Summer Blockbuster you should avoid
Every summer there is a mad scramble to see latest and most buzzed about flicks. Often they have big names and have been anticipated for over a year. While more sort of just slip underneath the radar. Most articles about summer blockbuster try to delight you about mentioned those that are worth paying a ticket for. Those that are not usually get a over a over the top bad review to entertain without the need to pay a ticket.
Transformers: Age of Extinction
This summer that movie is the latest Transformers movie from B-movie director Michael Bay. Transformers: Age of Extinction is lambasted in the press for not even trying to surpass any of the previous movies. Instead, it once again asks potential ticket buyers to leave their brains outside the cinema for 2 hours. All the while they receive a meaningless special effects reel in return. That leaving your brain outside has happened once too many times with Michael Bay. Just don’t watch the movie.
The basic premise for the movie was OK. Just recruit a high-profile actor and write a story around singularity, a point in time during which technology becomes so incredible advanced pretty much anything is possible. However, despite the decent start the movie started burying itself in all to familiar super-villain plotlines so that it lost its reason of existence. A hard-core Science Flick is usually doomed to fail but Transcendence didn’t even try.
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
When did a planet of the apes movie ever work out. By definition it asks the viewer switch off their brains just like with Transformers. However, unlike all those alternate history stories this just does not make any sense. You may recruit good actors, get the special effects in order and even succeed in not delivering a terrible story it is nonetheless still a Planet of The Apes movie.
Which one should you avoid most?
That would be Transformers!
This summer we have been blessed with a considerable number of good movies such as Godzilla, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Edge Of Tomorrow, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men Days Of Future Past, Snowpiercer (slipped under the radar) and even Divergent. And yet the summer is not even over, check out my Guardians of The Galaxy preview. So do yourself a favor and don’t make the mistake of watching either Transformers or any of the other two movies on the short list. After all, who wants to see Transformers 5? This was Summer Blockbuster you should avoid.