Transformers: Age of Extinction

WRITTEN BY: Ehren Kruger
DIRECTED BY: Michael Bay
STARRING: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer
RATING: 3 stars

I grew up with Transformers, but all the films have been quite average. This sequel, which is almost a bit of a reboot with a new and fairly decent cast, is far too long at almost three hours and has a weak plot. The action and special effects, which are the most important aspects of the film, are good but nothing spectacular. Those who enjoyed the other films should still like this fourth instalment, but everyone else may as well give it a miss. The film may be considered a box office hit but there are better blockbusters worth seeing at the cinema.