Community: “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” aka #Trans4mers

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Full disclosure: I have not seen Transformers: Age of Extinction. I have not seen any of the previous three Transformers movies. I really enjoyed reading the multitudes of reactions around the twitterverse, and still do not plan on seeing Bay’s latest in theaters. (For an Awards Circuit review, check out our very own by Clayton Davis here, which opens with the oh-so-intriguing line “How dare you Michael Bay?”) Along with stating 140 character-long yay or nay opinions, critics and public alike meditated on issues such as length, robot acting and Shia. Oh Shia… Here’s a “curated” survey of tweets for your perusing, whether you’re heading to tonight’s IMAX screening or opting for Snowpiercer but want a trolly laugh beforehand.

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THE PEOPLE WHO LOVED IT…

THE GENTLEMAN CRITICS WHO HATED IT…

THE COLLEGE-AGE GALS IN IT FOR THE CARS…

ON ROBOTS AND ROBOTIC ACTING…

COMPARISONS TO RICHARD LINKLATER’S BOYHOOD (in theaters July 11)…

THOSE WHO ARE ABSTAINING…

AND SHIA, OH SHIA…

BONUS ROUND: #TRANS4MERS DRINKING GAMES!

Extra Bonus: Some Recommended Outside Reading!

Mike Ryan’s interview with Transformers producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura

Eric Kohn reminding you that there are other (much better) films out this weekend

Archie & Friends: Robot Rampage!