Movie Review: Transformers: The Last Knight
Updated: May 27, 2019
I got a bone to pick with this film. Actually I think everyone who went to see this film has some choice words for it. Michael Bay boasting that this was his final installation of the Transformers franchise may as well killed it. Oddly enough I am happy he did.
“Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it's up to the unlikely alliance of inventor Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, an English lord and an Oxford professor to save the world.”
I downloaded the film. Now before everyone gets the panties in a bunch, I am the guy who goes and see the bad films in theaters. After a few weeks in the theater and a budget of 217 million dollars, it has only grown 17.6 domestically. Safe bet that the franchise is definitely dead in the water. But what happened? Where was the fluid (snickers) story line that we have grown to love? Oh yeah, Rotten Tomatoes loved this film at 15%.
Do you remember that episode if South park where it mocked Family Guy? They claimed that the Family Guy story lines/jokes were put together randomly but manatees selecting random balls. If that process was used for this film, it WOULD HAVE MADE MORE SENSE. We open to an epic battle scene with the crusades? And how they reached out to a random transformers race that were on earth during this time for help? What? How did a writer even come up with that? But wait, there is more. Now Optimus Prime is in Outer Space (Which I believe at the last film he was going to Cybertron, but can’t recall) but he arrives basically mangled and batter worn? Was there a better on the way? Did he get into a fight with a comet? I HAVE QUESTIONS! As he floated adrift in outer space, he makes it to Cybertron only to be brought in by his “maker” Quintessa? Ok. And then he is brainwashed to help Cybertron take over earth so they can get some stupid staff from the crusades so they can make more transformers? Wait, this gets weird.
So they need this staff. But yet the Dinobots had babies………….dots……… get my point? So Anthony Hopkins is an English Lord (who has a few transformers of his own?) who was engulfed in learning about the Last Knight and the crusades and he pieces it all together with the help of a hot Oxford Professor whose name is really not that relevant. Also, remember Galvatron? He is Megatron again. Star Screams head shows up and I literally don’t recognize a single decepticon beyond that. Nice mash all that crap with explosions, Marky Mark, a few remaining autobots, more explosions and Yahtzee inspired storylines and u have this mess of a 210 minute film. Don’t believe me? Here is some reviews from well received critics:
“The fifth Transformers movie is far from the worst in this continuing experiment in noisy nonsense based on Hasbro toys. That is thanks largely to two words: Anthony Hopkins.”
“Bay’s genuine determination to give you a good time still doesn’t result in fun. Overlong, overstuffed and soulless, for fans who grew up with Optimus and Co, The Last Knight will sting like a bee.”
““The Last Knight” bounces from the U.S. to the planet Cybertron to London to Cuba to under the sea, as if hurrying to squeeze in even more confusing plot details”
Save your money, bandwith and time. This film was crap.