“It has been said throughout the ages, that there can be no victory, without sacrifice.”
One thing is for sure; when we see the words, “A Michael Bay Film” appear on the screen we know we’re going to get explosions and destruction on an apocalyptic scale. Michael Bay is the master, the sensei of blockbuster special FX destruction, destroying almost every world he’s created on film.
While the storylines become thinner and thinner, the special FX continue to astonish and impress. Transformers: The Last Knight offers us the best in high-quality visual entertainment. Where it lacks in story and character depth, it makes up for with gigantic robots and explosions.
Transformers: The Last Knight takes place in Medieval Britain, 484 A.D (King Arthur’s time), Cybertron (the Autobots home planet), and also Earth. That may seem like a lot to take in, and quite honestly, yes it is. It would seem that Bay and Co wanted to make three separate films but decided to mix them all into one feature-length.
The scattered story-line really doesn’t matter; Transformers was never going to win “best drama”, was it? it does its job, still packs one hell of a visual punch and will look beautiful in 4k, Blu-Ray and 3d. Transformers: The Last Knight is perfect family-friendly entertainment.
To top it all off we have Hollywood A-listers leading the way; Starring, Mark Wahlberg (Patriot’s Day, Deepwater Horizon), Anthony Hopkins (The Silence Of The Lambs, Thor, Red Dragon) and Stanley Tucci (Fortitude).
Like most franchises, there is always going to be a spin-off series featuring the most popular characters from the series. With Transformers, it is no surprise that Bumblebee is getting his own film.
Already well into pre-production, Bumblebee is set for (theatrical) release in December 2018, so, Transformers fans take note!. It's an origin story that takes us back in time to 1987. Bumblebee is found broken and scarred by an 18-year-old boy. Like Transformers (2007), Bumblebeewill focus on on the relationship between the “robot in disguise” and its human owner. Expect another retro 80’s-fueled soundtrack to give Guardians Of The Galaxy’s OST a run for its money.
Bumblebee will star Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, and John Cena.
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