Transformers: The Last Knight is another summer blockbuster where you walk into the theaters not expecting to sense the suspense of The Godfather or a plot as twisted as in The Game. You just want to be entertained for two and half hours, witness some state-of-the-art computer-generated imaginary with your family member and enjoy some get-together time.
The latest installment, the fifth in turn, of the Transformers franchise delivers in all of the aforementioned qualities.
This is because Director Michael Bay (Bad Boys, Armageddon, 13 Hours) knows the success formula (Bay has directed four of the previous ones): you need a human cast juxtaposing against the giant robots with their verbal talent. In this case, a cast of Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, Patriots Day), Sir. Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs, Hitchcock) and Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2) are the perfect trio.
Bay lets the robots take care of the wildest gunfights and martial arts moves, while Wahlberg (Cade Yeager) and Haddock (Vivian Wembley) twist their tongues equivalent to Optimus Prime slashing the head of a Decepticon with his mighty sword. Hopkins, in turn, entertains us as Sir Edmund Burton, a goofy historian affixed with the history of the Transformers.
What about the plot then? Well, the humans and Transformers are at war. The key to saving our future lies buried deep into the past.
The rest you have to find out yourself.
Transformers: The Last Knight premieres in cinemas June 25.