everyone here says "Well, it wasn't terrible, but I hope we get better" and then go on to praise this shit...YOU'RE the reason these films are terrible. YOU consistently deflect any legitimate criticism with the film (the run time, the boring characters, the pandering to China, the inconsistent tone, the terrible pacing, the confusing and nonsensical plot, the rampant sexism, etc.) and bury your head in the sand hoping things will get better.

    THAT'S NOT HOW SHIT WORKS.

    If you guys want the movies to get better, YOU have to boycott a director who values lavish action scenes over a logical story and dedicated an entire scene to an idiotic statutory rape gag.

    I get that there's movie fans-hell, I'm one of them-but Age of Extinction made me rethink the relationship between Bay and Transformers. If he's coming back for TF5, I'm not buying a ticket. I'll movie hop, but I will not give him any of my money to continue to insult not only my intelligence, insult not only any styles of decent film making, insult not only any form of storytelling that provides shit in a logical order, but insult the franchise that I absolutely fucking love.

    Bay-I'm sure you're an okay guy. Hell, Armageddon, The Rock, Pain & Gain...you've shown you can make good movies. But please, challenge yourself a little bit. Maybe admit that your film making style doesn't work. We're depending on you, bro.