Transformers: The Last Knight Review

Like all the movies in this franchise, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT is light on plot and character development, and big on CGI and toss-away lines.

Scripted by a trio of writers, The Last Knight is an absolute endurance test across its 149-minute running time. She tells them that "He" is Unicron, a major villain in the Transformers franchise.

The trip to the past is brief, and we quickly come back to the present for the usual Transformers action. The one conjured here involves Arthur, Lancelot, Merlin and the Dark Ages, which is where Mr. Hopkins's character, Edmund Burton, comes in.

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As a matter of fact, "Transformers" is expanding into spinoff territory: "Bumblebee", based on the yellow-and-black Autobot that's been a fan favorite, is planned for 2018 if Bay and his team can get it done by then. Apart from reintroducing Megatron, corrupting Optimus Prime as he returns to Cybertron, and a lot of useless jokes and supporting characters, the movie takes almost an hour to introduce all of it's concepts and is mostly a structural mess in it's story and it's editing.

There, a floating robotic squid lady explains that Merlin's staff is a powerful Cybertronian artefact that can help revive the dead planet. Which now that I think about it, sounds a lot like being at the dentist. "Why they keep coming here?"

The second (Revenge Of The Fallen) had a awful story and script, but seeing Optimus combining with Jetfire in the end still got me cheering. Humankind is just really good at Photoshopping them out of our history. And the Dinobots! Yeah!

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Wahlberg, who came onto the Transformers franchise with 2014's Age of Extinction, has suggested in two interviews that the fifth film in the series, The Last Knight, will be his second and last.

Dinobots aside, the question di Bonaventura seems to be asking by expressing skepticism about Beast Wars is whether general movie fans would be ready to accept the idea of Transformers who changed into animals instead of vehicles. It's an empty, action-packed vessel of loud gunfire and explosions, mighty military muscle, big vehicle crashes, indistinguishable alien shapes crashing into each other that just happens to have some familiar robots and Mark Wahlberg in it. To make a comparison to that movie is a lofty promise, especially with a Transformers film, which aren't generally known for being the height of prestige blockbuster filmmaking.

A Bumblebee spinoff, that's what, followed by umpteen Transformers films set within various historical epochs - Ancient Rome has purportedly been earmarked has one potential location. You should use that.

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