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 Mark Wahlberg. He talked about what it was like working with Bay, filming the action, how the cast was placed in the heart of the explosions, if he’s thanked Paul Thomas Anderson for getting him this role, the last time he sang “The Touch,” how the most scared he’s ever been making a movie was while filming a sequence in Hong Kong, and future projects like Ted 2, Daddy’s Home with Will Ferrell, Uncharted, The Six Billion Dollar Man, American Desperados, and more. Hit the jump to watch.