Transformers: Age of Extinction | 2014 | PG-13 | - 3.7.5
In this fourth installment in the series, when an auto mechanic (Mark Wahlberg) uncovers a severely wounded Autobot, the war they last fought begins again and this time humans are the targets. Also with Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller and James Bachman. Directed by Michael Bay. [2:45]
- A young man and his teen girlfriend kiss and hug. A teen girl and her 20-year-old boyfriend hug on a sofa and her father yells at them to stop "smooching." A teen girl video chats with a young man and says, "Take your shirt off" as she removes her shirt (we see her wearing a tank top that reveals cleavage). A young man tells a man that he likes "To be fresh when I'm making out with your daughter." A teen girl hugs a young man and says, "I love you" and "You saved me." A man leans in to kiss a woman and she shoves him into an elevator.
► A man says, "Woo-hoo, look at these two June bugs" as two young women walk past him on the street; they are each wearing a dress that reveals cleavage. A man says of another man's teen daughter that "I think she looks hot" and that she's a "hot teenager" and the other man becomes angry. A man describes movies from an earlier time where there were "dancing girls with big cha-chas." A man talks to his teen daughter about no dating until she graduates from high school and he says, "This is a non dating household." A man describes jellyfish as "erotic yet deadly like women." A man tells another man that he finds a woman very attractive.
► A teen girl is shown wearing very short shorts and low-cut tops in many scenes throughout the movie; the outfits reveal bare legs to the hip (nearly to the buttock cheek) and cleavage along with a bit of bare abdomen in a couple of scenes. A woman in an elevator is shown wearing very short, shorts that reveal bare legs to the upper thigh and a tank top that shows cleavage. Three women wear dresses that reveal legs to mid-thigh and cleavage.
- A robot fires a rocket toward four people who run, the explosion surrounds them with flames and one man is engulfed and incinerated (we see his charred body mid-stride). A robot shoots a man in the chest (we see a bloody wound on his chest as he lies dead on the ground. Two robots fight with pounding and slamming each other around until one slams a large sword through the other's chest and it cannot get up; the sword is removed and the robot uses it to stab the other robot through the back and then cuts it in half (we see the parts fall to the ground and liquid spews).
► Robots being controlled by humans transform and cause civilian cars to crash and burn (we do not see injuries but we hear people talk about casualties); a robot truck fires rockets that hit civilian vehicles. Many cars, busses, boats and other large pieces of metal are pulled up toward a flying alien vessel, then dropped back to the ground where humans scatter for safety; robots on the ground are then pulled toward the vessel and they tear structures up as they move through the air. A robot is fired upon on a broken down boat, jumps over the side and runs away as it is fired upon and one of its legs is shot off; the robot falls to the ground and another huge robot shoots it through the back with a rocket, then approaches it, stabs its arm through the injured robots chest and pulls out a glowing orb. A huge robot emerges from a body of water and arms an enormous gun as many armed men and vehicles surround an area nearby.
► A teen girl on an alien vessel hides from a robot searching for her; she stands on the outside of a cage where there is an alien being with a long tongue that wraps around the girl's leg and she recoils; after the robot leaves, the girl cuts the tongue off her leg and drops it on the floor. A teen girl is surrounded by small robots and she kicks and hits them until they are knocked down and she can run away. Large dog-like robots chase a teen girl through and alien ship and snap and snarl at her through bars. A robot shoots an alien creature held in a cage (we see the creature with several legs and large spiked teeth) and it splatters. A dinosaur robot bites smaller robots and we see sparks and green liquid pour from it. A robot is shot multiple times and he falls to the ground saying that he was finished (we see purple liquid oozing from his wounds) and we see the robot later and he seems to have been repaired.
► Two men fight on a rooftop and each fall along from ledge to ledge along the outside of the building; one shoves the other into an apartment where they fight (we see some blood on their faces) until one draws a knife and one shoves the other out the window and we see him fall many floors to his death (we hear a loud thud when he hits the ground). A woman fights with two men throwing them around and using heavy objects to hit them with; another man helps to dispatch one of the men. A man shoots at four people on an elevator; one man gets off to draw the fire and another man on a lower level holds a gun on the elevator door; when the elevator opens, the people he is waiting for are not there.
► Two men shoot robots and they spray green liquid when they are struck. Many armed men and vehicles approach a house and threaten the owner; the armed men search the man's house and barn, then slam the man and another man to the ground and hold a gun to the head of the man's daughter (she cries and pleas for help). A robot points a gun at a man and threatens to splatter him. Many armed police officers speed toward a tourist area and hold guns on people. A man is chased through a laboratory and held at gunpoint. Two men and a teen girl climb out of a building and along cables high above the ground; the cables sway in the wind and several robot dogs lunge toward them, then bite through the cables causing them to fall and a robot catches the three humans (no one is harmed).
► Robots fight and one transforms into a fire-breathing dinosaur and another robot rides on its back. Two robots fight in a road and a teen girl hides behind a car, then gets inside the car; one robot is incapacitated by a rocket and picked up by a net along with the car and the girl and they are all taken on-board a flying alien vessel where we see robots being dismantled. Several robots crash into an office building and we see shattering glass and property damage as people run for cover. Two robots fight on a rooftop and one shoots at the other, one dangles by a cable over the side of the building (no evident damage is shown). Many robots shoot up a factory and people scatter and run for cover (we see no injuries). Robots shoot at a flying vessel with other robots and humans onboard; the passengers run for safety and the vessel crashes in the distance.
► Cars and trucks speed through roads and transform into robots while searching through a city for a missing object. A car ramps up a rise on the ground and the tires hit two men in the head knocking them to the ground. A robot flying vessel flies through an overpass, then breaks up through the roadway and flips crashing into several other vehicles; one driver exits his vehicle and says he hopes the other driver has insurance. A robot breaks up through an opening under a barn floor and attacks many men with weapons in the area, another robot fires a rocket at the house on the property and it explodes as the first robot transforms into a truck and speeds away. A car speeds toward the edge of a fifth floor parking garage and leaps out, landing on a ramp below (its occupants are unharmed). Cars speed through a cornfield and one car is T-boned by another; an SUV crashes into a tree and the occupants are thrown (we hear them scream), and another car crashes into a truck and it flips. Cars speed through narrow alleyways causing a great deal of property damage, then through a restaurant (we see customers jumping out of the way and do not see anyone injured). Two robot vehicles transform and the humans inside them are thrown through the air (the humans are caught by the robots and no one is harmed). A man and a woman on a motorcycle speed through roadways while being chased by a car and the motorcycle eventually tips and throws its riders (no injuries are evident).
► A large robot transforms, but is wounded and unstable causing him to accidentally knock a man in the head; the man falls to the ground and we see his bloody forehead. A rocket ignites in a workshop and shoots through the building, out through the yard and into a house nearby where a teen girl runs and screams (we see destruction, but no one appears to be harmed). A man holds a gun on a woman (not really a threat). A couple of large robots climb the sides of silos as young boys on nearby baseball diamond look on. A small robot in a glass containment area is zapped with electricity and screams and complains of being tortured.
► Dinosaurs stampede on Earth as an alien vessel shoots explosives onto the ground; the ground glows red and the dinosaurs are incinerated (we see them glow red and turn to char). We see a "fossil" of a dinosaur jaw with large, pointed teeth and when struck sounds like it is made of metal. A large wounded robot stands up and we see green liquid leak from its head. A dinosaur robot roars in a man's face (no harm).
► A man grabs another man by the throat and shoves him against a wall while threatening him. A robot threatens another robot with a grenade down his throat. A woman threatens a man and says that she will have her brother come and "beat your [anatomical term deleted]." A man confronts his teen daughter's boyfriend and threatens to "Punch you right in the mouth." A man threatens another man grabbing his daughter and says, "Touch her and I'll kill you." Two men argue about what to do with a truck. A reference is made to the "Battle of Chicago." A teen girl makes a reference to her father "stealing power." We understand that a teen girl's mother is dead (no details are provided). A robot mocks "human intelligence." A teen girl tells her father that "You don't suck at everything." A man tells another man that he should "Man up." A flying vessel is referred to as a "nightmare ship." A character says, "At last we get to kill him." A woman argues with a man when she tries to buy his motorcycle. We see an eviction notice on the front door of a man's home.
► A flying robot buzzes around several people and one man falls to the ground trying to dodge it. A man throws a football that hits another man in the head and he falls back into a pile of rubble.
► A small dinosaur is shown with a smaller creature in its mouth (presumably eating it but no blood is seen).
- At least 1 F-word, a man says "no effin' way," 13 scatological terms, 20 anatomical terms, 24 mild obscenities, name-calling (snake balls, junk, purple people eater, back stabbing weasels, fat [anatomical term deleted], A-hole, pathetic dirty foursome, princess, speed racer, super dad, savages, alien combatant, mistake, dumb greedy [mild obscenity deleted], il douche, surprise test, Lucky Charms, alien terrorists, meat bags, delicate flower, grease monkeys, decrepit), 8 religious exclamations (e.g. I Swear to God, God, For God and Country, Oh My God, For God's Sake).
- A teen girl talks about high school being nearly over and says that, "Soon we can get a tan and get wasted." A man drinks a beer, a teen girl brings her father dinner that includes a bottle of beer (we do not see him drink), and a truck load of beer bottles is strewn on the ground after a crash and one man grabs a bottle and opens it before taking a drink. A robot looks like he has a lit cigar in his mouth for the majority of the movie.
- Alien life, alien invasion, science and technology used for good vs. evil, human soul, terrorism, black ops, honor, disgrace, control, slavery, mysteries of the universe, humanity, mixing of species, fully automated US Army.
- Have faith in humanity.
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