Paramount Pictures just unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the fourth installment in the franchise. Check out the trailer below, in addition to a new poster.
Plot: The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history, while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.
The new movie is directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, and Nicola Peltz. It's set to hit theaters on June 27th.
It will be mindless action and explosions but the trailer kind of makes it look enjoyable in that mindless action type of way. The first Transformers film delivered that, the second one was a slap in the face to all Transformers fans and the third one was a bit better than the second but meh. Now that "I Am Not Famous Anymore" is out of the project I wonder if this fourth entry in the franchise will provide mindless action flick that's actually enjoyable.
Just made it to season 2 of The Americans.
Please tell me they finally stop this bullsh*t back-and-forth over if they're going to be an actual married couple or not. It seems like they changed their minds one episode after the other for an entire half of the first season.
This'll be good for breaking the Friday night boredom, but nothing anyone will want to watch more than once.
@tanman: I really wish Bay would pull Martin Lawrence and Will Smith out of mothball and fire up the Bad Boys machine, because the first one was slick and had a stomping soundtrack, plus Tea Leoni was all kinds of awesome back then, and the second was, as one critic said about True Lies, "a juggernaut thrill-machine", albeit a great deal more crude than Cameron's last pure action film, but that's Bay's style.
On the other hand, no more Pain and Gain-type films, although I do love Bay's color grading on that film, and the cinematography was top-notch Bay. Unfortunately, there's nothing humorous about what the Sun Gym gang did, despite Bay's bets attempts to Three Stooge it up, and the story was fairly flat compared to his other offerings.
Saw GODZILLA this evening. It's a 5/6 out of 10 for me. The first hour is kind of slow and picks up in the second hour, but the momentum is interrupted with a lot of "start/stop" with the story. Also, too much action takes place off tge screen, sometimes with only shots of the aftermath. Edwards did a decent job, but nothing spectacular. The final monsters battle is satisfying, which put the Zilla Nerds into cheering frenzy in the theater. I honestly didn't think those f*ckers existed outside of Japan. Anyways, I liked it better than PACIFIC RIM, it's not cheesy, it's well-made, but the pacing is a bit slow, and it could've used a bit more Gidzilla screentime.
The producers of Perfect Storm were sued by the families of the deceased that it claims to be about, because of how much they changed the facts while still claiming to be a "true" story. Other than that, it's not a bad movie if you can deal with a lot of grey-toned ocean scenes. Has Clooney and Wahlberg, like Three Kings. The effects were very well done, and it's entertaining enough. I can definitely say it has more entertainment value than the book, which played out like a slow doc*mentary, and went on long ramblings about the ins and outs of large-scale fishing.
@Cress: PacRim was a fun but not particularly well-made movie, I agree, largely thanks to the lead casting and the non-battle story elements which were poorly developed, but at least it's fun and quite different, and a somewhat decent homage to NGE and Ultraman, whereas Godzilla is but an update to the preceding Gojira films plus Cloverfield, which means although it's perhaps quite well-made, it delivers very little new material to audiences.
@Pornfly: there's nothing wrong with maturity, and it has to happen at some point, lest you think there's any honor or dignity to an eighty year-old man watching cartoons and hitting the bong...
And for me, it's not even so much a matter of maturity as it is boredom. I've seen Godzilla movies. I've seen Roland Emmerich blow up the White House and New York City, which was all fine then, but it's now repetitive and offers no personal development. I've also seen Bay destroy one metropolis after another to a deafening instrumental soundtrack and jarring, nauseating camera moves that make sea sickness seem like a fantastic wet dream.
It's all just old and tiresome and boring. Nothing new. Just the same old annoying, empty crap repackaged and repainted and thrown under the Hollywood Christmas tree.
I guess the problem, for me anyway, is that I'm not easily impressed. I ride the roller-coaster and while other people are screaming in wild delight, I'm trying to take a nap. It's all physics to me, and actuaries. I know the chances of the damned thing going off the rails, and I know the physics would kill me before I could care. So the thrill is gone, as BB King once sang, and the same goes for these romp and stomp movies which are really just modern 1970ish disaster films in new glittering synthetic clothing. Once you've seen one, you've seen them all, and like I said, while they might be a break from the boredom of a lifeless weekend night, there's nothing within them to sustain any intellectual, spiritual or emotional joy once you leave the theater.
Give me The Matrix, or The Thirteenth Floor or Dark City, but keep the CGI wrestling match between giant robots/lizards and the US military/superhero quintet for Saturday morning cartoons, because that's where it really belongs, not on the big silver screen where real films with real stories and people once played.
Yeah it is based on a true story. Although, the majority of the story is pure speculation. They had no contact with the ship once it hit the storm so you could never know what really happened. Regardless, I've always found it to be a great film.
Makes one wonder in all this...did the world just stop trying to grow up? I mean think about it. After WWII there was this picturesque view of living. Kids grow up and they move on, but they show respect for the past and so on. Then came the 60's and 70's where everyone started basically questioning everything and undid all those things. Then the 80's was basically a party decade where everyone tried to drown it all out. Then the 90's which, while a better period for America, was led by one of the most idiotic presidents alive. And then 9/11 and then the paranoia and now, after all that, we've seem to have just stopped trying to be better and the film industry kind of demonstrates that. Movies have lost originality, actors are openly acting like clowns to entertain the masses, and sensationalism seems to be the only way the general population gets off anymore. When the hell did we decide let's dumb down everything about ourselves? It's f*cking depressing.
Yeah I'm a few more episodes in now. I'm glad, because it was distracting and pointless in the first season. It would be different if they only had the "unsure" moment once or twice. Not the fifteen or so times that happened.