Over the weekend Michael Bay's Transformers 4, officially titled, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" was released and it made a record breaking amount of money.
So Transformers made a gillion dollars. I hate you all.— Elias Toufexis (@EliasToufexis) June 30, 2014
Not only did it make nearly $100 million nationwide, which by the way is the most any movie has made in it's debut weekend in 2014, but it also made over $200 million worldwide.
Dear everyone who saw Transformers last weekend (and there were A LOT of you), you're doing it wrong.— Christian Spicer (@spicer) June 30, 2014
And yet everywhere we turned on twitter over the last few weeks and especially the last 72 hours, all anyone can talk about it is how terrible the movie is.
Somewhere out there a true fan is gently singing "Transformers... robots in disguise?" while looking up at the moon and weeping.— Maggie Mull (@IAmMaggieMull) June 28, 2014
A man just offered me $400 to see the new Transformers movie & I threw sewage at him.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 28, 2014
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction I give it 3 yawns and a MEH.— Ham on Wry (@HeyZeus666) June 29, 2014
I'd sort of hoped Transformers 4 would be about Michael Bay transforming into a competent storyteller. It wasn't.— David Stratton (@DavidStratton9) June 29, 2014
Transformers is just two hours of Mark Wahlberg trying to get a bag of Sun Chips out of a vending machine.— Aaron Blitzstein (@BlitznBeans) June 29, 2014
The new Transformers looks about as interesting to me as the last one, so not at all.— lee joel bermejo (@ljbermejo) June 30, 2014
Why do they bother making an actual new Transformers film each year? Couldn't they just change the name? Not as though you could tell— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) June 30, 2014
"We have nothing to fear but Transformers 5 itself." - Franklin D. Roosevelt— CHRIS LOCKEY (@ChrisLockey) June 30, 2014
If everybody hates Transformers SO much, why did it make over $100 million? And suddenly we realized something. Is the Transformers franchise the McDonald's of movies? We'll let Jim Gaffigan explain.
Of course, that would mean Avatar is Burger King and Adam Sandler movies are Jack in the Box, right?
So how many people out there tweeted how much they hated the movie and still found themselves in a movie theater watching it with a $7 coke and $14 bag of popcorn?
"People who watch Transformers this weekend are sheep." -You, as you watch Transformers this weekend.— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) June 29, 2014
We searched far and wide and found a few people who liked the movie and they weren't afraid to tweet about it.
Just saw transformers age of extinction and it was the best out of all of them. #transformers— Ethan Smith (@ethan24579) June 28, 2014
Ok transformers is by far the movie of the year so far.— jp crawford (@jp_crawford) June 30, 2014
If you want to save yourself almost 3 hours (Michael Bay doesn't know when to quit), here's a review that sums up the movie perfectly.
Transformers in a nutshell: fast cars, hot girl, a few funny lines, giant robots, BOOM BOOM BOOM, random robot dinosaur. The end— Aazief Khalid (@aaziefkhalid) June 30, 2014
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