The second challenger for the top of “Worst movie of 2014” has to be “Transformers: Age of extinction” directed by Michael Bay. Oh Bay, why? Just…WHY? But to be honest I’m not really THAT surprised, I mean come on, it’s Michael Bay.
Let me start by saying I’m a big fan of Transformers. I love the series, the concept and even loved the animated series that used to air on TV. Hell, I even loved the previous Transformer movies, except for the 3rd one. It is one of my favorite franchises and I just felt like punching my face to the brink of death for the duration of the 2 and a half hours, just to make it hurt so bad that I would not be able to watch it.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is a disaster. The movie is 165 minutes of incoherent nonsense and if you thought that’s what the previous movies were, well, you might start appreciating them after seeing this.
The movie has that god awful Michael Bay humor that we saw in the previous movies. It’s not funny at all and there is so much of it so often it makes you cringe. It’s like watching a senile old man running naked on the street. It’s sad and it makes you feel uncomfortable. But that stuff was there before as well. What I loved about the Transformers movies, or what anyone loves about them, was watching the robots transform and fight. The previous movies had memorable moments.
This one has enough chase scenes and slow motion explosions for the whole of 2014 and would it have killed them if to build some characters developed for the transformers. Because they are created as one dimensional punchlines there is no possibility to have any interesting story that involves the transformers interacting with each other.
On the up side, the special effects were visually pleasing, but would have been better if I cared what was going on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a “hater”. I tried so hard to be interested in this film but I found myself looking at my watch obsessively for the last hour.