With a domestic total of $230,802,453 dollars, Transformers Age of Extinction could be said to have bombed in the box office. A bit ironic seeing as how director Michael Bay is known for his explosive movies. This is of course in comparison to the previous Transformers movies such as Revenge of the Fallen, which is the second installment to the series, which remains at the top with $402,111,870 in domestic total gross earnings.
However, Age of Extinction remains at par with the other three, as it was the top movie for a total of two weekends. Now, the movie comes with a bit of praise as well as tons of negative feedback. Much of which has to do with the acting, length, and directing of the movie. Movie critic aggregators such as Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic are giving the movie low scores for said points.
Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie an average rating of 17%, which is the lowest, compared to the rest of the franchise installments. And Metacritic having a score of 32 out of 100, based on 37 critics deeming it unfavorable or nothing but nonsense.
Many saying that the movie is filled with bad one-liners and puns, which become old and insufferable during the movies two hour, and forty-five minute run time. The small bit of praise the movie does receive is it’s amazing special effects and action packed scenes.
Some small praise is given to Mark Wahlberg for his acting in the movie after replacing Shia Labeouf as the main lead. Labeouf’s character never having been brought up during the movie seems to have been forgotten by just about everyone leaving us with the unanswered question, what happened to Sam?
The movie was released on June 27th 2014 and is set to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray sometime in September 2014.