Transformers: The Last Knight
Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 American science fiction action film based on the toy line of the same name created by Hasbro. It is the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a direct sequel to 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction. Directed by Michael Bay, the film features Mark Wahlberg returning from Age of Extinction, along with Josh Duhamel and John Turturro reprising their roles from the first three films, with Anthony Hopkins joining the cast. Bay and Wahlberg have stated they will not return for another sequel.Wikipedia
Transformers: The Last Knight Reviews
Director Michael Bay returns for the fifth time, and Mark Wahlberg for the second, to pound your brain into a pulp with wall-to-wall cacophony.
The film's unoriginal action and the plot-within-plot structure may prove to be its downfall
...it’s the movie-equivalent of the string of 10,000 non-stop firecrackers that annoying kids burst outside your window in Diwali.
The film fails to impress. The action scenes at the end are a yawn fest. It’s high time the transformers forget about Unicron and spare us from watching them in action. Not more than one star for this.
At 2.5 hours, Transformers: The Last Knight just feels like a laboured and brash attempt to stage the same story for the fifth time. The battles between Optimus and Megatron aren’t epic anymore. Yes, there’s a brief battle between Optimus and Bumble Bee, which is possibly the only redeeming factor of the film. But even the novelty of that idea gets lost when the two Autobots engage in some Karan Arjun level bromance. Picture it like the scene between Batman and Superman from Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs Superman movie, where the caped heroes bond over the common names of their mothers. Watching two giant robots engage in the same level of emotional revelry just doesn’t work out. Transformers 5 is a colossal let down.
Wahlberg once again demonstrates he’s one of the worst actors who keeps grabbing starring roles in big films — his bored face making no attempt to hide the fact that he’s in these films for the quick paycheck. The other human characters are as irritating as him, and it really makes you wonder why these Transformers films are more about the humans than the awesomely designed robots. Bay claims to make films for 14-year-old boys, but even that demographic deserves better films than this. It’s about time we got back the Bay from The Rock instead of the boring and lazy filmmaker that he is today.
After two and half hours of pulverising action, there’s nothing to do but raise the white flag, admit defeat, and shudder as you pass the theatre for the latest “Cars” movie. No more, please.