TITLE: TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL BAY
STARRING: MARK WAHLBERG, LAURA HADDOCK, ISABELA MONER, ANTHONY HOPKINS, JOSH DUHAMEL,
Ok. Here's the thing. I did not walk out of The Last Knight, with the same seething hatred I had for both Revenge of the Fallen, or Age of Extinction. After some serious thought, I feel the same about this incarnation, as I did about Dark of the Moon. In short, it's an improvement over the last one. However, that being said, it's not saying much. The Last Knight, is not a great film. However, there are moments that I did genuinely enjoy. Whenever the Transformers are alone on screen, particularly Optimus Prime, I had some fun with the film. There's a little bit of life, that permeates throughout, unlike Revenge of the Fallen, or Age of Extinction. While I still left having no fucking idea what the hell was happening, there's no denying that final sequence, is great summer spectacle. And there are some interesting action sequences, even if the majority suffer from Bayitis. The human characters, are what they are. I really enjoyed Anthony Hopkins in this. He's chewing all the scenery he can. I also didn't hate Wahlberg this time around, so that should count for something. And I enjoyed the young Isabela Moner as well. Bottom line, The Last Knight is not great. It's not particularly good either. And it's shorter than the last film. So, that's good. If you like this franchise, then you should like this one.