It was a year of fighting robots, brawling neighbors, battling tanks, and so much more. SPOILERS BELOW.
In three big charts.
It was a terrible summer at the U.S. box office, but does that mean the movies were also terrible?
From superhero blockbusters to raucous comedies to weepy tearjerkers to winsome indies to Bollywood spectacles, this is what was available at (many) movie theaters over the summer of 2014. So how many did you get to see?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bay's latest film as a producer, opened with $65 million, and a sequel is already underway. There is no use in trying; Bay is unbeatable.
Movies like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, and Transformers: Age of Extinction prove you don't need people. Well, not when you have talking primates, giant monsters, and robot aliens.
Tammy did OK, but Deliver Us From Evil and Earth to Echo did not generate any fireworks.
From Shailene Woodley and Angelina Jolie to Seth MacFarlane and Veronica Mars, here are the actors, filmmakers, and studios with reason to celebrate for the first half of the year — and others who may wish it was over already.
Transformers: Age of Extinction opened with an estimated $100 million — yet another major hit in the blockbuster franchise. But what would happen if Bay stopped directing them?
"It's like taking SpongeBob outta SpongeBob Squarepants."
The latest installment in Michael Bay’s mega-franchise is enough to make you question your own taste. So that’s what we did.
From Transformers: Age of Extinction to District 9, Hollywood has happily co-opted the language and imagery of historical propaganda.