Usually, I think that prequels or sequels are doomed; like there should be a cap or like a “Come to Jesus” moment. (Like, “Let’s make a sequel!” …how about no?) I enjoyed the first series of films (starring Shia Lebeouf), however, they just never stuck with me. While I do enjoy Shia Lebeouf, I just could not bring myself to like the stereotypical Autobots they constantly swapped/switched out. They just kept adding characters and dialogue that was just honestly rather repetitive and bland. Well, not much has changed, but the addition of Mark Wahlberg; it seems like the film took a more substance-driven direction. In The Last Knight, the added “origin” stories make the film less shallow than its predecessors thanks to Cogman. (Heh… “predecessor” sounds like a Decepticon). By the end of the film, Cogman will be the best friend you needed but didn’t ask for.
The film takes place after Age of Extinction, it would seem like a year or so past between films and Cade is sort of this unintentional obstructionist, Decepticons and Autobots alike are leader-less, an unforseen threat approaches and the return of a very different optimus prime. How can I even forget Anthony Hopkins? He made this film even better. I really enjoyed moments between him and Cogman, they were utterly hysterical.
I cant get into too many details without ruining it for any interested parties. I will say this; if you’re like me and you’re looking for depth, tap into your inner Frozen Princess and “Let It Go“. This is a film geared towards the graphics, effects and the lois theatre “booms”from the speakers. Not to say The film isn’t fun or exciting(which it is); just go and enjoy it, but don’t hope for any deep moments or Starscream. What drew me in initially was Mark Walhberg as Cade Yeager, then I saw Gemma Chan as a character (Quintessa). I’m not going to spoil what her character gets into –
– but she is part of the main cast of my favorite TV series, Humans, which is on AMC/BBC. She was the perfect choice for Quintessa, I’ll leave it at that. To wrap this up, the best I can say about all this is that the Transformers are kind of expected every now and again. Whether it’s from the 1st film until the 5th, you can’t go wrong.