Tag Archive | Michael Bay

Ranking The Live-Action Transformers Films

With Bumblebee soon concluding its run at the cinema and enthusiastic talk of a sequel being at its peak, now is the best time to look back at the live-action Transformers films and see how the series stands up. Read More…

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Transformers: The Last Knight

Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins & Josh Duhamel
Synopsis: Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Rating: 12A Duration: 149 minutes Release date: 16 October – Digital download & 30 October – DVD & Blu-ray

One thing I thought I would never say about a Transformers film is how boring it is. The first film was enjoyable in its boy gets first car, which happens to be a transforming alien robot, meets cute girl and helps to save the world. It was a fun, bombastic summer action film and Michael Bay had delivered the goods. Then came that films sequel where everything got bigger, sillier and robot bollocks were literally clanging around the screen. Each film has since has got worse and Michael Bay seems to have lost all sense of what made Transformers enjoyable. Now, five films later, we have The Last Knight, a film so overblown and full of crap it’s hard to find any pleasure at all. Read More…

Transformers: The Last Knight Home Release Date Confirmed

If your eyes and ears haven’t suffered enough at the cinema this summer, then you’ll be pleased to know that Transformers: The Last Knight will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 30 October. Read More…

New Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Explodes Everywhere

A new trailer has arrived for Transformers: The Last Knight and looks like everything we have come to expect in the live action adaptation of Michael Bay’s wet dreams. Read More…

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi Trailer

Michael Bay, explosions, Bayplosions, giant robots! Wait, no giant Robots?

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is in cinemas 29 January.

The 3 Most Forgettable Films Of 2014

Films come and go throughout the year. Some are great successes and others are major failures, but others are just plain boring, and that is a crime worse than being just bad. It’s a depressing waste of time when you go to the cinema to sit down and enjoy a film, only to walk away struggling to remember a single memorable scene.

2014 may not have been golden year for film, and there were some real duds released at the cinema, but this list focuses on the three worst offenders. With that in mind, here are the three most forgettable films of the year. Read More…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Review

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Director: Jonathan Liebesman Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett & William Fichtner Synopsis: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rating: 12A Runtime: 101 minutes

Mysterious. Dangerous. Reptilious. You’ve never seen heroes like this.”

There is a scene late on in this reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles where our heroes discover they are effectively bulletproof. As the villainous foot clan attempt to take them down with machine guns, the Turtles simply deflect their bullets using their shells, even to the extent where one of them turns around and literally fires the bullets back in a scene of pure Hulk like rage. And it was here that I learnt that the film itself is bulletproof, in a critical sense anyway. It’s here that you discover that producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman don’t care what anybody thinks. All the “haters” and all the people who appreciate storytelling and characterisation don’t matter here, as the director and producer set about making a film targeted mostly at young people, with some fan service, for those of us old enough to remember the original films and cartoons, thrown in for good measure. Read More…

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