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Transformers: Age of Extinction

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction is a real treat for Transformers fans!

The fourth movie in the Transformers series is an exciting science fiction action film, written by Ehren Kruger and directed by Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.

The movie takes place some years after the battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons in Chicago, and the US Government has labeled the Autobots as fugitives.  The CIA has a special task force hunting down any surviving Autobots and eliminating them.

Meanwhile Joshua Joyce (played by Stanley Tucci) has discovered a metal called Transformium, which is the lifeblood of the Transformers,  and his company KSI has created a Transformer named Galvatron, using the data retrieved from Megatron’s head.  If you are a Transformers follower, you will know exactly what I’m talking about, but if you aren’t, don’t despair, this episode can easily stand alone.

At the same time, Cade Yeager, (played by the gorgeous Mark Wahlberg)  a inventor who is yet to make his fortune, and his gorgeous teenager daughter, (played by Nicola Peltz) are living in rural Texas, and struggling to pay the bills.  Cade and his friend, Lucas purchase an old truck, which Cade intends to dismantle for parts and sell them off to pay his daughter’s college fees.

However, the truck turns out to be Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots, and the most wanted Autobot on the planet! Cade feels sorry for the injured Transformer and sets about repairing him, but it isn’t long before the CIA are on his trail and all hell breaks loose! Tessa, Cade’s daughter has a boyfriend, Shane, (played by Jack Reynor) that her dad is not aware of, but thankfully he arrives just in time to help them escape, with the aid of Optimus Prime.

Optimus rounds up the few remaining Autobots, Bumble Bee, Hound, Drift and Crosshairs and together with Cade, Shane and Tessa they manage to infiltrate KSI’s headquarters in Chicago and discover what Joshua is up to.
If you want to know what happens, you have to go and see the movie!  I don’t want to spoil it, but suffice it to say there is lots of action, spanning the globe, and many goodies vs baddies scraps, with sensational 3D effects and edge of your seat moments.

Add to the mix a mysterious "Seed", which is a powerful relic that cyber-forms any wide area of land, and you have everyone running around in circles to gain possession of this prize!

I loved this movie, but then I am a Sci-fi fan and I do love the Autobots!  The movie is two hours and 45 minutes long, but you honestly don’t notice it, as there is excitement from start to finish.

The movie was released on 26 June and is classified 13 LV.

A real treat for the school holidays!  Grab your popcorn and go and see this epic Paramount release.

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