Michael Bay just doesn’t know when to stop.
He seems very hell bent on making the new Transforms movie ridiculous.
In the first movie, Transformers had not been to earth before.
Then in the following movies, they found out that their race had been, and they just hadn’t known it.
However, the latest TV spot for The Last Knight shows us that Transformers have always been here and that they have been involved in all kinds of important human events.
We see pictures of Transformers aiding King Arthur as members of The Knights of The Roundtable, a Transformer advising George Washington, Drift with actual samurai, a Transformer with the “Order of the Witwiccans, 1901”, Ironhide in WWI, Bumble Bee in WWII, and more. The Order of the Witwiccans is apparently some sort of society that was run by the Witwicky family.
Somehow this was all forgotten, even by the Witwicky family, except for by a secret society, which just so happens to have only one member left, Anthony Hopkins.
In The Last Knight Optimus Prime has gone evil, after apparently meeting his creator. Setting up his attack on Bumble Bee, which doesn’t look to go well for our yellow friend.
One of the trailers also shows a rather large spaceship coming to Earth, after tearing bits off the moon (Independence Day: Resurgence anyone?).
After that, all hell breaks loose with humanity’s weapons falling to the Transformers overpowering might. Only a few human heroes and the remaining Autobots stand against the destruction of the human race, as Optimus leads a drive to reestablish Cybertron on Earth.
Apparently, somewhere in the movie, maybe at the beginning, we’ll also be spending some time in the Middle Ages with King Arthur and in WWII with Bumble Bee. Leaks from the studio suggest that they are full segments, not just random clips.
As a fan of the original movie, I’ve been very saddened to see the series fall and honestly can not recommend this movie in theaters. It just looks ridiculous and I really don’t want to see Optimus go full dark side. I’m angry that the movies contradict each other, and also with Bay’s plans to make another ten Transformer movies.
That said, I do want the movie to be good. I want to be surprised and actually, enjoy this new concept of Transformers throughout history. My main issue is that it contradicts the earlier movies.
Transformers: The Last Knight is set for release on June 21.