Michael Bay returns to direct the fifth "Transformers" movie since 2007 from a script written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Ken Nolan. For all it's problems, Last Knight has a certain charm. Together, the three characters must race to uncover the secret history of the Transformers before the world is destroyed.
Getting the chance to see a Transformer - a single hero all by himself - bond with a human being in a small, contained movie that doesn't all hinge on an enormous over-the-top CGI battle about the end of the world?
"I look like my mum in the '70s - it's just really bad!"
Let me start by saying that I've always had high hopes and a soft spot for this franchise, having been just the right age to have caught the back end of the original run of Transformers the 1st time round these films have nearly been a guilty pleasure.
Michael created this entire universe, so for him to give the helm to somebody else, I think it is going to be hard. Also, Cade Yaeger, played by Mark Wahlberg once again, is the only character who can connect with them, in a touching and authentic way. But is there a post-credits scene in Transformers: The Last Knight or not? The idea of the Transformers as fugitives on the run could have been a darker and more serious take on the bots, but Bay goes all Bay inserting his brand of humor and stupid into the project.
In fact, if that comes to pass, it would be a 30 percent drop from the 2014 opening of "Age of Extinction", and that film made more than $100 million less in North America than the film before it.
The movie also stars Oscar victor Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edmund Burton, a noble English man who is part of a secret organization who knows about Transformers.
"Transformers: The Last Knight" premieres June 21 in the U.S. It's rated PG-13.
I know we're doing a spinoff first in the Bumblebee movie, and that is a very distinctive departure from what you've been seeing so far... The movie is out this week in many countries if you still plan on watching it. Bonaventura compared the film's 1980s setting to the '90s setting of The Iron Giant, saying that it's a simple story with very few extraneous Transformers that draws on its innocent nostalgic setting.style="text-align: center;"