Movie: Transformers: The Last Knight
Direction: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Hopkins
Music: Steve Jablonsky
Cinematographer: Johnathan Sela
Editor: Mark Sanger, John Refoua, Adam Gerstel, Roger Barton, Debra Neil-Fisher, Calvin Wimmer
Genre: Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
What is it about: It’s a sci-fi action film based on the Toy Line of the same name created by Hasbro. This will mark a direct sequel to the 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. This film is directed by Michael Bay.
Why it’s disappointing: This film was nothing like its previous films. Not even close, because it was full throttle on focussing the metallic objects. It blindsided the story and was high on action, which was playing with no direction. The film was in so much buzz with being shot on IMAX 3D camera, there was an expectation that it will be more than what the previous films were. It went on and on with Autobots and Decepticons fighting out each other without taking a breath. The worst part, was the length of the film, which was a hiatus 2hrs 34 minutes. It apparently gets tiring, if at all it was backed up by a neat screenplay, definitely would have been a great film. But it fails terribly and tries to bank on the technical aspects. Michael Bay is known for larger than life movies, but this one is just large junk.
Then there were actors, their performances were so generic that you get nausea. Was heart breaking to see Mark Whalberg making a fool out of him and so were the other actors.
What to watch out for: The only thing, which was good is the VFX and the IMAX 3D, which was quite a spectacle. The cinematography by Steve Jablonsky was great and it was backed with an amazing sound design which was in sync.
There was humour spread here and there, which keeps you entertained once in a while. Otherwise there’s hardly anything in the film, which you will find interesting.
Verdict: Michael Bay, gave sequel which was heavy on action and VFX with a weak screenplay. It doesn’t engage you at any point, you keep waiting for something interesting to happen, but eventually you get disappointed. You can give this a miss.