Wahlberg returns in "The Last Knight" as Cade Yeager, the small-town inventor, and he still manages to charm even when surrounded by hulking, hollering robots like the stogie-chewing Hound (John Goodman) and the wheedling scavenger-bot Daytrader (Steve Buscemi).
In the past ten years, we've seen four other Transformers films, and they're insufferable for film fans, apart from, what I would argue, to be the more Spielbergian aspects found in the first film from 2007. It is product, created to sell toys, keep an IP chugging along, and allow Bay to play with a big budget. It's fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But if the first film out the gate from the new brain-trust is any indication of what is to come, then it's sadly a case of too many cooks. The third and fourth movies are the only two in the franchise to cross $1 billion worldwide, and the studio is hoping that this global appeal will save The Last Knight, as it did with Dead Men Tell No Tales. Bay also has Liam Garrigan who played King Arthur on ABC's Once Upon a Time portraying who else, but King Arthur in Transformers: The Last Knight.
Some enjoyable Cogman scenes: When he randomly attacks Yeager, when he has road rage in the middle of a vehicle chase (while Burton gives chasing Decepticons the middle finger), and when our heroes are in a submarine (yes, there are submarines in this movie) and Cogman catches fish for Yeager and Wembley and we watch as the machine beats the hell out of the fish before serving them.
A fifth "Transformers" movie is in theaters this weekend and if you're among those who wonder how a fifth movie based on toys can possibly be made despite negative reviews for the series as a whole, there's a pretty simple answer. Optimus Prime, meanwhile, the Autobots' towering leader, remains absent for a long stretch, leaving an assortment of his pals to help hold down the fort. 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.
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There is a brainier female lead in the form of Vivian (Laura Haddock). "Why they keep coming here".
That's a lot of plot and a lot of movie for what's ostensibly a story about giant alien robots fighting other giant alien robots. "But usually I'm going with Bay".
Chris Van Vliet: "Oh, you just show up and there's a harness there?"
Except, as easy as it is to feel apathetic about the entire Transformers franchise by this point, there does actually seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. "That's an ending for you". Matt Singer from ScreenCrush states, "Either this movie is dumb or I am".