Star Rating 4/5
“A witty redemption outing,” wgNetworks.tv
Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. 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.
Let us get right into it shall we. Yes, I am big fan of the Transformers franchise. Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, revolves around redemption.
Optimus Prime finds his dead home planet, Cybertron, in which he comes to find he was responsible for its destruction. He finds a way to bring Cybertron back to life, but in order to do so, Optimus needs to find an artifact that is on Earth.
Tyrese Gibson was set to return as Robert Epps, but he was unable to appear in the film due to scheduling conflicts with The Fate of the Furious (2017).
Mark Wahlberg returns as autobot wrangler Cade Yaeger, with new additions to the cast including the eccentric aristo Anthony Hopkins, with a refined ninja robot butler and Laura Haddock, playing Vivian Wembley, an Oxford history professor whose family wonders why she is still single.
The humor is completely stupid, with jokes that are racist and stupid, especially between Wahlberg and Wembley who secretly have a thing for each other.
The movie does score low when it comes to character development and depth. The script is easily predictable and the action scenes a bit dull. On a higher note, the CHI and visual effects on this movie deserve all praise.
SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: a human team is investigating Unicron’s horn in the desert, and Quintessa in human form meets them and offers her assistance.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens this week at ANGA IMAX and all other cinemas. Grab your tickets here.