Mark Wahlberg confirms that he's done with the 'Transformers' franchise

Transformers 5 Bumblebee WWII 2

Transformers 5 Bumblebee WWII 2

If this is truly the last outing for Bay as director of the franchise, he goes out the only way he knows how with a big brainless outing that will always have fans wondering what could have been if someone else was in charge. Not one single movie in the series has been praised by critics, with two chapters scoring under 20% at Rotten Tomatoes.

Given the amount of wholesale destruction the cybernetic aliens known as Transformers have inflicted on Earth, it's a wonder any humans could view Optimus Prime and his friends as anything other than a grave threat to the planet's continued existence.

Director Michael Bay went with his signature style of filling the screens with elements that do not necessarily take your attention away from the subject and the attractive computer graphics and effects. I've taken on a lot of work... However, he later changed his mind and decided to make one more film in the successful Transformers franchise! But this is the last one.

Michael created this entire universe, so for him to give the helm to somebody else, I think it is going to be hard.

"You imagine that so much of the filming process uses CGI but Michael Bay actually loves to blow things up and had huge explosions buried in the ground and hanging from cranes, as well as fire jets and smoke machines".

"'Something's coming", says blue-collar hero Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), "and you can't shoot your way out of it". After five movies, we are definitely ready for something different, and definitely don't want to see someone try to be a poor man's Michael Bay.

You can hardly blame Michael Bay for continuing to work with the franchise, for it allows him to do what he does best and paint of the biggest canvas imaginable (reportedly 98% of the film was shot on IMAX cameras) - indeed, for all of the bad dialogue, the preposterousness of the story and some hammy acting, it's Bay's penchant for all things action that gives The Last Knight it's saving grace. Why do we keep paying money to see these movies knowing that they are so awful? She warns the scientists and tells them not to touch it because "He" won't like it. One wonders how long the erstwhile Mr. Carson has been waiting to tell someone they've made his shit list.

Yes, that's zero stars you see up there. No one on this movie seems to care at all about coherent narratives or continuity. If Transformers: The Last Knight makes back its budget then they'll be pleased, but if the film doesn't it won't matter.

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