Transformers: The Last Knight

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Transformers: The Last Knight
Transformers The Last Knight poster.jpg
Genre: Science Fiction
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Photography: Color
Running Time: 149 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Directed by: Michael Bay
Written by: Akiva Goldsman
Art Marcum
Matt Holloway
Ken Nola
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Starring: Mark Wahlberg
Josh Duhamel
Stanley Tucci
Anthony Hopkins
Previous film: Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Next film: Transformers 6 (cancelled)
Bumblebee (Reboot)


Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. It is the fifth and final installment of the live-action Transformers film series.

Plot

Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins), and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

Why It Sucks

  1. This film repeats the same plot from it's previous Transformers movies. If you've seen the previous movies or its first one, then you've already seen this film.
  2. Very messy writing considering the fact that it took seven writers.
  3. Confusing and incomprehensible plot that is full of retcons, continuity errors, and plot-holes.
    • Megatron was actually Galvatron from the last film, now he's Megatron again?
    • Optimus claimed that he hasn't heard Bumblebee speak since the fall of Cybertron, even though he talked in the first movie.
    • Speaking of which, after the first movie, Bumblebee doesn't talk in the other Transformers films, but in here, he does without any explanation why.
    • Cybertron was said to be destroyed, yet in this movie it's actually still around, but dying.
    • Bumblebee fought in World War II.
    • A little rapid hand watch Transformer apparently killed Hitler.
  4. Very hammy acting from the human characters.
  5. Yet again, over-use of explosions.
  6. The soundtrack is very forgettable.
  7. It kept switching from widescreen to full-screen, which was very distracting. It doesn't help the fact it took six editors to edit this movie.
  8. Bland and lame action sequences that are very disorienting to watch.
  9. False Advertising: The trailers and posters made it look like Optimus Prime was going to be the main antagonist of the film. But he is barely in the film and just in it at the third act.
  10. The ending is just abysmal and nothing more than sequel-bait.
  11. Terrible cinematography that makes it feel like a direct-to-video and/or made for TV movie.
  12. So much padding and pointless filler that makes it feel longer.
    • Because of this, there wasn't any character development for anyone.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Great voice acting from the Autobots.
  2. The CGI is still very cool.
  3. Cade Yeager is still a tolerable protagonist.
  4. Unlike Transformers: Age of Extinction, they manage to tone down the product placement.

Reception

Transformers: The Last Knight was panned by critics, mainly focusing on its length, poor inconsistent writing, and bad direction. It was the lowest rated Transformers film with only 15% approval rating in Rotten Tomatoes and an average 3.24/10 rating from audiences. The movie was also a box office disappointment, grossing $605.4 million, against a production budget of $217 million.

Due to the failure of the movie, its sequels were cancelled and the franchise was rebooted with Bumblebee.

The film was nominated for ten Razzie Awards, but all lost to The Emoji Movie, The Mummy, Daddy's Home 2, Fifty Shades Darker, and Baywatch.

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