Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) is again being pursued by the authorities, but there are also some talented newcomers to this Transformers film: Laura Haddock portrays a handsome brainiac who's key to Earth's survival; Jerrod Carmichael stars as Jimmy, a young man who's hired by Yeager to work in a salvage yard; and 15-year-old Isabela Moner portrays Izabella "with a z", who lands unexpectedly in Yeager's life. The tale also adds a few kid characters, led by a feisty girl named Izabella (Isabela Moner), but these characters quickly fade away in all the explosions and fights.
This fifth Transformers film reintroduced audiences to Mark Wahlberg's Cade Yeager, the bumbling inventor, now turned fugitive after the events of the fourth movie as he is protecting and repairing the Autobots in the absence of Optimus Prime. When he arrives on his home planet Cybertron, he's put under the spell of the evil Quintessa (Gemma Chan), and told that he must destroy Earth in order for Cybertron to live.
Lennox approaches the evil Megatron to help the TRF kill the Autobots in exchange for the release of his fellow Decepticons.
Burton is the last living member of the Witwiccan Order, an ancient organisation of Transformers allies, and sends Yeager and handsome professor Viviane Wembly (Laura Haddock) on a quest to look for the staff.
At Edmund Burton's estate, Cade meets a professor named Vivian, the last blood descendant of the wizard Merlin (Stanley Tucci), and her guardian Hot Rod.
Warning: Please note there are major spoilers ahead if you have not watched Transformers: The Last Knight in theaters.
Honestly, I'd be lying if I said I didn't have fun writing about how much I loathe these movies.
The movie redlines its engines throughout, but none of it works - and at 149 minutes, it feels almost a full hour too long.
He should know better than that, given he was in the middle of the previous Michael Bay-directed Transformers movie, 2014's Age of Extinction. Empire's reviewer is unimpressed, too, saying the film is "bogged down in backstory, lacks a real feel for its characters and still can't find a way to make its robot-on-robot action exhilarating". The breathtaking visuals stand out - you can nearly pinpoint every detail in each scene.
Michael's movies always have some humor in them, which is a nice touch. 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. "I think I've had a good run, and I've got a lot of other movies I want to do".
I could go on and on about just how bad this movie is, and how insulting it is to Transformers fans in general, but I'm running out of space. Who really cares for humans anyway?
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