ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

It's been a bumpy ride for the Transformers franchise. The first movie in the soon to be quadrilogy received a deafening round of applause from cinema goers, but reviews for the second and third installments have never reached the same dizzying heights.

I am filled with confidence when it comes to [Transformers: Age of Extinction](movie:206531) though. Director, Michael Bay seems to have made some promising changes to the casting and storylines, not to mention the epic Transformers that will be crashing onto the silver screen.

Here is my list of 5 reasons why Transformers: Age of Extinction will blow us out of the water.

1. Gunning for Galvatron

The resurrected Megatron has a head that transforms into a gigantic gun, and there is nothing to dislike about that. Galvatron has also been known for carrying a lingering kernel of insanity within his heavily armored self, so there are chances for some unexpected drama from this guy.

2. An actual storyline... For adults!

Both Micheal Bay and Titus Welliver have had some very interesting things to say about the script, and it seems like this Transformers movie might have a storyline with some meat on its bones.

Bay told The Daily Beast:

It was a tighter script, and its own stand-alone thing. I think the emotional core of it, the human element, is going to be extremely powerful. It's an ordinary man trying to do extraordinary things to save his daughter and keep her alive

As if the idea of actually caring about some of the characters on a less superficial level wasn't enough, Welliver also stepped in to tell us that:

It's a bit more of a darker vision of the 'Transformers' world … It's not a kids movie, I'll tell you that much

HELL YES to seeing the back of Shia LaBeouf and his merry band of robots!

3. Grimlock and his Dinobot faction

Everybody loves Grimlock. In a survey by USA Today he came second (after Soundwave, who had his turn in Transformers: Dark of the Moon) in a poll of bots the public would like to see. Also, does it get more badass than Optimus Prime riding on his back into battle?

4. A hot actress who can also ACTUALLY ACT?

Megan Fox was almost passable, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley could have been out-acted by a cardboard box - albeit the hottest cardboard box of all time. Although she might be a relative unknown, it seems that Nicola Peltz might actually be able to act as well as look amazing in a pair of hot pants.

Her performances in [Bates Motel](series:753920) as Bradley Martin are leagues above anything the previous actresses have whipped up, so lets hope she can bring it to the big screen

5. Unleash the Unicron!

The rumors that the epic Unicron will raise his ugly, world-gobbling head have been swirling around the interwebs for months now. If they prove to be true, there is no way Transformers: Age Of Extinction won't blast is predecessors out of the water. Bring on the devouring of realities.

Do you guys agree that this installation of the Transformers franchise has serious potential? Discuss your ideas below!


Which aspect of Transformers: Age Of Extinction are you most excited about?

(Sources: K Pop Starz via The Daily Beast, Wikipedia, Yahoo Movies, Rooktopia via USA Today)

(Images: Flying Ninja Kick, G4 TV, Paramount)


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