This might just be Bay's most explosive production yet. Literally. More explosions than ever.
Shia LaBeouf may have been replaced from the Transformers franchise, but all that matters is that Michael Bay is staying, as he reminded us with the flashiest, most-explotion filled trailer of forever. The new installment, now starring Mark Wahlberg, has a trailer as of yesterday and in case viewers ever miss the hint of a coherent story that Bay’s flicks have been lacking from the beginning, there are a lot of explosions and loud music to distract them from those shortcomings.
It seems like Michael Bay got almost free reign with the budget on his final installment.
Written by Ehren Kruger and directed by Bay, the new film sees Mark Wahlberg, playing a mechanic named Cade Yeagar, join the series about warring tribes of alien robots with a propensity for causing massive destruction here on planet Earth. To be fair, it’s only a teaser trailer, so there is plenty of time to reveal more of the story.
For what it’s worth, Wahlberg seems like a nice, animated star for a change and the addition of a daughter should serve to humanize the story, which has definitely been lacking on the emotional front so far. In addition, if the teaser is anything to go by, Bay has definitely outdone himself with the scope of the production, the locations, the CGI – it’s all very impressive. Makes sense, given that the director has announced that this film is to bee his last in the Transformers universe. He said as much during an interview with Hero Complex back in 2012. '
“Here’s the thing,” Bay said at the time. “It’s tough to find someone who’s done these kind of movies, and to have the complication of creating the new stuff that needs to be in this movie — not just characters but a new type of action, I hope — and that’s a lot for someone new to bite off. And so after this one I will leave it in the best hands possible. That’s the plan.”
Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to open in theaters June 27.