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Transformers: Age of Extinction [2014] (1 disc)

Director:Michael Bay
Writer:Ehren Kruger
Composer:Steve Jablonsky
Length:165 minutes
(2 hours 45 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Independence Day
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IMDB Rating:6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:18%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A mechanic and his family join the Autobots as they are targeted by a bounty hunter from another world.

Reaction: The story had promise, but the movie is painfully over-long and the idea of the man-made transformers just gets goofy.

Personal Rating: 4/10

Michael Bay => Director
Ehren Kruger => Writer
Steve Jablonsky => Composer
Bingbing Li => Su Yueming
Chanel Celaya => Cate (uncredited)
Charles Parnell => CIA Director
Frank Welker => Galvatron (voice)
Jack Reynor => Shane Dyson
James Bachman => Gill Wembley
John DiMaggio => Crosshairs (voice)
John Goodman => Hound (voice)
Julia Sanford => Betty (uncredited)
Kelsey Grammer => Harold Attinger
Ken Watanabe => Drift (voice)
Mark Ryan => Lockdown (voice)
Mark Wahlberg => Cade Yeager
Nicola Peltz => Tessa Yeager
Peter Cullen => Optimus Prime (voice)
Reno Wilson => Brains (voice)
Robert Foxworth => Ratchet (voice)
Sophia Myles => Darcy Tirrel
Stanley Tucci => Joshua Joyce
T.J. Miller => Lucas Flannery
Thomas Lennon => Chief of Staff
Titus Welliver => James Savoy

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The role of Lucas was written with T.J. Miller in mind.
  • The transformation sound from The Transformers (1984) is heard when Optimus Prime changes alternate modes.
  • [?] Landon Liboiron, Luke Grimes, [?] Luke Mitchell, [?] Hunter Parrish and Brenton Thwaites auditioned for the role of Shane before the role went to Jack Reynor.
  • Originally, Lockdown was to carry the torn-out eyes of his victims as trophies tied to his hip.
  • One of Bumblebee's sound bites is "I'm calm, Dude," taken from The Big Lebowski. The quote is spoken by John Goodman's character, Walter Sobchak. That film also starred John Turturro (Agent Simmons in the previous films) and Peter Stormare (Prometheus Black in Transformers: Animated).
  • Crosshairs (John DiMaggio) refers to humans as "meatbags". This is a tribute to [Futurama] where DiMaggio had voiced the robot Bender, who also refers to humans as "meatbags".
  • This is John Goodman's fourth live-action adaptation of a cartoon series, after The Flintstones, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Speed Racer.
  • Roland Emmerich, Joe Johnston, Jon Turteltaub, Stephen Sommers, Louis Leterrier and David Yates were considered to replace Michael Bay before Bay decided to return for the fourth film.
  • At the end of the film, Optimus Prime leaves Earth to embark on a quest to find the creators of the Transformers. This was one of the originally proposed ideas for the plot of The Transformers: The Movie that was rejected for unknown reasons.
  • Mark Wahlberg asked that his children Ella Rae, Michael Robert, Brendan Joseph and Grace Margaret get roles in the film since they're Transformers fans.
  • According to the filmmakers, 90% of Mark Wahlberg's stunts in the film are done by him.
  • Dwayne Johnson was offered the role of Cade Yeager, but he declined due to scheduling conflicts with his movie Hercules (2014).
  • [?] Isabelle Cornish, [?] Margaret Qualley and [?] Gabriella Wilde auditioned for the role of Tessa Yeager before Nicola Peltz was cast.