Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Optimus Prime and Grimlock, together at last!



Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Not a Review.
Otherwise known as Transformers 4.
Yes, Michael Bay's made four of these.
The first one's still the best.
But this is probably a close second.
But I think Bay should take a break lor.



First things first,
One thing that makes this better than all the previous TF movies:
NO ANNOYING CHARACTERS.
OK there are one or two,
But they're not around long enough to spoil the movie.



OPTIMUS PRIME!
IN HIS G1 ALTERNATE MODE!
Now THAT alone was worth watching this.
It made Optimus Prime feel like the REAL Optimus Prime again.
After he changed back to Bayfire Mode,
It was like he lost all his character.



Oooh, new Autobots!
HOUND! He would've made a great Howling Commando.
DRIFT! I wish Bludgeon was around to cross swords with him.
CROSSFIRE! I didn't know his name until halfway through the movie.
But hey, at least he kicked ass.



And of course.... DINOBOTS!
GRIMLOCK KICK BUTT!
But hor, when Optimus started riding Grimlock like a horsey,
I thought, "Eh, macam Action Masters je. Or Dino Riders."



Decepticons? Meh.
Got Galvatron lor.
Got Lockdown doing his Boba Fett impression.
And got some HUGE ASS SHIP.
(Eh, why that part look like Unicron wan?)



Mark Wahlberg's definitely better than Shia.
And for once I didn't hate him
(yes, I hate Mark Wahlberg in general, so sue me).
He can kick Shia's ass anytime.



The girl isn't annoying, at least,
And wasn't around just to look pretty
(Though she IS pretty to look at).
And Dr. Frasier Crane was pretty damn good.
And got that guy from TV who always plays the bad guys.



But hor...
OMG SO LONG.
AND SO LOUD.
My ears were ringing after the show.
Michael Bay really upped the volume & explosions this time.
It's TWO HOURS 45 MINUTES.
That's A LOT OF EXPLOSIONS to sit through.



But still, It's Transformers,
So you get what you expect.
Still a lot of completely silly illogical moments,
But at least you don't feel like strangling any characters.
Besides it's got OPTIMUS IN HIS G1 ALTERNATE MODE.
And GRIMLOCK! YEAH!



Meh. Puny humans.