Robots riding dinosaurs! What could possibly go wrong? Transformers: Age of Extinction looks likely to dominate the US box office over the Fourth of July weekend!
The fourth installment of bombastic bot-bashing from Michael Bay has met with derision from critics. Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles pulls no punches in his review. However, cinemagoers appear undaunted by Bayhem amped to the nth degree and an exhausting running time of 165 minutes. Age of Extinction took an estimated $100 million dollars during its opening weekend.
"I think putting Mark Wahlberg front and centre accomplished what we wanted to do, and that's re-energise the franchise," Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore said.
"He appeals to audiences, both critically and as an action star."
Should Michael Bay ditch directorial duties and let someone else takeover for the inevitable fifth film? It wasn't so long ago The Fast and the Furious franchise received a reboot to stellar success both critically and commercially. Let's have that awesome Transformers car chase we've all been waiting for in IMAX 3D.
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