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CYBERTRON — The last Transformers film, “Dark of the Moon,” was released three years ago, which obviously means it’s been way too long since we’ve had a new one.
We need to make a sarcasm font.
The first three films have a sad 43 percent worth your time average on OK.com, which doesn’t seem like we’re begging for a fourth film. The box office numbers, however, tell a much different story. The three films have made more than $1 billion at the domestic box office.
The 2½-minute trailer starts out as a family drama about a single dad trying to do right by his daughter. It doesn’t take long, however, for things to get loud and lens-flairy with a dash of giant robots.
The new flick seems to follow the same formula of the other films in the franchise, blow stuff up, make cool noises and throw in a pretty girl. It should be pointed out though that there are a few additions here that may kick the new film up a notch.
No, I’m not referring to the Dinobots, but rather the cast.
In addition to the sometimes-phenomenal Wahlberg is Kelsey Grammer, who knows how to turn in a solid performance.
Without a doubt the best addition to the franchise is that of Stanley Tucci. Put this guy in a movie and I’ll go see it, even a Transformers movie.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is due in theaters June 27.