Nicholas of Movies Hate You Too writes:
Michael Bay’s Transformers films have been successful despite being easy targets for ridicule. It often seems forgotten that this franchise is based on a cartoon series that was created by a toy company with hopes of creating a new franchise from several unrelated toy lines. Cohesive storytelling was rarely a high priority with the main emphasis being on the obvious… selling more toys. Unfortunately, the trend of storytelling taking a backseat to other considerations continues in Transformers: Age of Extinction.