Transformers: Age of Extinction – Movie Review

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Optimus Prime Fans,

The Transformer series is one of my favorites. Here’s a Transformers movie review for you. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Transformers are attacking the earth during the dinosaur era. The great reptiles are being changed into metal machines.

The Arctic- Darcy and her excavating operation from KSI (Kinetic Solutions) of Chicago, Ill. U.S.A. unearthed several frozen metal dinosaurs. “I think history is about to change,” Darcy proclaims to her crew in the frozen ice world. Mr. Joyce, owner of KSI, sent her on this mission to investigate the reports of metal dinosaur discoveries and report back to him in his Chicago Headquarters.

Transformers Age of Extinction

Chicago – Cade Yeager, owner of Yeager Research and Development is standing next to his old truck. Lucas Flannery drives up speedily in his economy beater and jumps out; he was at South Padre Beach. “I came as soon as I could, Boss. The serf was flat anyway. Do you have a paying job for me this time, boss? An actual paying job?” Lucas asks with concern and skepticism.

Cade responds, “Do you have any cash?”

“Well, yes I do,” Lucas replies with question.

“There you go,” Cade finishes.

Mexico City – Since 1928 an old theatre has been in the family- Grandaddy ran it all his life. Lucas discovers an old tractor truck inside the rundown auditorium. There are several fired mortar shells hulls in the cab. Cade borrowed $150.00 from Lucas to purchase the old tractor truck in the theatre. They towed it back to Chicago.

Yeager Robotics in Chicago – repairs small home robots. Cade and Tessa Yeager, his seventeen year old daughter, build robotics in their large garage. Cade’s wife Emily is deceased.

The battle of Chicago is on Headline News. Congress ended all operations between the military and the Autobots, ending the alliance. Attinger, “As this committee knows, the invasion of Chicago was a defining day for our nation five years ago. The day millions of people realized that never again can we allow aliens to fight our battles for us. A handful of Autobots were given sanctuary after joint combat operations were abolished. Fewer than a dozen Decepticons are still on the run. Thanks to our CIA unit. “Cemetery Wind.” The age of the Transformer is over.”

A Transformer rises out of the swamp.

Medical Officer Ratchet

Medical Officer Ratchet being fired upon

The military finds Medical Officer Ratchet and open fires. He’s a transformer. He was hiding on an abandoned cruise ship. He says he’s a friend; an Autobot. “Optimus sent this distress message: Calling all Autobots. We are under targeted attack. Cease all contact with humans. We’re all hiding. All Autobots are being hunted. We’re all in danger.”

“Where is Optimus Prime?” the military officer asks.

Meanwhile at CIA Headquarters: The President would like specifics about how the CIA is hunting the enemy Decepticons and how many are left.

Mr. Attinger has been in the CIA for 25 years. “Black Ops. No Specifics.” The war will be over soon.”

Cade has discovered his old truck is an old Autobot. It transforms into Optimus Prime. Cade begins making repairs on the damaged Autobot.

CIA – Paris Texas, Cade Yeager was spotted towing the old tractor truck away from Mexico City. Attinger, “Scramble Cemetery Wind.” His team is on the move.

Optimus Prime Injured

Optimus Prime is Injured

Cade is making repairs to Optimus. His spark was almost damaged; his life force and memories was almost hit. “It’s like our soul,” Cade says.

“Dad!” Tessa yells as Attinger’s group drives onto their property; accompanied by a chopper. Tess fearfully watches from the front porch of their dilapidated old farm house. The group swarms the unsuspecting Yeager home. Optimus hides.

“Mr. Yeager, my name’s James Savoy. I’m a Federal Agent. My men and I are trying to track down an abandoned truck.”

When no one cooperates, Savoy threatens to kill Tess. Optimus Prime comes to their rescue. Tessa’s twenty year old boyfriend, Shane, drives up speedily in his fast car. They escape in his car. But the battle continues. Out of guilt, Lucas admits he turned Cade in for money. There’s a reward for turning in Autobots to the gov’t.

Lucas is killed in the battle. Cade, Tess, and Shane escape when Optimus transforms back into the old tractor truck and drives them back to the desert. Finally the Autobots know Optimus is alive. “There is Hope! Mr. Leader of the Free Galaxy is Back!” There are only five Autobots left.

“Autobots, Lockdown is hunting us,” Optimus reports. “And humans are helping. We need to know why.” They are on the move back to Chicago.

Mr. Joyce and Darcy

Mr. Joyce and Darcy at KSI

Chicago – KSI ( Kinetic Solutions ) Headquarters Top Secret Military Wing. Mr. Joyce is the owner. Darcy has returned from the Arctic Expedition and is reporting to her boss, Joyce. “The metal machines caused the dinosaurs to become extinct 65 million years ago. KSI has discovered the metal that the alien machines are made of.

Wembley is a scientist for KSI. “Transformium. That’s what we’re calling it. Programmable matter.” Mr. Joyce has mapped it’s genome. It can be instructed. We can change anything into anything.

KSI’s Military prototype is Galvatron, the fifth iteration, modeled after Optimus Prime. “He looks like Megatron. Algorithms! Math! Why can’t we make what we want to make?” Joyce screams.

Cade, Tessa, and Shane drive past the front gates and into KSI Headquarters; in Autobot cars.

Attinger retired from the CIA, received a seven-figure piece of Joyce’s (KSI) and they revolutionize national defense together. He must deliver the Seed; that’s the deal.

Cade Yeager is captured. Attinger asks him, “Where’s Optimus Prime?” Upon hearing this, the Autobots quickly invade KSI. Optimus orders, “Distroy the lab! Distroy it all!”

Galvatron Attacking Innocent person

Galvatron Attacking Innocent person

The order is given. “Transform Galvatron! Stinger on Line!” In minutes. Galvatron and Stinger are on the move. “Engage! Transform!” 200 meters.

Galvatron Kills innocent people as the battle rages; at Mr. Joyce’s dismay. “Pull Galvatron back!” Attinger orders.

Tessa and Optimus are captured in a net and pulled into a space ship hovering above. Onboard the alien machine ship, Tess escapes. She looks for Optimus.

Optimus is in the Knights’ Temenos as a captive of Lockdown. Lockdown’s deal with Attinger; “One Optimus Prime for one Seed. Handle it with care. I trust your species is ready!”

Lockdown, “Engage dark – matter drives. Full Power.”

They have 10 minutes to find Tess and get off Lockdown’s ship before it leaves Earth; spaceship powering up.

Cade and Shane find weapons and discover how to use them. Tessa is fighting off robots that are trying to capture her; one robot has a three foot long, slimy tongue. Soon all three escape the ship on cables high in the air to a building. Robot dogs peruse them on the cables. Bumble Bee rescues them.

Lockdown on his Spaceship

Lockdown on his Spaceship

Optimus Prime left Lockdown’s ship in an escape pod as it took off from Earth.

Mr. Joshua Joyce wants the Holy Grail, the Seed, delivered to his Guangzhou, China facility. He considers Galvatron a failure. The robot was out of control. Megatron’s mind is in Galvatron. Megatron reincarnated!

Now the Autobots, Cade, and team go after the Seed.

Beijing China – Mr. Joyce wants to detonate the Seed in the Mongolian desert, next month. The purpose is to create Transformium; enough for 100 years.

Lockdown discovers that Optimus Prime escaped. He rockets back to Earth.

Five million shares of KSI stock – Attinger receives for delivering the Seed to Mr. Joyce; Joyce suddenly has second thoughts. Galvatron becomes active all by himself. He begins making more transformer robots and takes control of KSI China facility. Galvatron, “Go find my Seed. Detonate the Seed in the largest city.”

Joyce tries to get away before the Seed explodes. The battle rages in Guangzhou China. Soon Lockdown arrives on the scene.

Optimus Prime and the Metal Dinosaur

Optimus Prime and the Metal Dinosaur

Prime realizes they need reinforcements. “Recognize one of your Knights. Optimus speeks a foreign language.” The Knight Rises! The Giant Metal Dinosaur awoke . Optimus battled with it for it’s obedience. “You defend my family or die.” Soon many great metal dinosaurs join in the great battle.

The battle is soon won by the Autobots, with the help of the metal dinosaurs. Optimus orders, “Take the Seed safely to the hills.”

Lockdown arrives at earth. He turns on a giant magnet and draws metal into his ship. He’s trying to suck Optimus in. Then dropping the metal.

Optimus Prime

“I Am Optimus Prime”

Beijing China – Optimus Prime and Lockdown meet and the battle begins. Mr. Joyce tries to get the Seed out of the city. Cade tries to help Optimus but Attinger gets in his way; tries to kill him. Prime sees the altercation and blows Attinger away.

After being sent away by Cade, Tessa and Shane return to help. Everyone fights Lockdown together. Tessa and Shane pull a sword out of Prime’s chest. Using the sword, Optimus cuts Lockdown in half; killing him. Lockdown pukes as he dies. “Honor to the end,” Optimus Prime.

“We shall meet again Prime for I am reborn,” a dark Decepticon said then flew into space.

“I am Optimus Prime and this message is to my creators; Leave planet Earth alone. ‘Cause I’m coming for you.” He flies into space.

The End

Hope you enjoyed my review.

My rating: 5 stars

May good fortune guide your path.

J.A. Ireland

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The Rise of The Melá-Jutis

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Dear  fantasy fiction fans,

I am pleased to introduce the fifth book in my Maxx Zeqster Creepy Cases series, The Rise of The Melá-Jutis.

The Rise of The Melá-Jutis on Kindle

The Rise of The Melá-Jutis on Kindle

In this scifi thriller, we follow the story as Sesla, Detective Maxx Zeqster, and Detective Art Nekuma as they create The Melá-Jutis.

We also follow Maxx and Art as they work on their most dangerous case so far.

We learn more about Maxx’s new powers as they solve a unique crime involving collectible guns and knives. This book has some creepy scenes with spiders and scorpions. Art gets to know Mustler and the Gang of Five, along with the Joqzonions, a little too well in this book. Art’s crises will have you in tears.

The Rise of The Melá-Jutis is available on Kindle.

My entire Maxx Zeqster Creepy Cases series is available on kindle as well. Thank you for reading them.

And thank you for tuning in to my blog and reading about the characters in my series as well as my book and movie reviews.

“May good fortune guide your path”

J.A. Ireland

SHREK – Movie Review

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Dear Fantasy and Fairy Tale fans,

I watched a very funny movie that I thought was wonderful. Shrek and Donkey made me laugh.

Shrek – the Ogre

The movie begins with, “Once upon a time there was a Lovely Princess. But she had an enchantment upon her of a fearful sort. Which could only be broken by love’s first kiss. She was locked away in a castle, guarded by a terrible fire-breathing dragon. Many brave knights had attempted to free her from this dreadful prison. But none prevailed. She waited in the Dragon’s keep. In the highest room of the tallest tower, for her true love and true love’s first kiss.”

Shrek, the ogre, is cleaning in the swamp where he lives.  The towns people are coming after him. Lord Farquaad has ordered all Fairy Tale Characters to be arrested.

The talking donkey is almost arrested. He meets Shrek. Shrek allows him to stay in the swamp for one night. Donkey says, “In the mornin’ I’m makin’ waffles.”

Donkey

Lord Farquaad evicted the fairy tale creatures from their homes. They are all hiding in Shrek’s swamp.

Shrek and Donkey travel to Farquaad’s kingdom. He wants the evictions lifted so the characters can go back to their homes.

The Magic Mirror tells Farquaad he needs to marry Fiona if he is to be King of DuLac. She is a prisoner of the dragon. He is having a tournament to choose a winner to rescue Fiona from the dragon.

Lord Farquaad and the Magic Mirror

Shrek and Donkey arrive at DuLoc and enter the contest. In an easy victory, they defeat all of the solders—pro wrestling style. Farquaad sends Shrek to kill the dragon and rescue Fiona.

He and donkey agree to get his swamp back. They leave for the dragon’s castle.

Upon arrival at the castle, they cross a robe bridge. It suspends over a moat of fiery lava.

Donkey finds the dragon. Shrek grabs its tail. The dragon flings him through Fiona’s roof. He lands in her room.

As the dragon is about to eat donkey, Donkey starts complimenting the dragon. She falls in love with him.

Shrek rescues donkey and Fiona. They escape. As they travel back to DuLoc, Fiona insists on hiding each night.

Later at DuLoc, Farquaad and Fiona are being married. Shrek and Donkey ride the dragon to the wedding. During the wedding, at sunset, Fiona turns into an ogre.

Fiona

Fiona says, “When I was a little girl, a witch casts a spell on me. Every night, I turn into an ogre.”  “By night one way, by day another. This shall be the norm until you find true Love’s first kiss. and then take Love’s true form.”

Farquaad orders her locked in the tower forever. Donkey and dragon enter the room. The dragon eats Farquaad.

Shrek kisses Fiona. The spell is broken. Fiona changes into an ogre permanently. They marry in the swamp and leave for their honeymoon.

The movie ends.

This is a wonderfully funny movie. It was a pleasure to watch. I love Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona. Lord Farquaad is a laugh.  To bad he was eaten by the dragon.

Until we talk again.

“May good fortune guide your path”

J.A. Ireland

Blue Bloods – Keys To The Repository – Book Review

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Dear Vampire Horror Fans,

I have a vampire horror book review from a different and thrilling perspective. Author Melissa De La Cruz’s, Blue Bloods- Keys to the Repository, begins with The Fall and Rise of the Blue Bloods.

The chilling story begins at the beginning of time. Lucifer, the Prince of Heaven has become so enthralled  with his own beauty and power that he  came to believe his light was as great as the Almighty. That the thrown of glory should be his and his alone.

Keys To the Repository

Blue Bloods – Keys To the Repository

He began the War to End All Wars.

As victory neared for the band of rebels, the twin Angles of the Apocalypse – Abbadon and Azrael – his most loyal lieutenants, betrayed their leader.

Upon defeat, the rogue angles were banished from Heaven. They were condemned and cursed immortals, forced to feed on the blood of humans as vampyres – soulless creatures, immortal with blue blood in their veins.

They were not without hope. Gabrielle, the Virtuous, descended with them.  Her mate, Michael, Pure of Heart, the mightiest of them all, joined her. He could not bear to spend eternity without his mate, Gabrielle.

Gabrielle and Michael were the Uncorrupted – vampires by choice, instead of sin. Together, they established the vampire code – a foundation of rules that would govern their community through the centuries. This code would help to forge a way back to their glorious home in Paradise.

Lucifer and his minions remained contemptuous of their fall from Paradise. They rebelled against God and the vampire code. They fed on other vampires.  Their blood turned Silver. They became the Croatan – the Silver Bloods.

For a time they were controlled by the Uncorrupted. During these centuries, they served as the Blue Bloods slaves.

One day, the slaves rose up against their masters in a merciless slaughter.

Michael declared war against Lucifer and his followers.

The war culminated in a final battle in ancient Rome. Cassius( Michael) unmasked the emperor Caligula, who was Lucifer – casting him into hell.

Centuries later, a group of Blue Bloods, due to religious persecution, sailed to America and formed the colony, Roanoke.  Lucifer’s loyalists followed them. The settlement of Roanoke was destroyed.

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Four Hundred years later; In New York City:

The attacks on the vampires began again. Blue Bloods were being attacked during their adolescences.

Michael, the vampire leader was reincarnated into Charles Force. The Silver Bloods attacked the Repository of History.

The war between the Blue Bloods and the Silver Bloods raged again.

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The story switches to Schuyler  Van Alen. She lives in New York City.

One day, she found a copy of, The Plague, by Albert Camus, slipped under her door.

The next morning Pride and Prejudice was slipped under her door.

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Who is Schuyler Van Alen?

Who is the mystery person who is giving her books under her door? What does the person what?

Discover more about the raging vampire battles. See how Schuyler fits into the fantastic plot.

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There are many interesting twists in this exciting, unique vampire story. The  ending of this thrilling  book has turns that I was not expecting.

Blue Bloods – Keys to the Repository, is a chilling vampire page turner book  with very strong personalities. It was very enjoyable to read.

I hope you have enjoyed my review of  Blue Bloods – Keys To The Repository, by author, Melissa De La Cruz.

Until we talk again,

“May good fortune guide your path”

J. A. Ireland

The Breathing Ghosts – Book Review

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Dear Vampire Horror Readers,

This week I’ve had the pleasure to review another new author’s book. I’ve enjoyed reading, The Breathing Ghosts, by author, Eleanor Keane.

This adult, vampire novel begins with a gripping prologue that takes place in Hartnell Village, Massachusetts, New England in 1692.

The seven year old, bright red haired, young girl, named Angelica, is being incarcerated, and tortured by the Puritan, Joshua Hartnell.  She has been beaten and is bloody due to being detained brutally while awaiting the same fate that her mother and sister suffered – being drowned in the dunking chair and buried in a shallow grave.

As she sits in the chair, awaiting her murder, she hallucinates and thinks a young girl, with a brilliant blue, large sapphire, wearing a Puritan dress, is talking to her and bits her on the neck. The battered and bloody Angelica asks, “Are you the devil?”

As she hallucinates, she recalls digging up her mother and sister in their shallow graves only days ago and reburying them under an apple tree in their family garden. She watered the earth with her flood of tears as she performed the gruesome task of love.

Soon, she is forced to the dunking stool. She undergoes testing for the crime of witchcraft just like her mom and sister, while the villagers watched and clung to their bibles and crucifixes.

As Angelica is strapped in the drowning chair, her two puncture wounds in her neck from the little girl in the detritus are visible. “You are to endure the punishment of floating for the crime of witchcraft,” said the Puritan butcher, Joshua Hartnell.

As Angelica was falsely tested for witchcraft, like her mother and sister, she vowed as she was being wrongly drowned, “I will have my vengeance on you and your kindred!”

After suffering the barbaric, lethal test, like her mother and sister, the butcher removed the deceased Angelica from her drowning chair. The little girl appeared.  She magically put a gold coin in the butcher’s throat which choked him. He died that moment.

The girl sat on the ground next to the drowned, Angelica.

She waited – and waited.

The Breathing Ghosts on Kindle by Author Eleanor Keane

The Breathing Ghosts on Kindle, by author, Eleanor Keane

Suddenly, Angelica began to cough as she came to live.

The little girl is a magic vampire. She bit Angelica back in the detritus and turned Angelica into a vampire.

The story switches to London: Early September in a graveyard.

The novel’s protagonists, Rowan Oakwood is talking to her parents graves. Thomas William Oakwood and May Rose Oakwood both died together on August 30, 1994, when Rowan was an infant. Rowan is the only vampire hunter in existence.

The magical powers of a vampire hunter have been passed down through the Oakwood men to her. She has the magical mark on her forehead. It is a rough circle of dark gold. When she touches it, instantly she has great lethal powers against vampires.

Due to her parents sudden deaths when she was one year old, she lacks the training from them on how to use the power. This makes her vampire hunting even more dangerous.

As she talks to her parent’s graves, she informs them, “Mum-Dad, I’m gay.”

She was raised by her uncle, Gabriel Bruce, the Scotch loving, bookstore owner.  Bruce Books, is sandwiched in between the post office and a Mexican restaurant. Bruce Books specializes in Gothic Literature, especially Vampyre Literature.

In her uncles store, she finds a book, Ye Olde Booke of Vampyres. In it she learns how vampyres are made and about the vampyre brothers, Virgil and Edgar Valvayne of London.

The vampire adventures begin as she meets these vampire brothers as well as their sister, Violet. She also meets a werewolf named Thora, who likes Led Zeppelin. This novel also has many other interesting characters.

Since I am a fan of vampire and werewolf horror, I have numerous favorite scenes in this novel. One large scene is at Valvayne Manor. I thought Percival, the Valvayne Manor butler was an interesting character. The manor reminded me of Collinwood in Dark Shadows except for the addition of a 1920’s figurines jazz band in the main foyer. The description was so explicit, I can picture Valvayne Manor in my mind.

I also liked the ending. There were several twists that were completely unexpected. One scene at the end of the book left me with my chin on the floor, asking, “Why!”

The Breathing Ghosts, by author, Eleanor Keane is a cleaver, well written vampire horror, adult novel. If you are a fan of vampire horror, like me, you will no doubt like this book.

In this vampire novel readers opinion, The Breathing Ghosts by author, Eleanor Keane belongs on the same book shelve as the works of Anne Rice and Stephenie Meyer.

It has been a pleasure to read her novel and write a review of it.

Until we talk again.

“May good fortune guide your path”

J. A. Ireland

The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle

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Dear SciFi Horror Readers,

The Vampire Diaries - The Struggle

The Vampire Diaries – The Struggle

I have a vampire book review for you. The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle, by writer L. J. Smith, is an easy read about a group of teenage vampire friends in high school.

The book begins with a verbal fight in a cemetery between the mortal, Elena and Damon, the very powerful vampire. During the strong conversation on November first; Damon informs Elena that he killed his vampire brother, Stefan the previous night.

We learn later in the book that a teacher, Mr. Tanner was also murdered recently. His body was found without any blood.

Throughout the book, Elena enjoys writing in her diary. We learn about her feelings for Stefan in her writings.

My favorite scenes in this book were the creepy scenes at the cemeteries and the old Francher place. I also like  the very powerful vampire, Damon.

The ending was both thrilling and typical for a vampire book.

If you like scifi horror, like me, The Vampire Diaries is  a fun series. They only take a couple of hours each to read and enjoy.

I hope you have enjoyed my review of The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle.  This is one of my favorite vampire series’.

Until we chat again.

May good fortune guide your path.

J. A. Ireland