Transformers: Age of Extinction Sunday, 29 March 2020

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    New Age Robots.

  • Starring:

    Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller, James Bachman, Thomas Lennon, Charles Parnell

  • Directed by:

    Michael Bay

  • Running time:

    165 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People/robots are shot, stabbed, hit with missiles, torn apart, eye-gouged, punched, kicked, tripped, tackled, restrained, threatened (gunpoint/baseball bat/punch), hit with objects, knocked down, thrown to the ground, fire-extinguished, thrown through windscreen, pushed out of a window, tortured, electrocuted, near-choked, thrown through the air, restrained, chased/hunted by dogs, cannon-balled, shoved, slammed, pursued. Objects punched, thrown. Vehicles/spaceships/motorcycles crash, rollover, get damaged, split in two, are t-boned. Mass bombing of planet, explosions, military strikes, falling shrapnel. House blown up, workshop fire, smashed windows, broken glass, mass property damage, break-and-enter, stealing. Animals are eaten/kicked by other animals. Battle of major city, waterboarding mentioned. Screaming, roaring, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, burning flesh, burning skeleton, bloody bullet wound, bloody faces. Spurting fluid (resembles blood). Falling machinery parts. Scars, welt, cuts, bruising. 1300 dead mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Ogling, flirting, kissing, undressing. Cleavage. Sexual innuendo. Teens wear skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking (cigar). Getting wasted (teen) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Religious exclamations. Casual racism and sexism.

  • THEMES:

    Transformers, robots, alien invasion, auctions, scavenging, battles, eviction, auto mechanics, government, humanity, intelligence, technology, paranoia, war, dating, destruction, lost things.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Killing father, deceased mother, estranged father mentioned. Eviction notice. Dogs, aliens (long tongues, bitey teeth), fire-breathing robots. Very high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Spectacular, entertaining, enjoyable, fun. Sophisticated visuals, precisely engineered 3D, large-scale mayhem, ingenuously designed machines, breakneck action, exceptional cinematography, charismatic lead character, technically impressive, believable hero, new cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Infantile, overlong, exhausting, deafening, deadening, weak, worthless, dull, soul-sucking, adolescent, headache-inducing, loud, stupid, bloated, middling. Crap music, action is a blur, convoluted narrative, ludicrous dialogue, crushingly dumb, overuse of lens flare, too many car chases, choppy storytelling, bad one-liners.

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