It’s a Michael Bay film. Anything else need to be said? Meaning it is big and loud and without much substance. That being said this film is part of a series that just keeps coming. Means that someone likes them. Enough someones that they keep getting money to make more.

Bay makes films that are neither great nor awful. Not a ringing endorsement, I know, but it is the truth. The action will be constant while the characters will be superficial. The story will be completely predictable and the humour childish. If you can deal with that then dive in.

Dive in because the special effects are the reason to watch this Transformers film. It looks great and the action sequences are fun, fast and furious.

A normal life is what Sam Witwicky (played by Shia LaBeouf) dreams of. A life with no Autobots or Decepticons. Settling in is not happening as smoothly as he would have hoped. He is leaving the nest and heading off to college. While his parents are not so thrilled, he cannot wait to get away.

Over in Shanghai the Decepticons are there and causing problems. It is believed that they are around because the Autobots are, so a presidential envoy wants them gone. That is not exactly true. The reason the Decepticons are still around is Sam. They want what is in his brain. Glyphs have been imprinted in Sam’s brain and they will lead to them to an object that when inserted into an alien machine hidden in Egypt will blow out the sun.

All this means that Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela (played by Megan Fox) and parents are all in danger.

Special Features:

-Commentary by Michael Bay, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman

-Digital Copy

-The Human Factor Exacting Revenge of the Fallen

-A Day with Bay: Tokyo

-Nest: Transformers Data Hub

-25 Years of Transformers

-The Allspark Experiment

-Deconstructing Visual Bayhem

-Deleted/Alternate Scenes

-Giant Effing Movie

-Linkin Park – New Divide

-The Matrix of Marketing