Jack and I watched Transformers: The Last Knight and we have very different reviews of the movie. We poll the audience to get their reactions to the movie as well. Watch the review and determine if this movie is one you want to watch.
Jack did not like the movie at all. I believe he said it was possibly the worst movie he has seen in recent history. He cited his reasons for disliking it as bad dialogue, unneeded characters, and humor that missed the mark.
While I do not disagree with Jack’s assessment, it wasn’t enough to make the movie unenjoyable for me. I knew this was a Michael Bay film going into the theater so I didn’t expect lots of witty dialogue or deep character development. What I did expect was great graphics and lots of action. The movie delivered on both of those aspects.
This is reportedly the last Transformers movie for both Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay. I am hoping the reason for the extra characters is to bring them in as the leads in following movies.
This movie also introduces us to Unicron and Quintessa. Anyone familiar with Transformers lore will recognize Unicron as a major big bad from the comics. Also, the Quintessons have ties to both Primus and Unicron. They are known galaxy-wide as traders, entrepreneurs, and businessmen. Their dealings are often laced with intrigue and betrayal. They prefer subtle manipulation, scheming, and advanced technology over brute force.
If you are looking for a movie with good dialogue and lots of character development…. don’t go to a Michael Bay movie. If you just want to escape your reality for two and a half hours while watching awesome CGI of big robots fighting each other…. then go see Transformers: Last Knight.
A big thanks to Alamo Drafthouse for allowing us to review the movie at their beautiful theater and to RayWork Productions for capturing all our silliness and editing it down to a great video.