Optimus Prime, meanwhile, the Autobots' towering leader, remains absent for a long stretch, leaving an assortment of his pals to help hold down the fort. Isabela Moner's Izabella doesn't impress, unless you like pensive shots of her looking stoic, while Haddock's Vivian Wembley is really nothing more than eye candy. This secret history has been entrusted to a particular bloodline which I guess is supposed to be similar to the Knights of the Templar but now falls on the shoulders of Sir Edmund Burton (Anthony Hopkins).
It's unlikely that The Last Knight's reviews will affect its performance, as the franchise has been hit with critical derision throughout its run, but this entry seems particularly dismal compared to the others, with many calling it busy an headache-inducing. Old friends Stanley Tucci and John Turturro pop up, and there's a juicy role for Humans star Gemma Chan, voicing the all-powerful "creator" Quintessa.
Speaking of King Arthur, did you know that the battle between Autobots and Decepticons started not at the Hasbro toy store, but back with the knights of the round table?!?
The movie redlines its engines throughout, but none of it works - and at 149 minutes, it feels almost a full hour too long. After some quick dialogue (King Arthur discussing Merlin), and a insane medieval battle, we see some awesome shots of huge green mountains (not what I was expecting from a Transformers movie), before a massive robot dragon begins attacking England. It is about as alive as you'll ever feel. That's an ending for you.
In what is now the fifth instalment of Michael Bay's money-making baby, Transformers returns to our screens again, this time with The Last Knight. Which now that I think about it, sounds a lot like being at the dentist.
Michael's movies always have some humor in them, which is a nice touch.
Eight years ago, Bay's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" generated more than $400 million. 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.
If you decide to check out the movie anyway, watch it for Anthony Hopkins. That being said, the film is only rated PG-13 so it's not all that bad.
"Michael Bay knows that come 7:30, it's time for me to go to bed", Wahlberg said.
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