For years I have been repeating the same thing each time I walked out of a Transformers movie. “Why does Michael Bay think I care about the Humans more than the Robots?” I just want to watch Robots smash one another to pieces for two hours, with maybe a Human for scale.
When I sat down for Transformers 4 Age of Extinction, I was basically there to see the Dinobots. I had no real hopes for the movie beyond a few good CGI scenes, and a lot of facepalm inducing Bay moments.
I could not have been more wrong.
This movie was fantastic. It’s like Bay took every criticism I had towards his previous work and fixed them, while still keeping that style that makes him stand out so much. I very much believe that he has found his niche again.