The “Transformers: Age of Extinction” cast at the Shanghai premiere

Kevin Lee/Getty Images (L to R) Director Michael Bay,  Li Bingbing, Nicola Peltzat, Mark Wahlberg, and Jack Reynor poses for a picture. at the Shanghai premiere of "Transformers."
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(L to R) Director Michael Bay, Li Bingbing, Nicola Peltzat, Mark Wahlberg, and Jack Reynor poses for a picture. at the Shanghai premiere of “Transformers.”

My excitement level for “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is about a 3, but I have to admire Michael Bay for hammering this franchise out and being the rare director to stay behind the camera for the fourth consecutive installment of the series he started back in 2007.

Bay joined stars Mark Wahlberg, Li Bingbing, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor in Shanghai for the world premiere of the film. Check out the photo gallery after the jump.

Will Bay have another mega-hit on his hands? Probably

Will Wahlberg make everyone forget all about Shia LeBeouf? Easily

Will Bay struggle without a sexpot leading lady to ogle like Megan Fox or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? Most definitely