What's wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction? So much, apparently, that it took Cinema Sins two videos to pick it all apart. Here's Part 1 of what amounts to about a half hour's worth of assault on the Michael Bay film...
Transformers: Age Of Extinction is a movie that you either love or you hate. While message boards and movie sites would say the latter is the more likely scenario, the box office returns speak to the former talking point at a higher volume. That's right folks, it's officially harder to tell whether the world loves or hates the Transformers movies than it is to tell which party has the real majority in American politics. Amid all of the confusion of which side rules the day is Jeremy from Cinema Sins: a man who didn't let a stupid thing like Bronchitis get in the way of crafting now one, but TWO, videos decrying the mind numbing mindlessness of Transformers: Age Of Extinction.
Cinema Sins dropped both videos into their YouTube queue yesterday, and it's probably the best roasting that Jeremy's done yet. Everything from jokes about The Hunger Games, Frasier, and even Interstellar crop up, leaving no stone unturned in Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Hell, there's even a Bowfinger reference that all of you comedy geeks out there will eat up like Just like every other movie Jeremy roasts, there's some serious sticking points that need to be taken away from this movie.
The greatest (and ickiest) point that Cinema Sins latched onto in Transformers: Age Of Extinction is the fact that Michael Bay makes hay with a scene involving Cade Yeager's teenage daughter and her boyfriend explaining how Romeo and Juliet laws allow them to date. Now I'm not a prude, and I'm sure the intent and letter of the law mean well, because there's some fine lines out there in the world of high school dating.
That said, Michael Bay, the guy that hired Megan Fox to dance around in a bikini when she was 15 in Bad Boys II, is going to include this scene in his movie? Seriously? Do kids really need a primer on how they can date a college kid without their parents being involved? I'm sorry, I just showed up for dinosaurs and explosions, and even those were lacking and hardly present. Skip the Dr. Phil episode and show me Grimlock!
Part 2 of the video offers not one, not even two, but three(!) bonus rounds counting the American symbology and explosions as sin multipliers. While the first bonus round isn't that bad, the second is pretty damned extensive. Hope you're a Sonic The Hedgehog fan, because you're going to hear a lot of rings being collected!
Of course, it wouldn't be a Cinema Sins video without some well placed pop culture references dubbed over footage from the film, and in the case of Transformers: Age Of Extinction, they manage to make the easiest yet funniest reference that clinches the title of best damned Cinema Sins ever for this two part roast. If you want to see for yourself, it's at 15:16 in Part 2; and we're not going to spoil it here because it's too damned good.
In case you haven't experienced the movie that is Transformers: Age Of Extinction, it is available now on Blu Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
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