Transformers: The Last Knight (Transformers 5) 3D is a Hollywood Science Fiction Action Film movie
directed by Michael Bay.
Starring Mark Wahlberg,Stanley Tucci,Isabela Moner,Josh Duhamel,Tyrese Gibson,John Turturro,Laura Haddock,Anthony Hopkins,Santiago Cabrera,Liam Garrigan,Jerrod Carmichael,Mitch Pileggi.
Transformers: The Last Knight (Transformers 5) 3D Review
Latest 'Transformers' film better
than expected (Review By Subhash K. Jha ; Rating: ***1/2)
Welcome to the age of rage.
The war between constantly-transmuting machines and human beings that
started in the first "Transformers" film ten years ago has now reached
a point of no return. Or a point of illimitable returns, if you look at
the collections of the latest film which are impressive in spite of the
savage worldwide reviews.
And what exactly are the critics so offended by? "Transformers: The
Last Knight" breaks none of the rules that director Michael Bay had set
in the first film of the franchise in 2007. Bay adds renewed vigour in
the battle between Man and Machine as he takes the story back by many
centuries to give us a direct link between the outerspace invasion by
the machines and Merlin, the inebriated magician in 484 AD.
Here, I must mention that I found the legendary Stanley Tucci's
magician far more entertaining that Shah Rukh Khan's Goga Pasha in
"Tubelight". Tucci plays Merlin as a tipsy mischievous over-aged brat
with a sense of propriety hanging out of his slurring tongue even when
civilisation is threatened with extinction.
Bay has a great sense of fun underlining even his most grim apocalyptic
thesis on the ruination of civilisation. Here in the fifth
"Transformers", he is on sturdy ground, enabling him to create visual
splendour on a scale that's both awesome and believable. The
relentlessly sweaty narrative is occasionally let down by actors who
don't get the joke, who play their characters far too seriously.
For example, the little girl Isabela Moner who plays the very important
character of the under-age drifter who befriends the Transformers and
wages her own battle against their extinction.
Not the young girl's fault, but she just doesn't get the point. She
struggles to convey gravitas where giggles are the order of the
(Michael) Bay. I couldn't help remembering the little girl in Logan and
her resilient and powerful rapport with Hugh Jackman. Here in
"Transformers", Mark Wahlberg keeps saying the the girl is "family".
We just have to take his word for it.
Not that the franchise takes a beating for the want of intrinsic
credibility. "Transformers: The Last Knight" moves at a rapid fire
speed generating mayhem from the brittle life forces of a virtual
reality. The transmutant special effects are bigger, larger and more
vibrant than ever before.
Bay's forte is spectacle. He clogs the screen with a retinue of
remarkable visuals, some so awe-inspiring that they leave you wondering
how on earth (and other planets) can such cinematic splendour of such
interplanetary proportions be achieved.
If you are looking for the human touch as ceaselessly altering machines
invade earth, there is plenty of that happening with great actors like
Anthony Hopkins and John Turturro pitching in with their muted might to
create a world where, as Man and Machine compete hard to be mean, they
generate a kind of unrehearsed humour and warmth that comes to a Big
Screen Spectacle only when the director is sure he has nothing to prove
anymore in the given franchise.
Adroitly assembled, sinewy and savage, supple and funny, "Transformers"
in its latest avatar is far more impressive than you expect it to be.
'Transformers: The Last
Knight': Brilliantly choreographed action sequences in a convoluted
plot (Review By Troy Ribeiro; Rating: **)
The Transformers film series is basically mounted as a marketing tool
to promote Hashbro Toys and it offers nothing meaningful, cinematically.
Directed by Michael Bay, this edition of the Transformers is no
different from its previous four films. So, you will know what you are
getting in for -- a loud, poorly stretched plot, loaded with bland
characters, CGI laden action sequences mounted through senseless
Like in all the other earlier Transformer films, once again the world
is in peril and there are large-scale battles that involve humans and
two sets of giant shape-shifting mechanical creatures.
The film surprisingly begins on a promising note. In 484 AD, England,
King Arthur's wizard Merlin (Stanley Tucci) forges an alliance with a
group of twelve Transformers who have hidden on the Earth. He makes a
deal with them to help King Arthur and his knights. He is given an
alien staff that will protect them.
Around 1600 years later, Optimus Prime voiced by Peter Cullen, is
searching for his maker. When he arrives on his home planet Cybertron,
he is put under the spell of the evil Quintessa voiced by Gemma Chan
and told that he must destroy Earth so that Cybertron can exist. In
order to do so, he should have the alien staff.
Meanwhile, Isabelle -- a survivor from the Battle of Chicago -- is
rescued by Cade Yaeger (Mark Wahlberg) who comes into contact with an
ancient talisman that puts him on the radar of the eccentric Sir Edmund
Burton (Anthony Hopkins). Bunton also needs Oxford professor Vivian
Wembley (Laura Haddock) in order to find the alien staff that will stop
the incoming Cybertron from destroying Earth. Also there is a military
force called the "TRF" whose job is to spice up the plot.
Mounted with excellent production values, the visuals are bright and
dazzlingly glossy. The sound designed to accompany the visuals are
equally reverberating and deafening.
The only thing that stands out in the film are the well-choreographed
action sequences and the 3D visual effects.
By the end of it, the film seems like an epic. But honestly, the plot
packed with too many sub-plots which are unnecessarily elaborated, ends
up like an incoherent mess that will leave even die-hard fans exhausted
Overall, this film fails to deliver on the one thing that it blatantly
promised: The story of, The Last Knight.
"Transformers: The Last Knight", which released last year, will get a reboot.
Transformers: The Last Knight (Transformers 5) 3D Synopsis
When all seems lost, a few brave souls can save everything
we’ve ever known.
The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers
franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers
are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried
in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager
(Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford
Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called
upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will
become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs,