'Transformers 4' Plot Details Revealed; Sounds a Lot Like All the Other Transformer Movies

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'Transformers 4' - the sorta sequel/reboot to the mega-franchise - is gearing up to shoot in Michigan this spring with Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor filling in for Shia LaBeouf. We haven't heard much about the film's plot (aside from the aforementioned "it's a sequel but it's also totally a reboot" notes from director Michael Bay) but today we have the 'Transformers 4' plot synopsis...and it sounds like pretty much all the other 'Transformers' movies.

Revealed via an announcement in a Detroit newspaper announcing the upcoming production in Michigan, the 'Transformers 4' plot hints at what we'll see in the upcoming sequel-boot:

In 'Transformers 4' Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.

UPDATE: Paramount Pictures claims that the above synopsis is "incorrect" and the Michigan Film Office has removed the text from their site. So take any of these potential plot points with a grain of salt.

Now an "epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues" could be used to describe all the other 'Transformers' movie and really, most action movies Hollywood churns out on a yearly basis. That doesn't mean that 'Transformers 4' won't be a good movie.

We also know that Mark Wahlberg will play the father of the film's female character who is dating Reynor's character, a race car driver (did you think we'd get a Michael Bay movie without some kind of race car action?). As for the "ancient, powerful Transformer menace," the rumors have been that Unicron - the main villain of the 'Transformers' animated movie - would be featured in this film.

So...what do you think? Are you excited for 'Transformers 4' despite the lack of quality of the last two 'Transformers' films (we maintain that the original was actually a lot of fun)?

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