It focuses too heavily on human characters and features the same tasteless type of Michael Bay humor.
Mark Wahlberg insists that if director Michael Bay is really finished with the Transformers franchise, so is he. After sitting through this "Last Knight", the real shame is that they didn't turn her loose on the script. Hopkins is in the key role of Sir Edmund Burton, an astronomer and historian who lives with several Transformers on an estate in the British countryside.
Burton is the last living member of the Witwiccan Order, an ancient organisation of Transformers allies, and sends Yeager and handsome professor Viviane Wembly (Laura Haddock) on a quest to look for the staff. If Bay gets his way, who know what's next for Hasbro?
When the story proper kicks in, Autobots leader Optimus Prime is floating through space (half-frozen, in one of the film's choice shots). Mandatory. What if Merlin wasn't a wizard at all, but really just a soused charlatan whose "magic" staff was able to conjure the Transformers? If you're coming to see a Transformers movie, chances are you want to see robots kicking each other's butts. I still, my character, still has faith in Optimus.
"But the one thing I will say is that he's said it was his last one a number of films ago", Mark smiled. "It's time to do other stuff". Now that Cybertron has been destroyed, the only thing that can restore it is by the trashed Transformer homeworld's traveling to Earth and draining out the Earth's energy (yea, it's pretty much the plot of Independence Day: Resurgence). Every movie the studio has released so far this year has been a domestic flop or disappointment, as not one of their six 2017 releases so far has topped $60 million stateside. You should use that. It's such a change of pace for him, and when he's onscreen, the movie is watchable.
The movie is action-packed, yes, but it's all just action for action's sake. To make a comparison to that movie is a lofty promise, especially with a Transformers film, which aren't generally known for being the height of prestige blockbuster filmmaking. JJ [Abrams] told me, 'You're the only guy that could do this.' But it's time to move on.
Hey, you didn't need to be such a nemesis, Prime. Anytime, anywhere, just let me know.' So we'll see. The Transformers 5 after credit scene takes care of that.
If you decide to check out the movie anyway, watch it for Anthony Hopkins.