During a very brief interview with Nerdist, actor Titus Welliver stated that Transformers: Age Of Extinction is not a kids movie:
How was it for the actor, best known for his roles on The Good Wife and Argo, stepping into the huge Transformers summer movie franchise?
“I’ve now won the hard earned respect of my children because I’m in a Transformers film, and I’ve always wanted to work with Michael Bay and certainly Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer.”
And what can fans look forward to in this installment?
“It’s a bit more of a darker vision of the Transformers world… It’s not a kids movie, I’ll tell you that much.”
I love the movies dark and getting darker because it's realistic. They should start putting out Rescue Bot movies for kids
I think Hasbro should come out and say the targeted audience of AoE is the same as the first three. Parents might read this and think it will not be the same as the others and decide not to take their kids.Even though the kids saw the first three. Since those kids did not see AoE, they might not be interested in the toys.
I honestly believe he believes what he's saying. Problem is, if he's right, then this shouldn't be aimed at kids at all. And yet, it is.
Let's be honest, these are silly movies in many ways, no way around that. But they have never been made for kids. I certainly wouldn't let most children watch these films, oh heck no.
As for it not being dark enough, or "Oh yeah, more humping jokes", well I get where you're coming from, but he may very well be right. We already know of a torture scene (shown right in the Super Bowl Commercial), DOTM had humans being vaporized and then you'd watch their skeletons collapse to the ground, or their skulls roll across the ground more than once.
^ That bothered some kids/families so much that they left. I don't blame them.
People mock the series, but they don't see what it's capable of, in terms of things like this. I think Mr. Welliver might be proven right come opening day. If it really isn't for kids (where it could be argued the original trilogy was), then it's going to be one downtrodden pic. I'm sure the good guys win, it's Transformers, but along the way we're all going to be like "Huh. This is so dark, I need a porch light to see shit."
If he's right, I'm not sure they should go that way.
In case you haven't noticed, neither were the first 3.
Much less the last 2.
Great because if there is anything transformers needs more of its dark, gritty real – life suffering and tragedy.
May we see Optimus and the auto bots contain he'll before it breaks loose just once? It has been a very long time since Transformers had real levity and good times. I have enjoyed bay verse and TFPrime but I have had about as much as I can tolerate of shoehorning deep and reflective messages into this series.
This is all meaningless. They have Call of Duty Legos, for crying out loud.
While I'm sure every precaution was taken with the lead actor's family, I can't help but have a mental image of Michael Bay on set describing explosions, collapsing buildings, and falling cars, and Mark Wahlberg gently pulling his kids away while smiling and nodding.
Irrelevant. The point he's making is about parents allowing it.
Probably because if you were a kid, and your dad was starring in a Transformers movie, wouldn't you want to be in it?
and yet somehow Mark Wahlberg was OK with his kids being in the movie itself?
Well believe it! That day has come!
People should read some original Fairy Tales and see just how twisted and dark the stories they told their kids back then actually were.
I can't believe the day has come where I would come across someone who hates Pixar as a whole.
I can't believe it.