Transformers: Age of Extinction
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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Transformers: Age of Extinction can be found here.

Though Michael Bay did say that he was done after Dark of the Moon and that he did the ending the way it was so that a future movie would be a reboot, the movies became a box office success and the studios planned to produce more and wanted Michael Bay to direct, Bay had a change of heart and decided to continue with the franchise. This film is a direct sequel taking place four years after the last one, and it is not a reboot. It's currently planned as a new trilogy that will star Mark Wahlberg.

Lockdown is the main villain, he is a Transformer Bounty Hunter and is originally from the 2010 television series Transformers: Animated. Galvatron becomes the leader of the new human-made Decepticons, he is based on the character first introduced in 1986's The Transformers: The Movie, and like the version from this movie he is a resurrected Megatron, but in the original movie and season three of the cartoon becomes a psychologically different character. The main human villain is Harold Attinger, played by Kelsey Grammer, and he is an original creation, though seems loosely based on a number of human Villians seen throughout the comics and shows. Attinger is the leader of a unit dispatched to hunt down Decepticons, though they secretly hunt down Autobots as well. A robotics firm called KSI is responsible for the human-made transformers who later become Decepticons by melting down deceased transformers to obtain the the metal known as Transformium, as well as forcing Brains to help anaylze the brains of the deceased Megatron.

The Dinobots are a group of Autobots that have the ability to transform into mechanical Dinosaurs. Their origins and abilities vary from one version of Transformers to the next, but they are generally depicted as powerful Autobots capable of sustaining heavy damage and wielding heavy firepower against their foes. They are always portrayed as fiercely independent and are prone to diverge from the main group of Autobots to pursue their own agenda. The leader of The Dinobots is Grimlock who came in tied for second with Devastator in a poll where fans decided which Transformer they want to appear in the second installment in the Transformers film series. They play a small role in the film but are said to play a larger role in the next installment of the Transformers.


Optimus Prime - Leader of the Autobots who has been upgraded and now transforms into a rusty Marmon cab-over truck and later a Western Star 4900 Custom. He now wields a sword and a shield.

Bumblebee - An Autobot scout. He has been upgraded. His new alternate mode is a modified 1967 Camaro SS and later a 2014 Camaro concept. He can transform both arms into plasma cannons, which are also missile launchers. In the trailers, Bumblebee can also be seen using a cable gun. He speaks using radio recordings from his alt-mode (although it has been shown he can speak normally).

Ratchet - An Autobot medical officer who transforms into a green and grey search and rescue Hummer H2. His weapons include a Cybertronian rotary saw that emerges from his left arm and can transform his right and left arm into a medigun. He is brutally killed by Lockdown and Cemetery Wind.

Leadfoot - An Autobot who is also member of the Wreckers. Transforms into a Red #42 Juan Pablo Montoya NASCAR Target Chevrolet Impala. He was killed by Cemetery Wind, as shown via recordings in the film.

Brains - A former Decepticon brain unit who had escaped and joined the Autobots. He transforms into a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptop. His right leg is damaged and he relies on a make-shift cane to move around. He was captured by KSI and forced to analyze the brains of various deceased Transformers to help build the human-made prototypes.


Hound - An Autobot commando who transforms into a Medium Tactical Vehicle from Oshkosh Defense. His robot mode has a beard, a "beer belly" similar to Leadfoot, and a bullet for a cigar, as well as numerous weapons, make him look like a stereotypical gung-ho soldier. He has a southern American accent.

Drift - A former Decepticon tactician who has joined the Autobots. Transforms into both a helicopter resembling Mil Mi-24 and a Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse. His robot mode is similar to a samurai, and his helicopter blades from his alt-mode serve as his swords. He has a Japanese accent.

Crosshairs - An Autobot paratrooper who transforms into a C7 Corvette Stingray. His robot mode has a "trench coat" and goggles, making him look like a pilot from the 20th century. He also has a British accent.


Grimlock - Leader of the Dinobots who transforms into a metallic horned Tyrannosaurus Rex. He lacks the ability to speak and acts like primitive beast. He attacks Optimus Prime when asked to join forces but is soon tamed and allows Optimus to ride him into battle.

Strafe - A metallic twin-headed, twin-tailed Pteranodon.

Slug - A metallic spiked, bestial Triceratops.

Scorn - A metallic three-sailed Spinosaurus.


Decepticons who appeared in the last three movies have all been killed and Michael Bay stated that it will remain that way. Though he said that before becoming the director of the fourth movie and Bay has been known to change his mind. Megatron's remains, however, are seen in the film and they have a significant role regarding the human-made Transformers. StarScream's head is also seen when Joyce is giving a tour of his facility.

Comment: I have watched this several times and I cannot see Starscream's head anywhere. However, it appears that Sentinel's head is close to Megatron's in the lab. This does not bode well...


Galvatron - A human-made Transformer who becomes posessed by Megatron's mind, thus making him the new leader of the Decepticons. Transforms into a 2014 Argosy Freightliner.

Stinger - A human-made Transformer with a robot mode based on Bumblebee who becomes a Decepticon spy under Galvatron's control. Transforms into a 2013 Pagani Huayra.

Junkheap - A human-made Transformer who becomes a Decepticon under Galvatron's control. Transforms into a Chinese garbage truck of Waste Management Inc., and his robot mode is capable of splitting into three components. Replaced Wreck-Gar, who was originally scripted to appear.

Traxes - Numerous human-made Transformers who all become Decepticons under Galvatron's control. They transform into different colored (red, blue, black and silver) Chevrolet Trax cars.

Unknown human-made Transformer - Transforms into an orange McLaren MP4-12C. Robot mode never shown in the film.

Unknown human-made Transformer - Transforms into a white Aston Martin DBS. Robot mode never shown in the film.


The Transformer Bounty Hunters are explicitly explained in Michael Bay interviews, in film dialog, and in recent cartoon shows to be neither Autobot nor Decepticon, but a neutral third party that works for the alien creators of the Transformers. None the less their methods are clearly malevolent.

Lockdown - An intergalactic bounty hunter and the main antagonist. Transforms into a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe. He is killed by Optimus Prime.

Steeljaws - Numerous techno-organic wolves working for Lockdown.

Numerous unknown humanoid robots without alternate modes working for Lockdown.

There are also various aliens that are found within Lockdown's ship, though they are captured and locked up in cages.

It is possible that the Autobots were hunted down and most likely killed, since the government ordered the Transformers' termination. This is shown in the film to have happened for Ratchet and Leadfoot. But it is unknown Sideswipe, Roadbuster, Topspin, and Dino would have suffered the same fate. Given that Brains is shown and looks pretty messed up, it can be assumed it's from the crash he and Wheelie were in in the third film and that Wheelie did not survive.

The beginning of the movie reveals a thin alien hand creating the Dinobots on a prehistoric Earth. Later in the present day, Lockdown tells Optimus that he works for these aliens, that they once traveled the universe creating new Transformers on each planet they found, and that Lockdown's job is now to hunt down all Transformers and return them to these alien creators. The movie ends with Optimus leaving to search for them before they can hunt him down again. Who these aliens are in the movie continuity won't be completely certain until the next film, but \in the original cartoon series they are the Quintessons, half robotic squid-like creatures with five faces. In the cartoon the Quintessons first created Cybertron and then they created the Transformers there. They created two classes: servants (Autobots) and soldiers (Decepticons) but the Quintessons cruel nature lead to a rebellion which in-turn lead to the Transformers civil war. What little is shown and discussed of the Transformers' creators in this movie is slightly different from their original TV counterpart, so what exactly they are won't be known until the next sequel.

In this movie the organic-like metal substance that makes up a Transformers body is properly cloned by the company KSI and is trademarked as "Transformium." Deep fans of the franchise may not like that this is a new word created specifically for this aspect of the movie. In the original series Energon and Cybertonium were the matter that made up Transformers, but there were a number of potential reasons for creating the new word instead. First of all Energon had already been used in the first two movies as the power source behind the All-Spark, even on the original television show Energon was simply their power source and not their very matter. On the show Cybertonium was the closest thing to their matter, but it was never explicitly described as the metal that made their bodies, but a vague science-fiction element that gave their bodies stability. The show never described their bodies as made of anything but normal metal. So in an attempt to make the science of Transformers slightly more grounded, the writer of this movie explains that it is a form of matter separate from any other found on Earth. This gives a Transformer its ability to heal from horrible damage and to be fueled indefinitely some validity. As for naming it Transformium, the human scientists were far more familiar with the word Transformer than the name of their home planet Cybertron.

No, Cade Yeager and his daughter Tessa Yeager are original creations for this film. Unlike the Witwicky's who are an entire family of characters who appear across various separate Transformers franchises, all the human characters in this film are completely new. Cade is however loosely based on a comic character called simply "The Mechanic"


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