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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Is Not For Kids

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Me Grimlock Not HorseyParamount Pictures and Hasbro keep making Transformers movies because they are highly profitable for both companies. The films have consistently made well over $700 million each without losing any steam. In fact, the most recent installment, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, earned over $1 billion worldwide. One of the reasons why these movies are so profitable is because kids love them. In that way, Transformers movies bring in the families—teenagers, and adults—but according to one of the stars of the next film, Age of Extinction, the newest entry is more suitable for mature audiences.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Grimlock Concept Art And Toys

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grimlockThe New York Toy Fair 2014 is the best way to preview new science fiction movies through their toy lines. We’ve already seen toys and images from Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars: Rebels. While these properties were a comic book adaptation and a TV spinoff, respectively, you’ve also got a huge movie franchise out there based on a toy line: the Transformers. Now the Toy Fair is giving us a good look at the new Autobots and Decepticons that will be featured in Transformers: Age of Extinction, namely the Dinobots and the film’s main villain, Galvatron.

The images below features the Dinobots in action. We see what Grimlock will look like as a T-Rex and as a robot. It seems like the Dinobots’ leader will have a bo staff for his weapon of choice, and we also get a first look at Slash, a Transformer velociraptor. Hopefully it won’t be long before we get a better look at the other Dinobots: Slag, Sludge, Snarl, Swoop, and Paddles, an Elasmosaurus.

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Hasbro Launches The First Transformers: Age Of Extinction Toys

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Prime!Yesterday, we got our first look at Michael Bay’s newest film Transformers: Age of Extinction during Super Bowl XLVIII. While the Big Game and a majority of its commercials were lackluster and dull, it’s safe to say that Transformers won the day, in terms of movie teasers. We got a first look at Optimus Prime, Megatron, and, of course, the Dinobots. Now that the first footage of Age of Extinction has aired, Hasbro has launched the movie’s toy line.

The images below feature the new and improved Optimus Prime as both a semi-truck and a fully loaded robot. The toy comes equipped with a sword and shield, while it also looks like the Autobots’ leader might have an axe as well. With only four months until Age of Extinction storms theaters, it’s only going to be a matter of time before Hasbro releases other pieces of the product line.

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Optimus Prime Rides A Dinobot Into Battle In Transformers: Age Of Extinction Super Bowl Spot

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Well, as Super Bowl XLVIII churns on, we’ve finally gotten our first look at Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. And the verdict is…it looks pretty much like all the other Transfomers movies: loud, over-the-top mechanical carnage involving giant robots that all look alike. There is a bit with Optimus Prime riding a Dinobot, though, so that’s something. Also there are some humans doing stuff, but let’s face it, nobody goes to these movies for the human cast.

The one main thing the trailer has going for it — aside from Mark Wahlberg making the same perplexed faces he perfected in The Happening — is the end, featuring Optimus Prime riding Grimlock the Dinobot into battle. The only thing that keeps it from being a perfect microcosm of all things Bay is that nothing is exploding in the shot.

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Potential Transformers: Age Of Extinction Plot Details Revealed

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POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION BELOW

This Sunday, we’re going to get our first glimpse of Transformers: Age of Extinction via a 30-second commercial during Super Bowl XLVIII. While the new ad will surely feature Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and human star Mark Wahlberg, I hope that we also get a first look at The Dinobots. Plot details surrounding the film have been somewhat vague, but a new description of the film’s story has emerged on the Internet to clear things up a bit.

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Things To Come: Our Most Anticipated 2014 Sci-Fi Movies

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RoboCopRoboCop (February 12)
Like it or not, the RoboCop remake is actually happening. Originally slated to hit theaters last August, director Jose Padilha’s (Elite Squad) update has been postponed and pushed back multiple times, finally landing in the notorious cinematic dead zone that is early February. While that doesn’t bode well, the studio claims the delays had nothing to do with the quality of the film, but that they needed the extra time for some final tweaks. Reactions to clips and trailers have been mixed at best. On the other hand, early responses from those few people who have actually seen the movie have been far more positive than most of us expected.

Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 RoboCop is an ultra-violent, neo-noir classic. Though the remake tells the same basic story — in the future, Detroit is infested with crime, and when a cop named Alex Murphy is almost killed in the line of duty, an evil corporation brings him back as a cybernetic crime-fighting machine — Padhilha and company, including star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), are at least trying to do something different.

An audience-friendly PG-13 rating means the violence won’t reach anywhere near the same highs as the original, but they’ve changed the central character as well. In the original, RoboCop only had a vague idea of his life before, shown mostly in dreams and flashbacks. This time around, however, the hero is much more human and self-aware. He knows who he was, as well as who he is. If this new movie is going to distinguish itself and stand on its own merits, this is where it has to happen. – Brent

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