‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Review


I never thought the day would come where I would say this, but Transformers: The Last Knight is a bad movie. It hurts me to even type the words. The movie isn’t bad because of the action or the visuals. Those are amazing and Michael Bay always delivers in that aspect. This movie is bad because of the plot. Basically, there is no plot! I am a stickler for continuity and I expect with each new film in a franchise that continuity errors would be cleaned up nicely. This movie takes that notion and throws it in the trash. Nothing in this movie makes sense. It’s like a mixture of three films all of the while rehashing the plot from Transformers: Dark of the Moon. They try to explain why the Transformers keep coming to Earth, but they never actually get around to explaining it. The Autobots and Decepticons in this movie are played for jokes, the latter more so than the former. Honestly, I was happier when Megatron was dead because Lockdown was a way better villain. And don’t get me started on Quintessa. It’s hard to feel bad for any of the robots when they die because we know they’re not actually stuck on Earth. They can easily scan a flying vehicle if they want to leave or just miraculously grow jet boots like Optimus Prime did in the last movie. Isabela Moner is a good little actress, but her character Izabella had no part in this movie. If you cut out all of her scenes it would not affect the plot at all. Mark Wahlberg and Sir Anthony Hopkins are in this movie just to cash a check. Hell everybody is in this movie just to cash a check. Well everybody except for Peter Cullen. I’m pretty sure he refused to come back and they just used recordings they already had him do for previous movies. Every other line he says is “I am Optimus Prime”. His role is no more than a glorified cameo anyways. More so than any other Transformers movie the focus is on the human characters. While Cade (Mark Wahlberg) and Viviane (Laura Haddock) are nice to look at there isn’t much past that. They are sex symbols and this movie is one big advertisement aimed at adults and kids. There are very few pluses in this film. Those being the great action scenes, some, but not all of Cogman’s antics, Viviane’s aunts, and that three-headed dragon transformer that we barely see. It is with great sadness that I give Transformers: The Last Knight a Bad 4/10! More than likely this movie will make a billion dollars and they’ll crank out another one and right the ship. Hopefully it’s the final one and hopefully, they cancel that Bumblebee movie!

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