Transformers: The Last Knight Movie Review by Ryan Balkwill

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Directors: Michael Bay

Produced by
Screenplay by
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Casts: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Santiago Cabrera, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, Peter Cullen & John Goodman.

Plot: In the absence of Optimus Prime, a war has commenced between the human race and the Transformers. To save their world, Cade Yeager forms an alliance with Bumblebee, an English lord named Sir Edmund Burton, and an Oxford University professor named Viviane Wembly to learn the secrets of why the Transformers keep coming back to Earth. – wikipedia

I did somehow find the plot interesting enough.

No I don’t like this one.

Good Bits: The first four minutes in both the 484 AD and the present day & some action scenes.     

Bad Bits: This was the 5th Transformers movie with a run-time of 2 hours, the movie looks like it was edited by 6 people, no tone to this movie, plot inconsistency and the acting sucks.    

The Characters are both Humans and the Transformers.

  • Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager
    A single father and struggling inventor, who helped the Autobots during the events of Age of Extinction.
  • Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edmund Burton
    An eccentric but noble astronomer and historian who knows about the history of the Transformers on Earth.
  • Josh Duhamel as William Lennox
    A former Non-Biological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty (N.E.S.T.) commander, and U.S. Army Ranger captain, who partnered with the Autobots prior to the events of Age of Extinction. He is now a U.S. Army Colonel and an unwilling member of the TRF (Transformers Reaction Force).
  • Laura Haddock as Vivian Wembly
    A feisty and altruistic Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford. She was also a descendant of Merlin. Minti Gorne portrays a younger Wembly.
  • Isabela Moner as Izabella
    A street-wise and virtuous tomboy, who was orphaned with Sqweeks and Canopy, their being her only friends until meeting Cade.
  • Stanley Tucci as Merlin
    King Arthur’s wizard and Vivian’s ancestor.                                                                                                         Tucci was originally reported to be reprising his role as Joshua Joyce from Age of Extinction.
  • John Turturro as Seymour Simmons
    A former government agent with Sector Seven and N.E.S.T. turned successful writer. He hides out in Cuba, and became allied with the Autobots prior to the events of Age of Extinction.
  • Jerrod Carmichael as Jimmy
    Cade’s friend and assistant.
  • Santiago Cabrera as Santos
    A former Delta Force operative and the ruthless turned heroic commander of the TRF, who seeks to eradicate every Transformer and their human allies regardless of faction. Now he is pro-autobots.
  • Glenn Morshower as General Morshower
    The director of N.E.S.T. in Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon and now the TRF. Now he is back to Pro-Autobots.
  • Liam Garrigan as King Arthur
    The legendary knight who fought with the Knights of Iacon.
  • Mitch Pileggi as a TRF Group Leader

Transformers

Autobots

  • Peter Cullen voices Optimus Prime/Nemesis Prime
    The heroic leader of the Autobots, who transforms into a blue and red 2014 Western Star 5700 Custom with flame decals. He begins the film searching for the truth about his Creators.
  • Erik Aadahl voices Bumblebee (or “Bee”)
    An Autobot scout and Optimus Prime’s second-in-command, who transforms into a custom-built yellow and black 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.
  • Ken Watanabe voices Drift
    A Samurai-motif Autobot tactician and former Decepticon, who transforms into a black and red 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R.
  • Omar Sy voices Hot Rod
    An Autobot bodyguard who transforms into a Citroën DS, before upgrading into a 2017 Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4. He is brother-in-arms with Bumblebee and speaks in a thick French accent.
  • Jim Carter voices Cogman
    A polite sociopathic, human-sized Headmaster, and is the faithful butler to Sir Edmund Burton.
  • John DiMaggio voices Crosshairs
    An Autobot paratrooper and sniper who transforms into a green and black 2016 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray, equipped with a custom split-spoiler.
  • John Goodman voices Hound
    An Autobot commando and field medic who transforms into an olive green Mercedes-Benz Unimog military tactical ambulance.
  • Reno Wilson voices Sqweeks
    A small Autobot and Izabella’s closest friend, who transforms into a turquoise Vespa. He only says “Chihuahua” due to prior damage.
  • Steven Barr voices Volleybot
    An Autobot who resides in Cuba with Simmons. His body resembles Topspin, but his head resembles Leadfoot.
  • Tom Kenny voices Wheelie
    A former Decepticon who survived the Chicago battle in Dark of the Moon, and transforms into a blue monster truck toy.
  • Frank Welker voices Canopy
    An Autobot refugee and a friend of Izabella, who camouflages into a shielding pile of rubble.
  • Steve Buscemi voices Daytrader
    A Cybertronian scavenger who transforms into a cloaked rusty Mercedes-Benz LK Model 1920 dump truck.
  • Mark Ryan voices “Bulldog”
    An Autobot veteran of World War I and World War II and a sentry for Burton’s castle, who transforms into an army green Mark IV tank and suffers from ‘robot dementia’. 1
  • Roadbuster
    An Autobot Wrecker who survived the Battle of Chicago who resides in Cuba with Seymour Simmons.

Dinobots

  • Grimlock
    The leader of the Dinobots, who transforms into a mechanical horned, fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus.
  • Slug
    The savage Dinobot destroyer who transforms into a mechanical spiked and bestial Triceratops.
  • Mini-Dinobots
    Baby Dinobots that are smaller versions of Grimlock, Slug and Strafe.

Decepticons

  • Frank Welker voices Megatron
    The reborn leader of the Decepticons, who possessed Galvatron in Age of Extinction and transforms into a Cybertronian jet.
  • John DiMaggio voices Nitro Zeus
    A Decepticon hunter who transforms into a JAS 39 Gripen Fighter Jet.
  • Jess Harnell voices Barricade
    A Decepticon scout who survived the Chicago War in Dark of the Moon. He transforms into a 2016 Ford Mustang police car, featuring a new robot mode.
  • John DiMaggio voices Onslaught
    A Decepticon tactician whose body design shares resemblance to Long Haul. Onslaught transforms into a green and white Western Star 4900SF tow truck.
  • Reno Wilson voices Mohawk
    A Decepticon soldier who transforms into a Confederate Motorcycle.
  • Dreadbot
    A Decepticon thug who transforms into a rusty Volkswagen Type 2.
  • Steven Barr voices Berserker
    A Decepticon who makes a cameo in the film.

Knights of Iacon

  • Dragonstorm
    A mechanical three-headed Dragon who is the combination of the Twelve Knights of Iacon.

    • Frank Welker voices Dragonicus
      A red Cybertronian knight who gave Merlin his staff and forms into Dragonstorm.
    • Stormreign
      A Cybertronian knight who forms into Dragonstorm.
  • John DiMaggio voices Steelbane
    A Cybertronian knight who gives Cade a talisman and turns into a wyvern.
  • Frank Welker voices Skullitron
    A Cybertronian knight who tries to protect Merlin’s staff from the TRF, Cade, and Viviane.

Others

  • Gemma Chan as Quintessa
    A Cybertronian sorceress and the creator of Cybertronians, who wants to destroy “Unicron” and rebuild Cybertron.
  • Infernocons
    Quintessa’s demon-like guardians who combine to form Infernocus.

I don’t recommend this film.

Rating:  1 out of 5 stars – Rotten Tomatoes/Flixster

Fact: This film was a kick-off to a Transformers Cinematic Universe started with A Bumblebee spin-off and a sequel, Transformers 6, are set to be released on June 8, 2018, and June 28, 2019, respectively.

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