It is no secret that Michael Bay (director of the Transformers films) has been criticized from day one over his interpretation of this legendary franchise. We may be in for more of that with Transformers: The Last Knight, however there is a possibility that this film may actually be decent. There are definitely positives and negatives, as it seem Optimus Prime will travel back to the King Arthur days and speak with Sir Lancelot and other knights, as evident in the IMDB listings. Of course, the knights could simply be new versions of Transformers. The upside is that we believe that we will finally, after long wait, get Unicron.
We got a new trailer at the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday night, that apparently shows a post-apocalyptic Earth where the Decepticons have won. Check it out.
My first question is, "Um, isn't that the robot from Robocop?" I actually had to look this up, and it is called Ed-209 -- I should have known that, but you know, old age and all. Then it goes into "the girl" who looks to be the actual badarse of the movie. She narrates herself with the assumption of people thinking that she is simply a weak girl and then decimates everything in her path.
We see a battle between Bumblebee and Optimus, and at the end of the trailer a dinobot (who I really want to hear utter the phrase "Me Grimlock") gobbles up a car, and Mark Whalberg orders him to spit it out, the vehicle now in much worse shape than before it was consumed.
We were also rewarded with a TV spot that features 5 kids running for their lives from this Ed-209 looking robot, and hide under a rubble of concrete. The evil bot leaves, and the rubble raises only to reveal Bumblebee hiding underneath, or so I thought. This is actually the transformer Canopy, and he appears to be in terrible shape. Check the spot out here:
Transformers: the Last Knight will star Mark Whalberg as Cade Yeager, Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edmund Burton, John Goodman voicing Hound, Stanley Tucci as Joshua Joyce, and John Turturro returns as Agent Simmons. The movie will drop on June 23, 2017, just in time for the summer blockbusters.
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
With Unicron, the incredible cast, and the post-apocalyptic world, could this be the movie that will finally get Michael Bay a huge thumbs-up? Let's hear from you!