matt lynch’s review published on Letterboxd:
"I didn't make this movie for the critics. I didn't even make it for the fans. I just made it for Matt." -- Michael Bay
Easily the most baffling, incoherent, plastic, and gorgeous installment since REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, but sadly significantly less assaultive and toxic, tamer on that front even than AGE OF EXTINCTION. And yet Bay re-staging the opening of GLADIATOR and then later on pulling his own Omaha Beach with giant asshole robots is still a sight to behold; loaded with crazy wire pulls, car flips, and practical pyro…he's still the only guy doing this stuff properly. If you can make the choice to tune into this wavelength these movies aren't like anything else out there.