It Took Two Videos To Cover Everything Wrong With Age Of Extinction

I avoided seeing Transformers: Age of Extinction in theaters or on Blu-ray specifically so my first taste of the film would be CinemaSins' "Everything Wrong With" take. I am not disappointed. » 10/19/14 5:00pm 10/19/14 5:00pm

7 Deadly Sins Of Talking About Pop Culture

We love to argue about pop culture, because geeking out about movies, books and television makes them even more fun. But sometimes these discussions can go to a terrible place. Here are seven mistakes to avoid when having a spirited debate about entertainment. » 8/27/14 10:00am 8/27/14 10:00am

If Michael Bay Directed Pixar's Up

Say what you want about Michael Bay, but you can't deny that the one-man blockbuster-movie-making machine has a unique style. It might not appeal to everyone. But hey: let's all just be glad the guy isn't making Pixar movies. That would be very...explosive, to say the least. » 8/18/14 10:40am 8/18/14 10:40am

Let's Talk About The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film is in theaters everywhere, already making at least $65 million. Here's a spoiler-friendly place where folks who've seen the movie and those who don't give a damn can talk about whether or not it deserved that many eyes. » 8/10/14 2:00pm 8/10/14 2:00pm

The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Fails In Every Possible Way

It's not enough to say that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is kind of a lousy movie. You want to be able to draw some kind of lesson from its crapness, or at least pick through the debris for some hint of what it could have been. To that end, here are all the ways that TMNT 2014 fails. » 8/08/14 9:00am 8/08/14 9:00am

A Brief History Of The Ninja Turtles

With the release of the Michael Bay-produced Ninja Turtles movie (which appears to be getting a critical stomping), now is as good a time as any to take a trip down memory lane to see where this all began. » 8/07/14 1:30pm 8/07/14 1:30pm

448 Minutes Of Transformers Movies Contain 19 Minutes Of Robot Combat

Watching a Michael Bay Transformers movie is a serious investment. When you add up the running time of the original trilogy, it clocks in just shy of 7.5 hours. That's practically a work day! Thank god they're all chock full of eye-melting robot-on-robot action. » 7/11/14 12:15pm 7/11/14 12:15pm

Michael Bay Movies, Or: Why Your Eyes Love What Your Brain Hates

We're big fans of Tony Zhou's cinematic analyses, but we're especially fond of his recent breakdown of Michael Bay's visual approach, which manages to acknowledge the director's knack for spectacle while identifying him as a slave to his own system – a gratuitous, over-evolved action style we love to hate. » 7/05/14 10:03am 7/05/14 10:03am

The Samurai Robot Isn't Racist, He's The Best Part Of Transformers 4

I'm the rare kind of person who unabashedly adores Michael Bay's much-maligned treatment of Transformers. Everybody else I know hates these movies, so much so that none of them have even bothered to see the new one. » 7/04/14 12:15pm 7/04/14 12:15pm

Transformers: Age Of Extinction: The Spoiler FAQ

Did you watch Michael Bay's newest cinematic aberration this weekend and come away confused? Our patented Spoiler FAQ has the answers to every question you have about the Transformers: Age Of Extinction! (Yes, including the one about statutory rape, since Michael Bay decided to bring it up.) » 7/01/14 10:00am 7/01/14 10:00am

In Transformers 4, Michael Bay Urges You To Smash The Patriarchy

The new Transformers movie expertly duplicates the experience of taking an endless road trip with your father, who refuses to see you as a separate person and who is also quietly falling apart. It's dull, horrifying and miserable. But after nine hours, you realize you're seeing the failure of patriarchy, in miniature. » 6/27/14 9:00am 6/27/14 9:00am

Leave Michael Bay Alone, Transformers Is Awesome

I love Transformers. I don't mean the toys, the cartoons, the comics, any of that stuff. I mean the new Transformers, the Michael Bay Transformers. » 6/27/14 11:00am 6/27/14 11:00am

First Look At Splinter From The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

Holy hell, the new Master Splinter is actually kind of terrifying. He looks like a real-life giant rat with a sword, from his pink little ears to his big, black eyes. Take a look. » 4/14/14 7:00am 4/14/14 7:00am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Creator Not a Fan of New Movie Makeover

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Turtle Power: The Winners!

Last week I asked you fine Photoshop people to take back the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Michael Bay. You've made this old and wizened anthropomorphic rat proud. » 4/05/14 7:00pm 4/05/14 7:00pm

Kotaku 'Shop Contest: Turtle Power!

Oh no, Photoshop Crusaders! Michael Bay has found his way into our toy boxes again, and he's gotten mutagenic ooze all over our beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now it's our turn to play with his vision. Tonight we dine on turtle 'shops! » 3/30/14 12:00pm 3/30/14 12:00pm

​Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Look Like This Now

It's been a big secret—with occasional leaks and glimpses—what Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo would look like in the Michael Bay-produced TMNT reboot. Now you can see it for yourself. They're... bigger. » 3/27/14 11:42am 3/27/14 11:42am

The Best Parts Of Every Transformers Movie, In 10 Minutes

You could sit through all three Transformers movies in preparation for the upcoming Age of Extinction...or, you can just cut to the chase and watch all the cool transformations. » 2/03/14 6:30pm 2/03/14 6:30pm

Oh Prime, What Has The New Transformers Movie Done To You?

Last night during its annual pre-New York Comic-Con party, Hasbro unveiled the first toy tie in for 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction. It's Leader Class Optimus Prime, and he makes me sad. » 10/10/13 4:30pm 10/10/13 4:30pm