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Transformers Age Of Extinction (Blu-Ray): Review

The Film

Mankind faces possible extinction, in Transformers: Age Of Extinction, the Autobots must avoid a bounty hunter, and a badly damaged Optimus Prime lands in the hands of a failing mechanic and his young daughter.

This is certainly a special effects extravaganza, with totally out of this world set-pieces, and astounding stunts. Sadly, in all this, the filmmakers forgot to make the story interesting for the rest of us. The story also tends to drag on far too long, so many would likely watch with intervals in-between.

It’s a pity such a big budget film, with all the special effects, and capable cast, did not deliver when it came to a compelling story. Fans of action, and the series will likely get a great deal of rewatch value from the film, and it’s sure to show off any fancy 3D home theatre setup. It just won’t exercise your brain much.

Disc And Bonus Features

The two disc, 3D blu-ray contains a dedicated bonus disc.

Bonus features include:

  • Bay on action
  • Evolution within extinction
  • Just another giant effin’ movie
  • A spark of design
  • T.J. Miller farm hippie
  • Trailers

The bonus features are a gem for filmmakers, and those interested in the secrets behind the on-screen magic. They don’t just skim the surface, but take the viewer right on to set, and reveal a ton of information. This bonus disc is what will make the purchase worthwhile. Whereas the film falls way short of anything entertaining, the bonus disc will sure make up for that.

The disc is encoded at a high bitrate, making for a smooth 3D experience, with no onscreen artefacts. The audio is surround, and will give an theatre system a workout, although, not as much as the previous films in this series.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction is available to purchase now, in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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