PREPARE FOR EXTINCTION.
Five years after the battle that almost destroyed Chicago, a CIA unit is hunting both Autobots and Decepticons; Optimus Prime finds refuge in a barn owned by an inventor (Mark Wahlberg). The fourth film in the franchise is a reboot in name only. Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci (as a Steve Jobs-type corporate leader) are welcome additions to the cast, but this 3D extravaganza offers nothing new, just tedious battles and Michael Bay’s expected clichés. The running time is almost an insult.
2014-U.S. 165 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Michael Bay. Cast: Mark Wahlberg (Cade Yeager), Stanley Tucci (Joshua Joyce), Kelsey Grammer (Harold Attinger), Nicola Peltz (Tessa Yeager), Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver… Thomas Lennon. Voices of John Goodman, Ken Watanabe.
Trivia: Dwayne Johnson was allegedly considered for the lead. Followed by Transformers: The Last Knight (2017).
Razzie: Worst Director, Supporting Actor (Grammer).