Transformers Age Of Extinction (2014)
Transformers Dark Of The Moon (2011)
I thought that 2011's Dark Of The Moon was a better improvement than 2009's Revenge Of The Fallen, however one thing that was always weird to me was Sam Witwicky's girlfriend suddenly changed due to the absence of Megan Fox after she left, despite that being odd it was overall not a bad experience. The effects were pretty cool and I really enjoyed the big budget moon & space scenes as well. This was another one that I saw in the Imax back in the day, and it was a pretty good time. With not as bad of a run time as 2014's Age Of Extinction, this movie's tolerable 2 and a bit hours seems to just fly by. The pacing in this one here is a lot better than the other 2 I previously mentioned. And the actions scenes in this one are actually a lot better than before. With an A for effort i'm putting this one a bit higher up on the list.
While i've always been a sucker for the original Bay Trilogy Transformers films, I happened to like Travis Knight's take on the newly directed spin-off 'Bumblebee' starring John Cena for whatever reason and Hailee Steinfeld. To his credit, John Cena isn't afraid of putting himself out there in weird and wacky movies, as we will be seeing him again in the upcoming Looney Tunes flick 'Coyote vs. Acme'. Bumblebee is an origins story of the character, how he came to Earth and what he became of himself today. The movie is set in the 1980's and there's a lot of over the top 1980's nostalgia that I feel like sometimes crams down people's throats a bit too much. I was born in the 90's so not a lot of 80's technology and stuff really interests me. I never had a hugely nostalgic pondering for 80's crap like Cassette Tapes and Atari, (Yes, you will see this stuff in this movie sometimes), but other than that the movie does have heart and a different direction with a more story based plot of the lead characters trying to protect Bumblebee from danger and eventually befriending the humans. Despite the heavily overdone 80's junk, it is actually quite a good film.