Rating: 7 stars
Seen 2 times
Seen on: 07/09/2017, 07/02/2017
Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Rated PG-13 | Length 154 minutes
Steve Buscemi | John Goodman | John Turturro | Stanley Tucci | Ken Watanabe | Sara Stewart | Phoebe Nicholls | Sophia Myles | Anthony Hopkins | Mitch Pileggi | Glenn Morshower | Mark Wahlberg | Frank Welker | Josh Duhamel | Peter Cullen | Mark Ryan | Jim Carter | Tony Hale | Steven Barr | John DiMaggio | Santiago Cabrera | Tom Wright | John Burke | Nicola Peltz | Pauline McLynn | Stephen Hogan | Omar Sy | Tom Kenny | Gil Birmingham | Jess Harnell | Gemma Chan | Reno Wilson | Elizabeth Croft | Alan Pietruszewski | Rebecca Front | Barbara Eve Harris | Liam Garrigan | Seeta Indrani | Laura Haddock | Mark Dexter | Drew Waters | Wendy Albiston | Tim Downie | Vincent Jerome | Granville Ames | Jacob Zachar | Maggie Steed | Rob Jarvis | Dan Warner | Andy Bean | Benjamin Flores Jr. | Juliocesar Chavez | Christina Tam | Erik Aadahl | John Hollingworth | Claude Knowlton | Jerrod Carmichael | Isabela Moner | Aisha Kabia | Daniel Adegboyega | Martin McCreadie | Kevin Kent | Simon Harrison | Walles Hamonde | Matthew Castle | Emily Tierney | Rob Witcomb | Jim Wisniewski | Phill Langhorne | Marcus Fraser | Sam Yim | Minti Gorne | Charlie Bouguenon | Ben Webb | Samuel Parker | Daniel Iturriaga | Wolfgang Young | Nicholas Khan | Leighton Sharpe | Aiyaz Ahmed | Mia Maria | Poppy Carter | Remi Adeleke | Perry Yee | Brian William Price | Christoper Vasquez | Krista Schaeffer | Jandre le Roux | Michael Richard
Despite not being to follow half of what was happening I enjoyed this movie. On par with the previous film, which I also enjoyed (hated 2 and 3, however). If I understand the plot correctly, they need to get Merlin’s staff to stop the Transformer Queen from devouring the Earth. Yet they take every possible long route to get to this with a bunch of extra side plotting and scenes just because… ? Maybe Michael Bay had all these ideas and wanted to squeeze them into the movie so they wrote and wrote more making the film extra bloated.
I think there’s a much better tighter film in there if they just intro’d the old team and the London setup with Laura Haddock (who thankfully has more to do here than be “dying mom” a la Guardians). Bring these two groups together then chase the staff to the final battle. But there’s so much more junk in here that maybe seemed cool on paper but just wastes screentime (the intro of all those imprisoned Decepticons is just one example).
Because it’s so long and overstuffed it makes it hard to revisit. But there are things I want to revisit. I’ll probably watch the previous film again then go see this at the $4 theater.