TRANS­FORM­ERS: AGE OF EX­TINC­TION ★ Di­rected by Michael Bay. Star­ring Jack Reynor, Mark Wahlberg

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM -

The big­gest prob­lem with the Trans­form­ers films – if we’re pre­pared to over­look the rapey sex­ual pol­i­tics – is that there’s far too much hu­man in­ter­est in hu­mans that aren’t aw­fully in­ter­est­ing. Here, Op­ti­mus Prime is forced into an al­liance with Wal­h­berg’s wacky in­ven­tor as they face ill-de­fined ma­raud­ing aliens. Many hours in, di­nosaur vari­a­tions of Trans­former prod­uct ar­rive with a deus ex machina thud to save the day. A bunch of ex­plo­sions does not a movie make. 12A cert, 165 min

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