A statue of Optimus Prime overlooks the Hong Kong skyline. Photo: AFP A statue of Optimus Prime overlooks the Hong Kong skyline. Photo: AFP
A statue of Optimus Prime overlooks the Hong Kong skyline. Photo: AFP
Jeremy Blum
Opinion

Opinion

From The Hip by Jeremy Blum

Transformers: Age of Extinction is a terrible film, but hilarious to watch as a Hongkonger

Product placements, a Hong Kong finale and pro-Beijing propaganda galore - the latest Transformers was most definitely made in China

A statue of Optimus Prime overlooks the Hong Kong skyline. Photo: AFP A statue of Optimus Prime overlooks the Hong Kong skyline. Photo: AFP
A statue of Optimus Prime overlooks the Hong Kong skyline. Photo: AFP
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Jeremy Blum

Jeremy Blum

Born in the United States but now living in Hong Kong, Jeremy Blum is a half-American, half-Taiwanese writer. Prior to joining SCMP, he studied journalism at the University of Hong Kong and lived in Taiwan for two years. He has previously written on a wide variety of topics, including communist video games, Asian American start-ups and the history of dumpling restaurants in Taiwan. You can follow him on Twitter @blummer102