The Extinction of Quality Entertainment Cinema If something characterizes a movie summer are its expected blockbusters, composed by continuations and eternal sequels. One of these sagas that has been for years and years collecting thousands and billions of dollars is Transformers. Every two or three years, these talkative robots monopolize the summer box office by making the filmmaker Michael Bay a little richer.
The Extinction of Quality Entertainment Cinema
With the saga Transformers, Bay took his vision of the action cinema to its maximum expression. Narration brought to the basics, all at the service of visual (and robotic battles). This premise is repeated in all films, being repetitive until exhaustion. In this fourth installment we have the novelty that the battles do not occupy the totality of the footage. What’s more, there is a central part that avoids and delves into dialogues that last more than thirty seconds. A surprise that may perhaps bore fans of the saga.
This is a story a thousand times seen:
The motivations that lead humans to hunt down their former allies, the autobots, are well explained and have their plot logic. The central part devotes many minutes to deepen in a plot formed by diverse conflicts that nourish of certain interest to the footage. This is a story a thousand times seen, with hardly any surprises, but that produces a certain curiosity to the viewer. The problem, as always, are the characters.
The new cast of humans is catastrophic. His interpretive skills are nil; Something habitual (seen the saga) in Transformers. Mark Wahlberg leads a new distribution where he emphasizes the low complexity of the same ones. Wahlberg struggles, but it is impossible that with that faded conservative father he can save the difficult ballot. Even so, he follows the line of his predecessor Shia Lebaouf, without being neither better nor worse. Where gallons are lost is in the girl.
The females of Trasnformers:
- The females of Trasnformers have always sold it as a product, a mere device. You have to be extremely beautiful and have a barrel body for Mr.
- Bay to choose you. Gone is Megan Fox. Now a blonde named Nicola Peltz plays Whalberg’s daughter. It emphasizes how irrelevant his character is, that only shines his body.
- Bay delights with many close-ups of the actress for the male section to re-create in it. If she is a good actress or the future will not tell, but everything seems to indicate that she is not.
Extermination of Autobots:
The only actor who shows some talent is the doctor played by Stanley Tucci. It covers that well-constructed conflict about the extermination of autobots. It is the only character with edges, so it becomes the most interesting. Pity that it ends up being something ridiculous in the final part; But the aftertaste he leaves on the viewer is far above that of his castmates. Another positive aspect is the soundtrack.
Steve Jablonsky composes several high level pieces. In many moments, the music raises a little the quality of the film. On the whole, Transformers. The era of extinction is the continuation of a saga too tight. It improves the construction of the story with respect to its predecessor, but keeps those redundant dialogues so irritating of the saga, that say more than necessary. The visual feast is very overloaded.