Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth in the never-ending franchise about toy robots bashing each other to pieces, and Mark Wahlberg returns as the stupidly-name Cade Yeager, although seemingly, Nicola Peltz will not be returning as his daughter, Tessa, and there’s no sign either of the wonderful James Bachman as Gill Wembley, assistant to Stanley Tucci‘s Joshua Joyce who IS returning. Confused? Probably not.
In this new movie, due out next summer, Optimus Prime finds that his home planet, Cybertron, is now completely dead… and it was all his fault. So, he needs to bringing it back to life, and in order to do that… he needs an artifact that just happens to be on Earth! So, he’s on his way back!
With a script from Matt Holloway, Art Marcum and Ken Nolan, the cast also includes Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Isabela Moner, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Jean Dujardin, Liam Garrigan as King Arthur (really??), and the voices of John DiMaggio, Ken Watanabe, Frank Welker, Jess Harnell, plus Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime.
Transformers: The Last Knight is released in the UK on June 23rd 2017, and while I’ve still only previously seen the first movie, plus Transformers: Age Of Extinction, I’ll go and see this on the big screen and at Odeon’s Manchester Printworks IMAX screen as rather than just shooting in 2.35:1, the last one also opened up to 1.90:1 for a considerable amount of the movie, rather than Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ lazy five minutes during Rey and Finn’s escape in the Millennium Falcon (which was shot in 1.44:1, so could’ve opened up even MORE in Manchester, but dipshit Disney didn’t send out more than three 70mm IMAX prints across the entire country, so Odeon never got to show it in that format. What a shame.)
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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