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Explaining the 4 Factions in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' in One Graphic

Mark Wahlberg finds himself stuck in the middle of the biggest Transformer fight yet in Michael Bay's latest movie.

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The summer movie season is here, bringing with it the fourth installment in Michael Bay's Transformers series. As part of our extended look at the summer movie season (check out our full guide to the 33 biggest movies here), we've put together five info-graphics for five of the most anticipated movies of the next few months. Here are the previous installments:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2


X-Men: Days of Future Past

Guardians of the Galaxy

Today's graphic looks at Transformers: Age of Extinction, and the way the movie's been broken up into four factions. After three movies, it was first rumored Michael Bay would reboot his own franchise to tell a different kind of story, especially with both Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox gone. Instead he made a fourth movie with Mark Wahlberg that picks up about four years after the third movie. The U.S. government has cut its ties with Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots, and has focused instead on retro-engineering its own giant transforming robots by with a newly designed artificial intelligence. Sounds like a great plan, until the man-made Transformers turn against their makers and join the Decepticons.

Wahlberg plays a mechanic who happens upon a broken down Optimus Prime, and soon finds himself caught in the middle of a Transformers fight that once again threatens to destroy Earth. But this time the Autobots have a secret weapon — the ancient and unpredictable Dinobots, led by fan favorite Transformer Grimlock. This might help keep track of all those moving parts.

Explaining the 4 Factions in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' in One Graphic
Rafael Hidalgo/Zimbio | Paramount Pictures

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