Transformers: The Last Knight by Michael Bay on Ultra HD Blu-ray
My rating: star: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Quite entertaining actually.
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.
Not surprisingly I expected this, the fifth installment, of the Transformers franchise to be pretty much crap. Especially after the abysmal fourth installment. To my great surprise I found it to be much less crappy than I expected.
I honestly do not understand why so many people seems to think this is one of the worst movies ever. The critics sure, especially the ones at Rotten Tomatoes, but I do not really care about those self proclaimed “critics”. Ordinary viewers is another matter. I mean, this is a transformers movie and it is directed by Michael Bay. That pretty much defines the movie from the start so what the heck did all those people complaining actually expect? That Michael Bay should suddenly care about things like script and stuff or anything else except big robots, special effects and explosions?
Personally I quite enjoyed this movie. Well, enjoyed in the context of watching a Transformers movie that is. I enjoyed the special effects, the robots, even the lousy jokes.
I did enjoy the tie in to the Pendragon myth and I thought the somewhat bizarre Sir Edmund Burton and his even more bizarre robot butler was great fun.
I laughed outright when I saw the World War 1 tank transformer. I was expecting the submarine transformer to actually transform though.
Maybe all those detractors of this movie are missing the bimbo with two and a half brain cells (yes I am being generous now) that used to be the lead female character in the Transformers movies but personally I quite liked that the leads in this movie was much more mature and actually showed some evidence of intelligence.
The story? Well, for a Transformers movie it is quite good. In any other context it would be somewhat…lacking. It did screw quite a bit with the Transformers timeline established in the first movies though. Oh, and for some nitpicking, the maximum operating altitude of those airplanes they used is 21 000 feet, not 12 000 feet.
Bottom line, I had great fun when watching this movie. With my low, and I mean LOW, initial expectations I was very pleasantly surprised. It is definitely a huge improvement over the fourth instalment.
2 thoughts on “Transformers The Last Knight: Surprisingly enough much less crappy than I expected.”
To be fair, anything had to be an improvement after the last movie. I enjoyed it, but it was just SO long. I remember thinking “ok, that’s a good place to end” and realizing the movie was only half over 😦
Awwww man, picking on poor Megan Fox! She was the whole reason I even watched the first one. Didn’t care for the blonde girl in 3 and didn’t really miss any of them in 4. So good to know they don’t try to repeat that formula in 5.
I might have to check out if our library has this to lend out…
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