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Transformers: Age of Extinction

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Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Release Date: 2014-06-27 Nationwide
  • Running Time: 157 min.
  • Director: Michael Bay
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Li Bingbing, Han Geng, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles, TJ Miller
  • Producers: Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy
  • Writer: Ehren Kruger
  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Official Site: Transformers: Age of Extinction Official Site

Believe it or not, during Transformers: Age of Extinction, Michael Bay's fourth rattling of the toy box, I felt one moment of transcendence. Three-fourths of the way through the punishing 165-minute runtime my brain left my body, crying out as it fled, "How could a space robot riding a fire-breathing metal T.rex be so boring?"

It begins with thrilling stupidity, the revelation that the dinosaurs were murdered by evil cheeseburger-shaped spaceships who built their own car-shaped society from their bones, the literalization of fossil fuels. From there, Age of Extinction gets even more moronic.

The events of the third film, in which Shia LaBeouf saved Chicago (fragments of it, at least) from Megatron, have become in this sequel America's new 9/11. Thirteen-hundred civilians died that day, a rare instance of a movie giving a body count for the usual city-destroying smash-em-ups. Mark Wahlberg plays a single dad and small-town inventor named Cade, who lives in a Disneyland version of Texas with his 17-year-old daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz), one of those long-limbed, snub-nosed Southern girls shellacked with terrible pink lipstick. Also around: Cade's new scrap junk purchase, a bullet-riddled 18-wheeler that just happens to be Optimus Prime in disguise.

There isn't enough visual beauty to forgive the screenplay's ugliness, but Bay does brave a daring new standard in product placement. He doesn't just show a Bud Light truck -- he wrecks it, scatters beer bottles across the road, and then has Mark pick one up and take a swig. It's so calculated, it gets a knowing laugh, as if the audience is relieved that at least there's one joke that doesn't insult their intelligence.

Amy Nicholson
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  • AMC Ahwatukee 24

    AMC Ahwatukee 24

    4915 E. Ray Road Ahwatukee, AZ 85044
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 11:40 AM, 3:25 PM, 7:10 PM, 9:00 PM
  • AMC Arizona Center 24

    AMC Arizona Center 24

    565 N. 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 12:05 PM, 3:50 PM, 7:25 PM
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    AMC Arrowhead 14

    7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center Glendale, AZ 85308
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating 10:25 PM
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    AMC Deer Valley 30

    3033 W. Agua Fria Freeway New River, AZ 85027
    623-434-0300
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 10:30 AM, 5:45 PM
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    AMC Desert Ridge 18

    21001 N. Tatum Phoenix, AZ 85050
    480-606-0803
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 11:30 AM
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    AMC Esplanade 14

    2515 E. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85016
    602-667-0330
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation;Fork & Screen;Reserved Seating 11:45 AM, 6:45 PM
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    AMC Mesa Grand 24

    1647 S. Stapley Mesa, AZ 85204
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:55 PM, 7:35 PM
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    AMC Westgate 20

    9400 W. Hanna Drive Glendale, AZ 85306
    888-262-4386
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 11:35 AM
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  • Cinema Latino De Phoenix

    7611 W. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85033
    888-588-CINE
    9:35 PM
  • Dickinson Palm Valley 14

    Dickinson Palm Valley 14

    1325 N. Litchfield Road Goodyear, AZ 85338
    623-535-4000
    Stadium (10:00 AM), (1:30 PM), 6:00 PM
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    Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 25 with IMAX

    5000 Arizona Mills Circle Tempe, AZ 85281
    480-820-0387
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (11:15 AM), (2:55 PM), 6:30 PM, 10:05 PM
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    16046 Arrowhead Fountns Center Drive Peoria, AZ 85382
    623-412-0122
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 11:45 AM, 3:20 PM, 10:15 PM
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    2980 E. Germann Road Chandler, AZ 85286
    480-963-1502
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 10:30 AM, 2:40 PM, 9:45 PM
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    3159 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85226
    480-732-0110
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (11:50 AM), (3:20 PM), 6:50 PM, 10:00 PM
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    1620 W. Montebello Phoenix, AZ 85015
    602-222-4275
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 11:00 AM, 2:55 PM, 6:20 PM, 10:00 PM
  • Harkins Cine Capri at Tempe Marketplace 16

    2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281
    480-557-0027
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 7:10 PM
  • Harkins Gateway Pavilions 18

    Harkins Gateway Pavilions 18

    10250 W. McDowell Road Avondale, AZ 85323
    623-478-9411
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 9:25 AM, 4:15 PM, 7:40 PM
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    9615 Metro Parkway W. Phoenix, AZ 85051
    602-216-6781
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (11:40 AM), (1:20 PM), (3:10 PM)
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    2550 W. Happy Valley Road Phoenix, AZ 85085
    623-582-2020
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 11:45 AM, 3:15 PM, 6:45 PM
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    Harkins North Valley 16

    3420 E. Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
    602-482-4083
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 10:50 AM, 2:35 PM, 6:15 PM
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    9804 W. Northern Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
    623-772-0707
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 11:45 AM, 3:10 PM, 9:45 PM
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    2298 E. Williams Field Road Gilbert, AZ 85296
    480-821-3198
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    Harkins Shea 14

    7354 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    480-948-6555
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 6:05 PM, 9:45 PM
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    6950 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. Mesa, AZ 85207
    480-641-4603
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (11:25 AM), (3:00 PM), 6:45 PM, 10:35 PM
  • Regal Gilbert Stadium 14

    1012 S. Gilbert Road Gilbert, AZ 85296
    800-326-3264
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service (3:45 PM)
  • West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In

    West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In

    5650 N. 55th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
    623-939-9715
    Digital Projection;Doublefeature: Transformers: Age of Extinction with Hercules 10:30 PM
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