I have been a Transformers loyalist ever since the first movie of the series was released in 2007. I still secretly have a wish that someday I’d end up in a car that’d be my Bumble Bee. Alas, not all dreams and wishes come true (not exactly the stupid ones). With the release of Transformers 5: The Last Knight, I knew that a trip to the cinema was inevitable. Glad to have an amazing family who loved Transformers, as I do. With gazillion phases of pre-planning we ended up watching the movie this Saturday and what we saw is a combination of a magnificent execution of visual effects with a lack of sensible content.
In all honesty that goes with most of the sci-fi movies but a lot do try to connect the dots well. However, with movie brands like Transformers that clearly depict their humans, as actual humans and then have them fall from a height of more than 100 meters without crack opening their heads or damaging their ribs, I mean which brand of cereal had they been munching on?
Hollywood’s game in terms of creating breathtaking visual scenery has no bounds indeed. But there has to be a connection! Keeping facts straight, our planet Earth can very easily get off of the gravitational belt in case it gets hit by a meteor(I’d say medium-sized). But what were they even thinking when Cybertron actually invaded Earth and dragged through the Pyramids or even China, without even going through the hellfire of our atmospheric pressure.
For the final conflict, I cannot come out of the spell of HOW they could ‘transform’ a purely mechanical led sci-fi plot to a Merlin melodrama? HOW! When Transformers had the ability to keep it going without the help of spells, wizards and witchcraft, why did they believe it would’ve been a great idea to infuse it with a magical world of Alice! Spells cast on the mighty Optimus Prime, having all powers invested in the utterly sexy- PhD historian, Ms. Vivian Wembley who by the way, was the direct descendant of Merlin some, 1600 years later. It didn’t have to be something magical, it was already too magical for us to believe.
The overall cinematic experience was grand, with the newest entries Mercedes GT R- Drift the French Autobot (Hot Rod) assigned to kidnap Vivian and the custom-built Ford Mustang that was witnessed in the form of a Decepticon. You walk in expecting crazy transformations and you end up enjoying all that, in 3D. Transformers 5, ends up with a spoiler leading towards the sequel and it’s more than obvious that the Goddess Quintessa found her way back to Earth and that the Last Knight wasn’t really the last.
My rating for Transformers 5: The Last Knight falls not more than 2.5