TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT – Rated PG-13 – 2 hrs. 29 mins.

Transformers

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT – Rated PG-13 – 2 hrs. 29 mins.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner and Stanley Tucci

As we venture back to the days of Sir Lancelot and our favorite magician Merlin (Stanley Tucci), it seems that the Transformers have already arrived, many moons before Optimus Prime was in our midst…

When the folklore of the past seems to cast a shadow on the present, we find our world under siege against our Transformer friends, some of who are now under the care of the young and courageous Izabella (Isabela Moner).

Still aiding our Autobot friends, we meet again the brash Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), whose hiding place for our steel friends is revealed, forcing them to seek refuge from our military, and the new Transformers who are arriving to annihilate our world…

And as Optimus Prime is summoned back to the world of his creation, it seems that he must choose between saving his own world ~ or saving ours ~ as the “tales of old “ finally come to fruition…setting up an epic battle between the present and the past…

I give TRANSFOMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT a rating WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD or NETFLIX. Sorry to say, this franchise ~ and its storylines ~ are getting rather blah and mundane…as even taking us back to the world of medieval times can’t save this ailing franchise. I’m guessing that the medieval world is the “new way” to attempt to save every franchise that needs a reboot, as this storyline was also just ventured into as one of the subplots of the last MUMMY movie too, and it didn’t work for me in that film either.   Bay once again has put his mark upon this film, as some of the action sequences are better than a lot of the war films I have seen. And even though the acting by Wahlberg, Hopkins, Tucci, and even newcomer Isabela Moner was adequate ~ the truth is, not even Optimus Prime himself can save this film from coming across as way-too-long, and way-to-mediocre when it was all said and done. If you have loved the previous films, then by all means, venture to a theater near you to catch this one in 3D too. But, if you are hoping for a new and exciting adventure into the untold past of our favorite Autobots, then you are going to be sadly disappointed, which is why I suggest you wait and see this film on DVD or NETFLIX!

Kathy Kaiser