Movie Review: Transformers The Last Knight

By Monique of Walk.Run.Repeat - June 26, 2017

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We saw "Transformers: The Last Knight" this weekend and it was pretty good. I can't say it was the best of the franchise, but it was good. Let me set the scene for you:

This movie starts a few years after the last one with most of Chicago destroyed and a new government agency called the TRF (Transformers) created to eliminate all Autobots and Decepticons from the world. At the same time, the world can't seem to understand why all of these transformers keep coming to Earth. To make a long story short, Optimus Prime becomes brainwashed by his creator (I thought we knew who that was?) and everyone is in search of staff given to Merlin (yes, King Arthur's Merlin) that can control the future of the universe, so to speak. While this isn't the most intriguing storyline, it was ok. I did feel a bit reaching at times but its a movie about giant robots so what do you expect.

I don't want to give away all of the details so I'll just list a few points of interest:
  • I love how they tied all of the previous movies together into this one. Even to the point that you see some familiar faces but we also meet a bunch of new faces. 
  • There were some funny moments but there was also a bunch of corny ones too. 
  • The CGI was good but it was a bit too much at times that it really looked fake.
  • We meet a lot of new robots in this movie too, which is always good.
  • It's nice to hear the origin story of the Transformers in general. But, why was Optimus so easily brainwashed?
  • I thought tying things back to King Arthur was an interesting spin. I would have never saw it coming. 
  • Mark Wahlbeger's character is still the same and worthy of being a knight, which I thought was cute. 
  • Vivian was...interesting. She looked EXACTLY like Megan Fox's character so it literally felt like the first movie all over again. Even Mark was giving me Shia moments at times.
Just when think the franchise is done, they drop a new thing on you. Stay for the post-credits because there's a secret ending you don't want to miss. 

All in all, it was ok. 

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