Opening Today: “Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction” (6/27/2014)

Fans of the Autobots will be ready to roll out as the latest film for the franchise opens today with “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” – are you excited about this news? Or are you a Decepticon? Check out the poster.

The Plot: Four years have passed since the final battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons left Chicago in ruins and claimed the lives of over a thousand civilians. The U.S. government has severed its ties with the Autobots and branded them as fugitives. An elite CIA unit called “Cemetery Wind” is formed by Harold Attinger with the intent of hunting down and exterminating the surviving Autobots with the aid of Lockdown, a Transformer bounty hunter. Meanwhile, using data obtained from destroyed Transformers, business tycoon Joshua Joyce and his technology firm Kinetic Solutions Incorporated (KSI) have discovered “Transformium”, the molecularly unstable metal that is the lifeblood of Transformers. Joshua’s prized creation is Galvatron, a Transformer created from the data inside Megatron’s severed head. (thanks Wikipedia).

Here’s the cast rundown:

Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager
Nicola Peltz as Tessa Yeager
Jack Reynor as Shane Dyson
Kelsey Grammer as Harold Attinger
Stanley Tucci as Joshua
Sophia Myles as Darcy
T. J. Miller as Lucas
Titus Welliver as Savoy
Li Bingbing as Su Yueming

Additionally Victoria Summer was cast as Joshua’s Executive Assistant and Han Geng in an unspecified role. Byron Li, Austin Lin, Candice Zhao and Teresa Daley are cast in roles after winning the reality television show Transformers 4 Chinese Actors Talent Search Reality Show.

Peter Cullen voices Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots
Bumblebee, an Autobot
Hound, an Autobot
Crosshairs, an Autobot
Drift, an Autobot
Grimlock, the leader of the Dinobots
Cyclonus, a Decepticon
Stinger, a Decepticon
Robert Foxworth voices Ratchet, an Autobots
Reno Wilson voices Brains, a Decepticon
Leadfoot, an Autobot who is also member of the Wreckers
Strafe, a Dinobot
Slug, the savage destroyer amongst the Dinobots
Scorn, the Dinobots’ demolition specialist
Frank Welker voices Galvatron, a human-made Transformer

Now I will admit that I enjoyed the earlier Transformers films for the most part and I think this is primarily because I enjoyed seeing how the special effects brought these toys to the big screen. You have to admit that its pretty cool and with this film I am curious to see how the Dinobots come into play and how we find Galvatron coming to pass. Will I see it in the theaters remains to be seen but maybe I will take a break from the concerts and editing articles to do that. Are you planning on seeing this film or do you hate the way that The Transformers are presented to us? Let me know in the comments since that is what they are there for.

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