Every time I see a truck on the move, I wonder if it would suddenly stop in its track and turn into a giant robot. The movie that made us all believe that driving is not the only thing that vehicles can do, is back with its fourth installment. Yes, Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to release on 27th June this year, a sequel to the Transformers: Dark of the Moon, it takes place four years after the invasion of Chicago. It is set to feature an all new assemble cast for the first time ever. The movie would also revive the massively famous Optimus Prime and Bumblebee and for the first time ever would also feature Dinobots.
The forty-second teaser trailer that was recently unveiled does give a peek about what is to be expected from the fourth installment. The scale of the film is expectedly huge and grandwhen compared to previous installments, though the first look does not promise something extraordinary and would be more on the expected line. An entirely new cast would be something to look forward to, one can hope that the makers do give a little more weightage to the human aspect and not focus entirely on the robots and high-end, special effects like they have done in all the previous series.
But then one also needs to take into consideration the fact that the Transformer series was never highly acclaimed by the critics for its storyline and performance of the actors, and yet it went on to gross huge numbers nevertheless. The film has always relied on giving the viewers the ultimate viewing experience on its larger than life landscape. One cannot expect the director recreate Dark Knight, which by far remains one of the most intriguing superhero flicks where humanity and realism forms the basis of the film’s concept. Another aspect apart from the visuals where the movie does score points is sound designing and mixing, and the latest movie is also expected to deliver on that front.
The movie would definitely have a massive opening, irrespective of the stars that critics decide to confer it with, simply because of the fact that there are enough Transformers fans out there who like their movie the way it is presented on the celluloid with jaw-dropping action scenes and insane computer graphics that gives the viewer more than their money’s worth.
By Shreyas Shetty