Monday, 3 February 2014
Super Bowl Spot - Transformers: Age of Extinction
After years of dismissing them as stupid, Michael Bay finally gives us the Dinobots. If anything best sums up Bay's allergic reaction to eccentricity, it's that he couldn't see worth in a skyscraper sized robot Tyrannosaur. They were every kid's favourite right? Five gigantic sociopaths that were so dangerous the animated series Optimus Prime had to keep them buried in rubble between engagements. Of course later they became capering comic relief, but those first few appearances are what lingers - glass eyed, monosyllabic lunatics with a compulsive need to trash everything in sight. Most kids must've felt like they were watching themselves onscreen. Elsewhere we see a Decepticon whose face transforms into a cannon and a paragliding Autobot who seems to have modelled his look after Mark in A Better Tomorrow. Perhaps these are signs that Transformers: Age of Extinction is hoping to be fun?