Transformers: The Last Knight

The battle for earth between Transformers and Humans continues, meanwhile Optimus Prime returns home to Cybertron only to discover the planet is dead at his own hand. Given a chance to bring Cybertron back to life Optimus is faced with the decision to destroy earth in order to save his own planet, this however will require the discovery of an ancient artifact on earth. It’s now up to Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Sir Edmund Burton (Anthony Hopkins), Colonel Lennox (Josh Duhamel) and Vivian Wembley (Laura Haddock) to work along side the Transformers in order to save the day, or is it already too late? Directed by Michael Bay this franchise that just won’t quit spews out another impossibly mindless romp through time and space to create massive explosions, set pieces that never seem to quit, ironically hypersexualized female characters, racially charged robots, and ridiculously poorly crafted dialogue. Stooping lower than Saturday morning cartoons, the exposition and explanation from all of our leads continues to bring a new low to what once seemed to be a good idea. And sure, Bay’s panache for making things blow up continues to be impressive, but, at the end of this two hour and thirty minute barrage audiences are much more likely to feel numb from the experience than charged, there’s only so much shock and awe one can take before desensitization sets in. There’s an audience for this film somewhere, just not an audience that really gives a rip about quality in the larger sense of cinema. Pass, Transformers: The Last Knight is rated PG-13.