By now we should all know that the Transformers films are not subtle and clearly lacking in narrative. But that’s okay. Since 2007 these films have been blowing up cities and the box office. But now it all comes to an end for director Michael Bay (or does it?).
Transformers: The Last Knight will be his final film (is it really?), and he intends to go out with a Bayhem bang. Though the Transformers film franchise has had a history of just being big robots and big explosions, The Last Knight may be the first to actually expand on the long history of the alien robot species’ relationship with humans. Check out the newest trailer for the film below.
There’s really no sense in breaking down this trailer. Sure there is some new footage, mostly of Anthony Hopkins‘ character revealing that the Autobots and Decepticons have been on Earth for a lot longer than anyone could have imagined. Then again, the franchise has had a history of rewriting its own history. But as long as audiences come in to watch these films, it can destroy its own continuity as long as it wants to. That hasn’t hurt the X-Men film franchise whatsoever.
Though it’s not clear how Transformers have stayed out of the history books. I mean, a secret society keeping giant robots and giant robot craters a secret can only be kept for so long.
Starring in the movie is Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner, and Santiago Cabrera.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
When all seems lost, a few brave souls can save everything we’ve ever known. The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, 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. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). 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.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens in theaters on June 21.