Transformers: The Last Knight, written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Ken Nolan and directed by Michael Bay is the fifth instalment of the Transformer’s franchise and has let fans worldwide down yet again. Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel and Anthony Hopkins star in the film based around the war between the Autobots and Decepticons. The plot and dialogue fail to capture the attention of the audience, ultimately leaving a film full action scenes, dull, boring and lifeless.
When obtaining the ancient Transformers artefact called the Talisman, Cade (Mark Wahlberg) becomes aware he is the ‘chosen’ one to carry out a quest on behalf of the transformers. There is no real plot within this film, and it lacks a structured beginning, middle and end. Not a lot makes sense, and everything is obviously illogical and it doesn’t help the cause that character development is lacking. Still, after the negative feed back about the runtime of the previous film, this instalment has the same problem!
A few good CGI moments and action scenes do not make up for this atrocious movie. After watching 13 Hours I did have more faith in Michael Bay, and his ability to produce good movies with real characters, decent dialogue and relevant scenes that do not confuse or elongate the film and plot for the audience.
Ultimately, Michael Bay knows that he will continue be funded to go on with the Transformers franchise due to the initial success and as well as the success from Asia, but for me I'm going to have to give this film a 1 out of 5. Hopefully the next one will be a lot better.