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THERE'S A MISSILE IN THE FAMILY ROOM
on 7 July 2014
The movie starts in the Arctic, prehistoric times, Mexico City, Texas, and Chicago. I was expecting good bots vs. bad bots for control of the earth, and got something similar...after all there are so many places a story can go and unfortunately they decided to give us a taste of all of them. Mark Wahlberg, the world's greatest inventor, on the brink of poverty, is introduced early so we know who saves the world while also trying to save his daughter Tessa's (Nicola Peltz) purity. Nicola Peltz is pretty but no substitution for Meagan Fox. I know. I need to move on.
As expected Wahlberg does what his overpaid salary commands him to do. I am ready to walk out of the theater and then...they decided to do the same movie all over again in freaking China. I really did like the added family drama and not simply making this a metal on metal movie, but apparently Michael Bay has a brother in the salvage metal business and turned this into an over extended bot contest.
The one guy with decent lines gets killed off early. No sense entertaining us with witty dialogue, as that might take away from the mindless special effects. The film was way too long for me 3 1/2 stars