Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 science fiction movie that doubles as an action film and is also the next sequel in the Transformers live action movie series, and it's based on a toy franchise originally created by Hasbro. Transformers: Age of Extinction takes place four years after the movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third movie in the franchise. In the film the protagonist is a mechanic named Cade Yeager, played by Mark Wahlberg, who is a single father and accidentally stumbles on one of the transformers, namely the Autobot leader Optimus Prime. Wahlberg is joined by Nicola Peltz, who plays the role of Tessa Yeager, the daughter of Cade, and the two are eventually dragged into a conflicting involving government officials as well as the enemy of the Autobots, the Decepticons, who come to try and take over Earth.
Many of the voice cast members reprise their roles in this film as members of the Autobots and Decepticons, including Peter Cullen, who voices Optimus Prime. Michael Bay also returns as the director for this movie, while Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto serve as producers for the film. Ehren Kruger is the film's screenwriter.
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" came out this past weekend, and as is the norm with Michael Bay movies, it made a big heap of money while still being referred to by critics and audiences alike as more or less a piece of crap. But why is it, exactly, that people hate Michael Bay so much? Many refer to the almost juvenile tendency for him to make his movies into an all-out explosionfest punctuated only by pee jokes and the occasional shot of a hot girl arching her back in an unnatural way, and while that's definitely a factor, there may be more to it for film buffs.