‘Transformers 4′ Preview: Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager

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Apologies in advanced: This is one of those preview featurettes for Transformers: Age of Extinction that is painfully short on robots, dinosaur robots and robots riding dinosaur robots, and is instead more focused on… the human element. “Best aspect of Michael Bay’s Transformers films…” said no fan ever.

We at least have the hope and potential that comes with novelty; in this new start to a new trilogy, we get new human protagonists in the form of wannabe inventor Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), his daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz) – and to lesser extent, her boyfriend Shane (Jack Reynor). Today’s Transformers 4 preview featurette focuses on Wahlberg… basically telling you everything we already said: he’s a wannabe inventor; discovers a rusted Optimus Prime; and tries to protect his daughter when that grand discovery makes them target. And his name sounds like a jab at Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Boom.

Transformers 4 Mark Wahlberg Interview Transformers 4 Preview: Mark Wahlbergs Cade Yeager

This featurette doesn’t even divulge what previous trailers and clips have shown, such as Cade trading wits with the powerful Harold Attinger (Kelsey Grammer) – or trading blows with the violent agent Savoy (Titus Welliver). “You should’ve never come after mah family,” is destined to make the reel of Mark Wahlberg supercut quotables. Just you watch.

Even those who are (unapologetic) fans of Bay’s Transformers films don’t particularly love the human element. However, Wahlberg kicking butt alongside Optimus Prime we can all probably believe more than the semi-heroic exploits (and fumbles) of Sam “Bumblebeeeee!” Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). As for the daughter? Well, we doubt anyone is too pleased with having “Daaaaaaaad!” and “Beeeeeeeee!” replacing the Witwicky panic chorus, but it is what it is… (“A Michael Bay film.”)

Transformers: Age of Extinction will be in theaters on June 27, 2014.

Source: Paramount

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  1. What a negative (albeit true) article. Are we not michael bay fans Kofi?

    • I’m just unsatisfied with the notion of a Transformers 4 Advertisement that doesn’t have robots riding dinosaurs.

  2. My personal dream is the release of a transformers movie without any human element. How about making a movie about cybertron and the origins of the transformers, how the civil war started, how the relationship between optimus and megatron evolved, how did orion pax became optimus. I could go on and on

    • That’s b/c it’s a Michael Bay film. He doesn’t deal with storylines. Just cares about special effects and things that go boom. Try to draw the attention away that his movies have no story.

      • Don’t forget being a total creep and exploiting young women for T & A!

  3. i am honestly one of the few TF fans that would indeed say that the Human aspect is one of the “Best aspect of Michael Bay’s Transformers films”

  4. Cool, although the negativeness continues.

    Anyways, what about those TV spots that have been releasing? Or the cast interviews? Those would make for interesting articles.

  5. “Cade Yeager”?! Really?! (sigh)

  6. Terrible article. Satire is becoming more popular i see. I don’t like it

  7. Why all the hate on the human element these movies I don’t see the problem seriously

  8. “said no fan ever.”


    Jurgen: it’s a blog, not a strict news site.

    Michael Bay must fill some people’s need for wanton, meaningless, large-scale destruction.

  9. Is cade yeager going to be chuck yeager’s grandson, haha. honestly iam tired of
    this franchise but my son has asked me to take him so this is one of his picks since
    we passed on seeing amazing spiderman 2 and xmen 5 to see godzilla and edge of
    tommorrow. Its says alot about michael bay’s lack of creativity when they are on
    their fourth film and still stuck on earth and instead of bringing in spike and his son
    into the fold we get the crap cade yeager who sells castrol oil and a duplicate blond
    chic from dark of the moon.

    • You know, “chic” is a word, but it’s not a synonym for “chick”.

  10. I’m just glad the military isn’t involved in this one.

  11. Transformers is one of those films everyone else liked, but the franchise just does not excite me. Sorry.