Michael Bay and Transformers, you know the names but know that these two don't mix together. This 5th and supposedly final installment of the film series does what it's previous films does best; recycle itself and be more garbage than it was. With a storyline that had potential but delivered incoherently, cheesy one liners that felt forced and choppy editing, camera work and loud sounds that would make you go deaf or even numbers by the end.
The acting ranges between so-so to annoying, Mark Wahlberg is again at this weakest with this confused character trait from AOE, I have seen him in better films where he can expand more and be a real action man on screen. Josh Duhamel returns in a good performance that doesn't give him much to do, Laura Haddock is the 2nd best actress in the film and the series itself, having beauty and acting chops she had mix well together while the worst and annoying cast member was Isabela Moner, who was pretty much miscast for the film.
There a few good things about this though: Anthony Hopkins making the best of his character, trying to explain the 'significance' of the story while getting a few laughs out along the way, the visual effects are at top notch as with the previous films and the finale that obviously leaves the door open for more films (though Bay and Wahlberg have said they are done with the series). Overall, The Last Knight is definitely a disappointment but only slightly better than Age of Extinction in terms of the final action set piece scale. With only some good comedy moments from Hopkins and the decent CGI effects from Industrial Light and Magic, this film feels like its wasted 2 and 1/2 hours (maybe longer) of precious time that I could spent elsewhere. Just hope that now Bay doesn't come anywhere near the MCU and the DCEU franchises.
1.5/5 - Nick
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