'The Last Knight' needs to be the last Transformers film

The first reviews of Transformers: The Last Knight are in, and they're mostly pretty negative.

Di Bonaventura confirmed the film will be set in 1985 which is an important year for the "Transformers" franchise as it was the year the toy line was first introduced.

"Transformers: The Last Knight" premieres June 21 in the U.S. It's rated PG-13.

Don't worry, we're also losing count here; nonetheless, number five in the Michael Bay franchise is titled Transformers: The Last Knight - and no, the last knight isn't Sam Witwicky (thank goodness).

"Michael Bay knows that come 7:30, it's time for me to go to bed", Wahlberg said. "Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, the actor said the new film is "the last one" for him and that he looks forward to "[getting] my life back".

Now on his fifth (and reportedly last) outing with the shape-changing robots, Bay likes nothing better than firing off endless rounds of ammunition into the sky, as the American military take on the Autobots and the Decepticons, those mechanical beings that transform in the blink of an eye into cars, jet planes, lorries and other vehicles. Matt Singer from ScreenCrush states, "Either this movie is dumb or I am".

Transformers: The Last Knight's voice cast includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, John Goodman as Hound, and John DiMaggio as Crosshairs.

Once again, the resourceful Cade (Mark Wahlberg) is at the center of it all, having come into contact with an object that could hold the key to Earth's salvation.

The movie, which focuses on a war between humans and Transformers, will launch on Tuesday in 546 locations in the U.S.at 7 p.m. local time in 3D Imax and RealD large format showings, before it expands to 3,000 an hour later. There also are nice moments with Drift (Ken Watanabe's voice), a samurai designer bot; Hot Rod (Omar Sy), a slick French-accented newer model; and Cogman (Downton Abbey's Jim Carter), the smart-talking butler bot to Lord Burton. That's an ending for you. I get that the staff need to eat, but I don't particularly think I need to see their lunch smudged across Mark Wahlberg's face for 140 minutes.

In fact, if that comes to pass, it would be a 30 percent drop from the 2014 opening of "Age of Extinction", and that film made more than $100 million less in North America than the film before it.

As with previous Transformers installments, Industrial Light & Magic serves as the main visual effects company for Transformers; The Last Knight.

If you go onto Rotten Tomatoes' website, you can see that the current rating (as of time of writing) for the film is a dismal 18 percent. However, no matter what new knowledge this movie imparts, it is still ultimately a Michael Bay movie.

  • Salvatore Jensen