Country: United States
Category: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Release Date: Jun 23, 2017
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Gemma Chan, Laura Haddock, Mark Wahlberg
Age Restriction: PG-13
Duration: 129 minutes
Budget: $103, 000, 000
Box Office: $$$?
It’s a cataclysmic struggle for survival of a species. It’s a new installment in a blockbuster series of films. It’s a vehicle (pun intended) for award winners Mark Wahlberg and Sir Anthony Hopkins. It’s an action packed film full of car chases, battles, explosions, and mayhem. It’s Transformers: The Last Knight online!
In 2017 the transformers return, both to the screen and on the screen. With so many planets, why do they keep returning to Earth? What’s the secret that draws them? This new film reveals that the Transformers have been interacting with humans since the time of King Arthur’s knights—and real-life knight Sir Anthony Hopkins may hold the keys to all the secrets.
Featuring characters that pay subtle homage to other cult classic films like Star Wars and Terminator, Transformers: The Last Knight movie is packed with the kind of explosive action expected by franchise fans.
Fans who were able to watch Transformers: The Last Knight 2017 online at the recent Cinemacon 2017 posted glowing reviews of the quarter-hour of footage to which they were treated. Even a reviewer who was a self-confessed detractor of the previous movies expressed an urge to see the rest of this one!
This fifth Transformers cinema installment serves to expand the Transformers mythology by offering more of an origin story, reaching back to Medieval times. The all-star cast includes not only Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, but also Stanley Tucci, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Laura Haddock, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Isabela Moner, and Peter Cullen returning as the voice of Optimus Prime.
Transformers: The Last Knight 2017 full movie begins in legendary Arthurian times, with knights in iron armor and an alliance between humans and transformers. Most of the movie, however, takes place in the future, a time when mechanized warriors hold sway and humans are endangered. One man (Sir Edmund Burton, played by Anthony Hopkins) holds the key that ties past to present, and explains the long and ongoing history of transformers and humans.
Autobots have sustained a long relationship with humans, dating from the alliance between Arthur’s knights and the robotic Knights of Cybertron. Sir Burton has a robot companion who now suffers from a robot form of dementia due to his advanced age. Naturally, those autobots of yore couldn’t effectively have disguised themselves as modern automobiles in older days, and Sir Burton’s particular friend transforms into a World War I era tank.
Burton has also known Bumblebee since he himself was a boy, and he is soon to meet Canopy, who has befriended a feisty street fighter named Izabella. The only character from “Age of Extinction” (the fourth Transformers movie) is Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager, who has a particular destiny to fulfill among this film’s autobots.
Izzy and Cade are brought together with Burton, thanks to the offices of Burton’s bot-butler, and a lady professor from Oxford, Vivian Wembley, completes the movie’s main grouping. Played by Laura Haddock, the professor strikes sparks with Cade and the two bandy insults about each other’s cultural backgrounds. Their badinage and banter provide a good deal of the film’s lighter moments, though Sir Burton’s very British additions bring humor to the story as well.
Burton takes Cade and Wembley to King Arthur’s round table, and explains to them about the twelve knights and the corresponding twelve transformers of olden days. A prophecy speaks of a chosen savior, an amulet of Cade’s proves historically significant, Optimus Prime awakes (or does he?)… The drama and suspense increase as the movie rushes explosively along.
All this is set against a backdrop of global war, with humans fighting against all the machines without regard to whose side those machines have been on. Optimus Prime is now gone (though we’ll hear from him during the course of the movie) and everyone’s role seems up for debate. Villains or heroes, heroes or hunted, it’s a battle for survival where only knowledge of the past can save the future.
Paramount pictures is launching Transformers: The Last Knight full movie as part of a larger project to create an overarching Transformers universe, not unlike the DC Extended Universe at Warner Brothers, or the Marvel Cinematic Universe at Disney. Michael Bay has directed all five films thus far, and although he says this will be his last directorship in the series, his new role will be teaming up with Bonaventura (producer) and Spielberg (executive producer) to foster an environment in which writers can create new prequels, sequels, and spin-offs of the existing Transformers movies.
In the meantime, Bay has focused his creative attentions on film number five, although he says it’s not intended to feel like a “number five.” Instead, he says, it’s a fresh look into the world of the Transformers. For this particular film, Bay worked with Ken Nolan, Matt Holloway, and Art Marcum—all of them writers for “Iron Man.”
Principle photography for Transformers: The Last Knight stream wound through Havana Cuba, Phoenix Arizona, Detroit Michigan, and Chicago Illinois in North America. European filming took place in Norway, Ireland, England (Stonehenge, London, Northumberland, and Yorkshire), Wales, and Scotland.
Industrial Light and Magic is reprising its role as the primary company producing visual effects, including such scenes as an alien spaceship crashing underwater, and the characters of the Transformers themselves. By this point in the franchise, Industrial Light and Magic has established a solid working relationship with director and producers, and their closely knit teamwork is visible in the seamless action of the movie.
After all the preparation and production, now it’s nearly time to watch Transformers: The Last Knight!