‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ will be released tomorrow with special screenings starting tonight. The film isn’t getting good reviews, being criticized for it’s runtime, script and plot. In other words, it’s just another Michael Bay movie and reviews won’t stop audiences from coming out to enjoy Bay-hem. The ‘Transformers’ movies have made almost $3 billion worldwide, even with most of the movies not being well received by critics.
I’m predicting ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ will make more than $110 million during it’s opening weekend, which will be the biggest opening of 2014, second to ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ $95 million debut. One of the biggest additions to this franchise is the addition to Mark Wahlberg, who replaces Shia LaBeouf as the lead character. Everyone seems to love fighting robots and that’s definitely something these movies don’t lack…and don’t forget the Bay-hem explosions !
The first ‘Transformers’ film $709 million worldwide with a $70.5 million opening weekend, which ‘Revenge Of The Fallen’ and ‘Dark Of The Moon’ made $836 million worldwide and $1.1 billion worldwide. I expect ‘Age Of Extinction’ to cross the $1 billion mark, considering it’s being released in I MAX 3D and regular 3D formats.
There isn’t really much to this trailer, but there’s enough for me to get excited about what’s to come. The trailer is basically a PSA from President Snow, threatening anyone who’s going to rebel against the capital. The scariest thing about this trailer is seeing one of the main characters, Peeta, standing right next to President Snow, as if he is Snow’s right hand man. The first part of the two part finale will be released November 21st, 2014, with the second part being released November 20th, 2015.
I’m a sucker for War films. They always seem to get to me emotionally more than most films do. Just the thought of these people leaving their families and sacrificing their lives gives me the chills. End of Watch director David Ayer directs ‘Fury’, a film about a tank commander and his crew of five as they make their final push through Germany. Outnumber and outgunned, the crew must work together to survive their deadly mission. ‘Fury’ stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal and Jason Issacs. The film will be released November 14th, 2014.
Kim Jong-Un has threatened war against America if they decide to release the Seth Rogan comedy ‘The Interview’. ‘The Interview’ stars James Franco and Seth Rogan as tabloid journalist Dave Skylark and producer of the show Aaron Rapoport. When “Skylark Tonight” lands an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, the CIA get involved and hires Dave and Aaron to assassinate the Korean dictator. It’s not the first time a North Korean dictator has been used in a film. Kim Jong-Un’s father, Kim Jong-Il, was the ridiculous puppet villain in ‘Team American: World Police. So why all the hate against America now? Could this be nothing more than a publicity stunt? Or is this actually a real thing? I guess we’ll have to find out. ‘The Interview will be released October 10th, 2014.
THR reports Danny Boyle is in talks to directed the new Steve Job Biopic, with Leonardo Dicaprio in talks to play Steve Jobs. This news comes a few days after it was announced that David Fincher would not direct the film. David Fincher was eyeing Christian Bale to play jobs. Aaron Sorkin scripted the biopic and we are hoping it’s better than the Ashton Kutcher version of Steve Jobs.
Robin Williams will be back in drag ! ‘Mrs. Doubtfire 2′ has been confirmed, with Chris Columbus coming back to direct ! Writing the script is ‘Elf’ scriber David Berenbaum. No word on when filming will commence, or who else will come back, but I’m not expecting everyone to come back. Mara Wilson has been retired for awhile, her last movie being Thomas and The Magic Railroad in 2000. The first film made $441 million. Do you think this one will make big money? Or should this be scraped entirely?
Michael Bay has made his share of movies that do nothing but make your ears hurt. Explosions here, explosions there…but I must admit, he does wonders for action fans. So, for those of you who are fans of his, you may be excited to know that his ‘Transformers’ films will continue after ‘Age of Extinction’. Although, he has stated that he may not direct the fifth and sixth instalments, I am expecting him to return. I wish he wouldn’t, however, as I’m waiting for him to do something new. I feel like ‘Transformers’ has hit its peak, but the action is exhilarating.