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FILM REVIEW: Transformers: Age of Extinction (12A)

| July 6, 2014
Released : 5th July 2014
Rated : 12A
Running Time: 165mins
BBFCinsight: Moderate action violence, infrequent strong language
Director: Michael Bay
Stars:  Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, T.J. Miller, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Titus Welliver

Transformers: Age of Extinction‘ is the fourth instalment in the hit series of Transformers films from director Michael Bay based on the best-selling children’s toy.

Set many years after the devastating battle of Chicago the humans have turned against the Transformers.

Inventor Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) of Yeager Robotics is always on the look out for old pieces of technology which he can repair and sell on. During a visit to a disused cinema in search of unwanted technology he discovers a beat-up old truck which he acquires and takes home. On further inspection the old truck turns out to be none other than Optimus Prime the leader of the Autobots.

Government agent Harold Attinger (Kelsey Grammer) promptly arrives with a large military force demanding to know the whereabouts of the reactivated Autobot.

However scientist Joshua (Stanley Tucci) had isolated transformium the unstable and programmable metal from which the Transformers are made and started creating his own transformers including a transformer called Galvatron. Unfortunately in the process of creating Galvatron the programme for the metal was contaminated with coding of the metal from Megatrons head. Soon Joshua realises he may not be in full control of Galvatron who seems to have his own agenda.

Optimus Prime calls upon the Dinobots led by Grimlock, who transforms into an extraordinary mechanical Tyrannosaurus rex, to help defeat Galvatron and try to save to world.

Personally I enjoyed the movie, with its 12A rating young children can see the film providing they are accompanied by an adult. At 165 minutes long this keeping the attention of the younger members of the audience can be challenging however this film manages that task with ease. The film is available in both 3d and 2d formats.

In my opinion it’s definitely worth watching if only to see the spectacular transformation sequences of the Autobots.

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