There are few directors whose brand of big and empty mayhem are a perfect match for the Super Bowl, but Michael Bay is one of them. So, naturally, there’s a game day spot for “Transformers: The Last Knight” (lol, that title is still hilarious to me).
This is no longer your kid’s franchise, as things are moodier and grittier than ever as the Autobots and Decepticons once again fight for some reason (sorry, I checked out on the mythology of this series ages ago). Here’s the synopsis:
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.
Bay declares that “there’s never been a Transformers film with the huge visual scope and expansive mythology as this movie,” so adjust your expectations accordingly.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner and Santiago Cabrera, “Transformers: The Last Knight” opens on June 23rd.