Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (2014)
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction SynopsisTransformers: Age Of Extinction is the fourth film in director Michael Bay’s global blockbuster franchise. Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing , Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T. J. Miller, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor and Titus Welliver star. 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 (voiced by Peter Cullen) 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.
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction Release Date
In Theaters June 27, 2014
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction Credits
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, T.J. Miller, Sophia Myles, Peter Cullen (voicing Optimus Prime)
Written by: Ehren Kruger
Directed by: Michael Bay
Produced by: Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce, Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
External Info: Transformers 4: Age of Extinction Official Website
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