WHO’S IN IT?
Mark Wahlberg (Ted), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Kelsey Grammar (Frasier), Li Bingbing (The Forbidden Kingdom), T.J. Miller (How To Train Your Dragon), Titus Welliver (Argo), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Melanie Specht (Entourage), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Peter Cullen (Gremlins), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla), Frank Welker (Aladdin)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Michael Bay (Armageddon), director; Ehren Kruger (The Ring), writer; Ian Bryce (Spider-Man), Tom DeSanto (Transformers), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Constantine) and Don Murphy (Real Steel), producers; Steve Jablonsky (Ender’s Game), composer; Amir Mokri (Man of Steel), cinematographer; Roger Barton (Pearl Harbour), William Goldenberg (Argo) and Paul Rubell (Thor), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Four years after the devastating Decepticon attack on Chicago, struggling inventor Cade Yeager (Wahlberg) and his daughter Tessa (Peltz) discover a deactivated Optimus Prime, which leads government agents and vengeful Decepticons right to them. Meanwhile, powerful forces attempt to learn from past Transformer encounters and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Giving the Transformers franchise a semi-clean slate – nixing LaBeouf, the overblown comedy et al – may have been the smartest thing that Michael Bay has done in a while, so let’s hope it all pays off in this explosive fourth entry.