New Transformers 4 Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics
Paramount Pictures released their new hardcore, action film, “Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction” into theaters today, June 27th, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that the movie just didn’t go over well at all with them as it got a very weak,overall score of just 31 out of a possible 100 across 27 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor as Shane Dyson, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, and T.J. Miller. We’ve served up some blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Glenn Kenny from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 63 grade, saying: “Confounding. But not without its thrills. Maggie Lee at Variety, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “It’s the robots — endowed here with character-rich physicality and almost human-scaled facial features — who give the film its emotional heft.”
Betsy Sharkey over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 40 grade. She stated: “Let’s say “Bayed,” as in “being Bayed,” is the core principle at work in the films. In general, being Bayed means being beaten, blasted, bashed, crushed, melted, morphed, reconstituted and remade over and over and over again.”
A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a 40 score. He said: “You can admire what he does without really enjoying it, and two hours and 46 minutes of pulverized architecture is a lot to endure. But in every Michael Bay movie there are at least a few moments of inspired, kinetic absurdity.”
Scott Bowles over at USA Today, gave it a really bad 38 score, saying: “Deafening, deadening and about two hours too long, Extinction would mark the weakest installment yet of the 7-year-old Hasbro franchise — if the previous three movies were discernible from one another.”
Christopher Borelli from the Chicago Tribune, gave it another bad 38 grade, claiming: “It is scattered, weightless, impossible to get hold of, and somehow, after seven years and more than 10 hours of screen time, I could not tell you what these films are about.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 score. He stated: “Age of Extinction is just another warmed-over, cynical, ATM machine of a movie. It’s soulless eye candy.”
Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 38, stating: “You get the feeling the guy who wrote Transformers: Age of Extinction used the entire script as a passive-aggressive running joke on his boss, director Michael Bay.”
Stephanie Merry from the Washington Post, gave it a 37 score, claiming: “The problem is quantity. There are so many action sequences related to so many story lines that midway through an epic fight, you might find yourself wondering what exactly started this particular battle and what the objective is other than destruction for the sake of it.”
Clarence Tsui over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 30 grade, stating: “Belying its ominous title, Age of Extinction barely skirts the idea that humankind and planet Earth are about to be totally annihilated. What is extinguished is the audience’s consciousness after being bombarded for nearly three hours with overwrought emotions…bad one-liners and battles that rarely rise above the banal.”
Peter Keough at the Boston Globe, gave it a really bad 25 score, saying: “One thing you have to give Bay credit for: He has a knack for bringing A-list talent down to his level. Like Mark Wahlberg, Oscar nominee for “The Fighter” and “The Departed.”
Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 20 grade. He said: “If you’re not an 11-year-old boy, or a grown-up in the mood to feel like one, the endless “wow!-that-car-is-now-a-deep-voiced-robot” scenes lack thrill. In fact, the action scenes, as in the previous films, are downright headache-inducing.”
Finally ,Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it possibly the worst score in all of history with just a straight up 0. He obviously has a problem with the whole franchise in general, stating: “The Bay-man has made the worst and most worthless Transformers movie yet. I know, hard to believe, right? How could any summer blockbuster be as dull, dumb and soul-sucking as the first three Transformers movies? Step right up.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite TV show stuff, and more by Clicking Here.