Transformers: The Last Knight
Out Now On-Demand
Rethink your heroes.
The fifth entry in the blockbuster franchise, with director Michael Bay and star Mark Wahlberg returning.
Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
- Trailer 4 ('Hidden')
- Trailer 3
- Trailer 2 ('Izzy Stays and Fights')
- International Trailer
- IMAX: Behind the Frame
- 3D Featurette
- IMAX Featurette
- 60 Spot ('Secret Past')
- Super Bowl Spot
- Title Announcement
- Michael Bay('Transformers', 'Armageddon', 'Pearl Harbour')
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Blockbuster
Rating: M Violence & offensive language
This is not the worst Transformers film. Marky Mark's squawking isn't quite as annoying as Shia LaBeouf's, the female characters aren't ogled as lecherously as in previous films and the racial caricatures are dialed back somewhat too. But The Last Knight is a strong contender for the most nonsensical of all of Michael Bay's nonsensical robot alien movies, and is probably also the most boring.
It's wildly overstuffed, but the basics are Merlin's staff and King Arthur's medallion are needed to stop the god of Cybertron from getting that planet to eat Earth and wipe out all life on it. Then there's several superfluous subplots involving countless unnecessary characters, all adding up to a punishing two and a half hours.
It's a special sort of hate I have for these films. All of them. The first one sucked, I don't care who says it didn't. They're so aggressively obnoxious; not works of low quality but works of anti-quality. Of the sequels, I vaguely remember a climactic fight on the Pyramids and another in a falling building. I shan't remember The Last Knight's, even though it's the most bearable part of the whole ghastly experience. It seems to start at Stonehenge then jumps to some huge submarine alien structure, before jumping again to Cybertron... I think. I honestly can't be sure what planet the end of the film takes place on.
There's one sequence in that climactic battle that probably lasts less than a minute showing Optimus Prime wasting some baddies with his sword. It looks pretty sweet. It's the one brief moment of enjoyable action in this entire mess, which has barely a trace of any wit, charm or fun of any sort. And yet, it'll make millions upon millions. Cool world.
New York Times
Total Film (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
Los Angeles Times
Stuff.co.nz (Graeme Tuckett)
NewsHub.co.nz (Kate Rodger)
Avoid if possible
This is a movie for either small kids that the parents are ok with them seeing copious amounts of violence, bad language, worse acting, terrible scripting, drunkard editing and iq degradation...or....adults with severe retardation. I was a neuro-surgeon before this movie. My 6 year old daughter had to write this for me. She used several dictionaries and two days to do this. I will be buying her a pony and she can stay up as late as she wants from now on.