Loaded with almost non-stop action, a great new villain (Lockdown), Dinobots, and an ass-kicking Mark Wahlberg, Transformers: Age of Extinction really is the beginning of a new chapter in the Transformers movie universe. Also, throughout the fourth installment, director Michael Bay has peppered in a lot of interesting questions about the history of the Transformers and I’d imagine the next sequel (or sequels) will start to unravel the mysteries. While Bay could have just done another Autobot vs Decepticon story and most fans would have been satisfied, I’m glad he pushed the franchise forward with new characters and questions, and am looking forward to where it goes from here.
A few days ago in Hong Kong I landed an exclusive video interview with Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. They talked about what it was like to work with Michael Bay, filming the action, deleted scenes, working with new technology like the new IMAX 4K 3D digital camera, future projects, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ got the win yesterday, but will end up battling ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ for dominance over the long holiday weekend. Meanwhile, the ‘Poltergeist’ reboot opens on target, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ remains strong and ‘Age of Ultron’ gets set to pass $400 million domestic.