I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I enjoyed Transformers: Age of Extinction – I just don’t see what’s so bad about it – and feel it is by and large the best of the Transformers films, though its merits were all but ignored in the predictable but tiresome wave of Michael Bay-hatred that flooded the internet. One of the reasons it was better than the other films is that Shia LaBeouf was replaced as the main lead by Mark Wahlberg, a considerably better actor if one who sometimes seems content to ‘wing’ it. Now we don’t know yet if all of the other major new human characters of what was partially a reboot of the series will return for the next movie, but we do know that Wahlberg definitely will. He was interviewed by MTV while out promoting his new film The Gambler, and while speaking to MTV he confirmed that he is locked up in a long term contract with Paramount Pictures saying:

“Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more.”

In the interview, he also added that:

“I can’t speak for Michael Bay’s presence on the next one, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon”.

Bay recently revealed that he is now looking to explore other avenues with his career and won’t be back for the next installment, though he said similar things after Transformers: Dark of the Moon and he was convinced to come back after taking a break from effects-heavy action blockbusters with Pain And Gain. Now I like Bay and enjoy these films for what they are, but I would like to see Bay do some more other stuff [I feel that Pain And Gain would have been much better liked if it hadn’t come from Bay] and another filmmaker take over the franchise and do something fresh with it, though so far we’ve heard nothing about potential candidates, an odd thing considering how eager Paramount must be to get another Transformers movie into development, Age Of Extinction having done slightly disappointing business in the US but being the highest worldwide grossing film of 2014.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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