It would seem with this installment of Transformers, many critics sought to create a backlash against the backlash, insisting that many criticisms against the films and franchise were too harsh, and that the films weren’t THAT bad. Some people even said they were good.
It would also seem, with the box office draw of Transformer: Age of Extinction, that the public doesn’t care about that. Because the fourth installment pulled in about $100 million this weekend (exact figures should come out tomorrow), which is just a few million less than the previous iteration, Dark of the Moon.
Of course, that can’t totally be chalked up to the public’s indifference to whether or not the films are any good. They could have just like this one slightly less because a) they might be a little tired of Transformers movies, and b) they might have a Shia Labeouf-sized hole in their heart that needs filling, and Mark Wahlberg, the new star of the franchise, is no Shia LaBeouf.
But honestly, I’m thinking people just might be a little more tired of Transformers than they were last time around.