The first reviews of Transformers: The Last Knight are in, and they're mostly pretty negative.
The Transformers franchise may have been past the point of saving in The Last Knight, yet there were glimpses of an entertaining film hiding out in the clutter. During a press day for The Last Knight, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, hinted that there will be an entirely different feel to this spin-off.
Director Michael Bay was joined on the red carpet set up behind the Opera House overlooking the river by numerous movie's stars, including Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, and Jerrod Carmichael. The film throws its audience straight into the heart of medieval battle, and tales of the birth of the relationship between Humans and the Transformers. Seeing it as I did - at Paramount's wait-until-the-last-minute press screening Monday night (it opens tonight in previews before going everywhere tomorrow) - in Imax and 3D is the way to go with something as gargantuan as this.
In this case that person is Viviane (Laura Haddock), a British scholar who is skeptical of the Round Table tales and is also just the right age to be a potential romantic interest for Cade. Since the last movie, "Transformers: Age of Extinction", Transformers are appearing on earth more frequently and the humans have turned against them all - Autobots and Decepticons. You likely knew long before you got this far into this piece whether you had an appetite for a fourth sequel to the decade-old "Transformers", this one, like all the others, directed in the almost-indescribable way only Michael Bay can.
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It's Michael Bay playing with his Transformers toys, a few hundred million dollars, and not much of a script.
One thing's clear: Whatever you think about the Transformers' films, Paramount's not making these movies for the USA anymore.
Steve Persall of Tampa Bay Times said: "That's the only way to explain the feeling that Transformers: The Last Knight isn't almost as painful to sit through as Bay's four previous exploding toy boxes". There comes a moment in everyone's life when we are called upon to make a difference. So, if you are debating whether to walk out after the movie ends or hang around for the post-credits scene, we strongly recommend that you stay in your seats!
The only reason why Mark Wahlberg has to be still doing these films must be because he's locked into a multi-picture deal.