Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help.
Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter Tessa escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on.Written by
IDW comic writer Shane McCarthy, who created the character of Drift, dislikes the movie incarnation, accusing him of being a racist stereotype. Fans were quick to point out that McCarthy has also used words to imply he's not fond of Drift's development in later comics (with which he wasn't involved) which most feel made him a significantly better character, and that Drift's entire original persona was little other than highly stereotypical itself. Which is a moot point, because you can't stereotype an alien robot. See more »
All of the vehicles see in Hong Kong are left hand drive. In Hong Kong they drive on the left and so most vehicles would be right hand drive. See more »
Worst of the transformers movies. Was okay until about a 3rd of the way through. Mark Wahlberg was better than Shia, but the movie was bloated with too many similar scenes.
Enough chase scenes and slow motion explosions for the whole of 2014. It would be nice to see some sort of characters developed for the transformers. Because they are created as one dimensional punchlines there is no possibility to have any interesting story that involves the transformers interacting with each other.
Wait for the DVD if you must see it, but you wont be missing much if you avoid it all together.
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