Oh the Bay haters. They come out in droves on pretty much any social media outlet to proclaim how much they hate Michael Bay films. They say nobody likes him, and yet inexplicably his films still take hi positions at the box office. This year is no exception with Transformers: Age of Extinction being one of the big hits of the summer. So somebody must like him.
This time around Mark Wahlberg joins the story as Cade Yeager, a robotics expert who buys an old truck only to discover it is a deactivated Optimus Prime. After the Battle of Chicago at the end of the last film, humanity deemed all Transformers as threats and they were hunted down. But when the defense contractor hunting them harnesses Transformer technology to build new weapons, Cade must join forces with the remaining Autobots to stop them.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is just a lot of fun. Like the other films in the series, you have to just take it for what it is: brainless popcorn movie entertainment. To pick apart the story or the logic of Transformers films is to completely miss the point. You watch a Transformers movie to escape reality, see cool special effects and lot of action and explosions. And you get plenty of that here as well as Mark Wahlberg! Wahlberg is a welcome addition to the series adding a heap of charisma and some much needed star power to the human element.
The Blu-ray from Paramount, as with the previous films, will blow you away. If the Transformers films are good for one main thing it is impressing in the home theatre. The picture is flawless throughout with bold visuals and an audio track that might require you have recovery time afterwards. It is a booming yet crystal clear audioscape that is sure to please the pickiest home theatre aficionado. One of the biggest movies of the year and now one of the best Blu-ray’s of the year as well. Highly recommended.
Available now on Blu-ray and DVD.