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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ rolls out of theaters in shame

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Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, returns to the newest

Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, returns to the newest "Transformers" installation.

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Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, returns to the newest "Transformers" installation.

Jayden DiMicco, Guest Writer

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“Transformers: The Last Knight” is otherwise known as “You’d think they’d learn after the first four.”

My god was this movie an absolute trainwreck. There was nothing redeeming of this movie at all. I’ve seen every Transformers movie that’s been released since 2007 when the first Michael Bay directed flick came out. These movies have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, since they’ve always been action and explosion films of fury.

Many people complain about there not being a story in any of the movies, but at least the first three films in the series made sense. Then, the fourth movie (Age of Extinction) came out and wow, that movie was just an hour and forty minute slugfest that had an extremely vague plot to call a story.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I realize that Hasbro only keeps these movies going to sell toys, which is a very obvious dying brand. But, the writers could at least try to create an enjoyable movie. Not only is there a horribly convoluted story, the acting is just mediocre.

Mark Wahlberg returns to reprise his role as Cade Yeager from Transformers: Age of Extinction and he’s joined by all his old Autobot buddies from that movie as well.

Wahlberg is also joined by several actors and actresses including Laura Haddock as Vivian Wembley, Isabela Moner as Izabella, Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edmund Burton, Josh Duhamel as Lt. Colonel William Lennox, and Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime

Hopkins and Duhamel are the real gems in this pool of actors, playing the best characters in the film. Hopkins’ character Edmund Burton is definitely the most humorous of the bunch, playing an almost senile old lord that is apart of an order called the Witwiccans, an order who protects the secret history of the Transformers. Duhamel’s character William Lennox is a veteran to the series, having been a prominent character in the first three movies (Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon). Lennox is a strong and fleshed out character, who does what he can to keep the Decepticons away from his home planet.

Despite there being a relatively good cast, the story is still a major problem for the film. Not only does the little bit of plot not make any sense, but the film skips around too much to try and understand it! One second the story is in the dark ages with King Arthur fighting the Saxons and the next, the story is in the middle of space on the dying planet of Cybertron. The film does that several times throughout its two hour and twenty-nine minute runtime as well as shows off new main characters, only to sideline them immediately after.

Senior Madeline Wene saw the movie as well and felt the same way.

“The story was inconsistent and boring,” said Wene “but at least the explosions were cool.”

The movie’s story is awful and all over the place and the acting is completely mediocre. At least seeing the Autobots and Decepticons clash on screen was pretty impressive. I would rate this movie one star out of five. So, unless you like really horrible movies with good action sequences, I wouldn’t recommend seeing this movie. Ever.

It’s a fate worse than death, in all honesty.

 

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Running time: 2 hours 29 minutes

Director: Michael Bay

Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel

Rated PG-13 for Violence and Intense Sequences of Sci-fi Action, Language, and some Innuendo

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