We will never watch anything with nearly three hour bloat again, so enjoy the special snowflake that is us discussing the most recent installment of Bayhem, Transformers: Age of Extinction. Meanwhile, Elliott explains how to find a Transformer’s clitoris, Stuart keeps on Castle Freakin’ on, and sleepy Dan (sort of) returns.
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The craziest part of the statutory rape plotline is that the age of consent in Texas is 17. That means she’s legal. So there was literally no reason to mention any of this in the movie. Someone went to the effort to research the close in age exemption (which is accurate) but didn’t bother to check if it was even relevant. I don’t know if it’s a Hollywood thing where they just project the California age of consent as if it applies across the whole US, or what.
So, once again there are just too many characters in these Transformers movies. For whatever reason they just love to muddle things with a whole bunch of useless characters that then end up just standing around for most of the movie because even at near 3 hours, they can’t fit anything for them to do into the movie.
Just to add something: This movie copies the two least interesting things from the animated Transformers movie. Megatron being transformed into Galvatron (luckily no Rodimus Prime in this one) and the Autobots creators (The Quintessons).
Here’s the saving grace, though: after Megtron his transformed into Galvatron, he gets voiced by Frank Welker (who was left out of the first three movies because Michael Bay thought his voice was too cartoony)! If you close your eyes during the scenes that he’s talking, it’s like watching the old cartoons again. Or… the new cartoons (since Cullen and Welker do reprise their roles in the Transformers: Prime series).
I haven’t seen this, and i have no plans to see this ever in life, but I just can’t imagine that there is actually a platoon about the age of consent, and that he has the law laminated in his wallet. That just seems like if it’s a real thing which I guess it is, then maybe that should be in a whole separate movie to explore. It just seems so out of left field for a Transformers movie, like it hit really close to home to somebody, possibly one of the writers, and he had to include it to tell his own story. SO weird.
But yeah great episode. This was really prime, basic Flophouse at it’s best. Thanks for the email Dan.
Always try Academy Awards nominees to Flop House episodes.
Bradley Cooper was in “All About Steve,” “Valentine’s Day,” & “Limitless”
Robert Duvall was in “The Scarlet Letter”
Ethan Hawke was in “The Getaway” and “The Purge”
Michael Keaton was in “Robocop”
Julianne Moore was in “Next”
Rosamund Pike was in “Surrogates”
J.K. Simmons was in “Labor Day”
Emma Stone was in “Gangster Squad”
Jason Hall got a nomination in best adapted screenplay category for “American Sniper” and had only one other screenplay that was filmed and released which was “Paranoia.”
I am dreading the day Michael Bay pisses all over the Beast Generation. 🙁
Dude, that open source dildo thing is real. I kinda thought it was a joke, but it seems so out of character for Dan. SO quickly to Google I went, and found this: http://www.fastcompany.com/3040895/behold-mod-the-hackable-sex-toy
Sooooo … was this a sponsor due to Dan’s Pervazoid title?
Welcome to Maximum Fun! I mean, the MBMBaM guys have been doing ExtremeRestraints.com sponsor spots for a couple years, now, and one of their donor rewards last year was personal lubricant.
Elliott was pretty close with guessing that some of the Transformers coming from the comics. Drift, the samurai robot, came from the IDW comics (not Marvel, as he guessed). He’s a pretty recent addition. In fact, he shouldn’t feel bad about not recognizing them, since a) it’s hard enough to remember the G1 names, and b) a lot of the new additions in “Age of Extinction” were deliberately obscure. (Lockdown, the main villain, actually comes from the 2000’s Transformers: Animated line.)
Nice to know that I’m not the only one who falls asleep during the Transformers movies: I’ve tried the first 2 and never got past the first hour for either of them. I won’t even bother with this movie.
Any chance of an episode about Transmorphers or any other Mockbuster?
I was really disappointed to hear Elliott sully your “Transformers: Age of Extinction” review with his closed-minded, tile-faith agenda. When will people like him learn that the world has MANY suitable flooring options? Our diversity in home decorating is the one thing that separates us from the animals (and makes us truly unique). Elliot’s biased pro-tile propaganda only serves to alienate listeners (like myself) who enjoy carpeting- or even occasional wood paneling.
I would hope that in the future, Dan and Stuart do their very best to curtail such flagrant and offensive “tile-ist” outbursts from mister Kalan. The floors of The Flop House should be enriched with a multitude of diverse surfaces… or none at all.
So if the steering wheel is a clitoris, does that make him Post-Optimus Prime?