It’s Another Bout of Man vs. Machine in 'Transformers: The Last Knight'
By Devvon Eubanks
They have been to Earth. They have been on the moon. And they have even been turned into dinosaurs. So the only question that remains is: where are the Transformers going now?
Starting next summer, the fifth iteration of the live-action Transformers franchise will be released with “Transformers: The Last Knight,” which will be the last Transformers film directed by Michael Bay. Following the end of 2014’s “Age of Extinction,” Autobot leader Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) is in space, seeking to find answers about the origins of his race. Meanwhile, on Earth, the battle continues between man and machine as Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), the other humans, and the Autobots continue the fight against the evil Decepticons for the supremacy of Earth. Complete with tons of explosions and special effects, metal-on-metal action, and a questionable Optimus Prime as a potential adversary, the new trailer seems to indicate this movie might have some decent plot twists and big revelations that have been building since the start of the franchise.
But even though the last film grossed a staggering $1.1 billion in the box office in 2014, one has to wonder if audiences are ready for yet another Transformers sequel. Though this could be Michael Bay’s last film featuring the mechanical marvels, the trailer shows the same action that's been seen before, whether viewers love the series or hate it. What more can be done to spice up this franchise? What new plot twists will there be, and will these new details keep moviegoers engaged for future installments? Finally, will the acting and story be on par with previous films, or will Bay conjure something fresh and new that has never been done before? Hopefully, fans, naysayers, and newcomers will be able to find something to love, or at least like.
Overall, we will see if there's more than meets the eye when “Transformers: The Last Knight” is released in theaters on June 23, 2017.