“Transformers: Age of Extinction”

MOVIE ONE STAR

Rated PG-13

2 hours 40 minutes

Mark WahlbergNicola PeltzJack Reynor,Stanley TucciKelsey GrammerSophia Myles

CHICOPEE, Mass (WWLP) – No one can accuse “Transformers” Director Michael Bay of dreaming up his overblown fantasy adventures in moderation.  For nearly three exhausting hours, Bay keeps up the repetitious battle between Alien mechanical monsters.

The human element consists of good ole boy Mark Wahlberg protecting his teenage daughter’s questionable virtues. He remind her that her short shorts are shrinking by the minute. He would have warned the audience how rapidly we run out of patience.

From the moment “Transformers: Age of Extinction” dredges up it’s tired overworked plotline you’ll be sorely tested to keep from throwing things at the screen.

To say we’ve seen it all before is a gross understatement. The sinister government gangster plotting with the grubby corporate incompetent to get into the “Transformer” business.

But sleazy villains Kelsey Grammer and Stanley Tucci are no match for Wahlberg, the morally superior country boy.

As the incoherent noise enters it’s second hour, you’ll be looking for relief from the simpleminded storyline.

None of the earlier “Transformer” movies were anything to rave about, but this one strikes the ultimate blow to your Intelligence.

Director Michael Bay even has the nerve to suggest he’s got another “Transformer” sequel stashed away after this one bores the living daylights out of its target audience.

Becker brings this monstrosity down to earth and cuts it down to size with one star. Another sequel? Not on your life. What a stupid waste of time.

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