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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is a hybrid in more ways than one
'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is a hybrid in more ways than one

Big-budget summer movies these days tend to fall into two categories. There's the slate-wiping reboot that seeks to delete all that came before ("Godzilla" and its ilk), and the keep-the-mojo-going sequel that hopes to build (and build and build) on existing stories ("X-Men: Days of Future Past" and its brethren). This Friday, though, Paramount Pictures will try something unusual: It's releasing a movie that does a little bit of both. The Hydra-headed creature comes, fittingly, in the form of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the latest movie about those hulking masses of metal that are themselves two-in-one deals.  Paramount in a way is trying...

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