Family Movie Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG-13)

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MPAA Rating: PG-13          Length: 165 minutes

Age Appropriate For: 13+. This latest in the "Transformers" film franchise is same as it ever was: some cursing, lots of ogling of the female form and scantily dressed women, and tons of large-scale violence, the kinds of fights that destroy cities but never result in us seeing any humans die. There's discussion of hundreds of casualties from previous films and a few characters die, and there's also essentially torture of a good robot at the hands of the evil U.S. government. Nothing gory or grotesque.

Michael Bay delivers 'Age of Extinction,' this fourth film in the 'Transformers' franchise, with the same ingredients as the three previous films: short skirts, big weapons, bigger robots. The tediously long film reboots the franchise for another trilogy, but nothing around here has gotten any smarter.

By Roxana Hadadi

Michael Bay's primary objective of moviemaking only seems to be one-upping himself with every project, and after so many years of "Transformers" movies, maybe he's finally reached his apex with "Age of Extinction." His fourth film that is supposed to be the first in a new trilogy about these Hasbro toys-turned-CGI movie stars, "Age of Extinction" has even more of what Bay loves: scantily clad young women, car chases, hugely scaled fight sequences. And a believable script or believable characters or believable anything—that's never been Bay's deal before, and it certainly isn't now.

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