Is ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Too Dark for Kids?

- 02-20-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s no big thing these days when you head down to watch a PG or PG-13 movie and see lots of things blowing up. Action and violence have become mainstays of modern cinema and, truth be told, it’s almost less common to witness a movie where there isn’t a bit of chaos and destruction. So you can pretty much expect that the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction is going to be just as explosive as the last three. However, one of the actors in said movie, Titus Welliver, is stepping up to voice his opinion that this PG-13 action-fest may not be quite as family friendly as people might otherwise assume.

Check out this excerpt from a recent interview with The Nerdist and see what you think:

How was it for the actor, best known for his roles on The Good Wife and Argo, stepping into the huge Transformers summer movie franchise?
“I’ve now won the hard earned respect of my children because I’m in a Transformers film, and I’ve always wanted to work with Michael Bay and certainly Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer.”
And what can fans look forward to in this installment?
“It’s a bit more of a darker vision of the Transformers world… It’s not a kids movie, I’ll tell you that much.”

Whether he’s voicing his own opinion on what constitutes a “kids movie” or is legitimately concerned about the content of Age of Extinction is unknown. I’m guessing it won’t be much worse than the others. Well, as far as violence goes. Whether the movie as a whole is going to be worse… that one’s up the air.

Check out Transformers: Age of Extinction when it hits theaters on June 27th. And bring the kids! Or don’t.

 

Thanks to The Nerdist for the interview.

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