Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction is a film that continues to confound. As I said in my review it’s unlike anything I’ve seen before and in browsing through some of the film’s reviews I can’t say I’m a fan of the dismissive approach some have taken in evaluating this behemoth. Take, for example, David Edelstein‘s review where he describes the script as “incoherent” and then seems to coherently describe everything that happens in the film for the next four paragraphs before saying the film is “basically a shambles”. Pardon?
But when I came to Richard Corliss‘s review at Time I found an interesting line in which he seems to have meant as a negative, but I think he’s closer to getting at a greater truth than he may realize when he writes,