Going into Transformers: Age of Extinction, I wondered who was excited for this movie? What in the marketing convinced them that, to quote the tagline, “The Rules Have Changed”? If anything, these movies hew closely to the rules of the franchise: Create as much mayhem as possible, make the plot insultingly stupid, the characters should be dull as dishwater, and bonus points for squeezing in any racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. Yes, these movies are “criticproof”. They’re not for people who watch movies for a living; they’re for people who want to “turn off their brains”. But the latest Transformers is the most mind-numbing yet. It’s an exhausting experience that tries to do everything, and yet accomplishes absolutely nothing. It doesn’t excite. It doesn’t engage. It just wastes time and space.
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