The Knightly Scroll


Matthew Demchak, Opinion Editor

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Ever since 2005 when I first heard of them, I’ve been in love with the Transformers. I mean, who doesn’t like giant robots shooting each other into little tiny metal bits.

The latest installment in the movie franchise, The Last Knight, is no exception.

I’ll admit, the movies aren’t the greatest (we all still shudder at the disaster that was Revenge of the Fallen), but I had high hopes for this movie. The trailers made it look like this would be the best film yet.

Though this was not the case (the first film in the franchise is still the best, hands down), this was still as good as I expected.

For starters, Mark Wahlberg returned as the starring role of Cade Yeager from the previous film, joining Josh Duhamel and John Turturro, who reprise their roles as William Lennox and Seymour Simmons from previous movies. Other actors that join the cast include Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, and Isabela Moner who play Viviane Wembly, Sir Edmund Burton, and Izabella.

Of course, of bigger excitement to me were the returning Transformers. Legendary Transformer voice actor Peter Cullen returns once again to voice Optimus Prime. Other returning Transformers include Bumblebee, Drift, Crosshairs, Hound, Megatron, and Barricade. This movie also marks the debut of the Autobot Hot Rod in the movie universe, and I do have to say that hearing Hot Rod speak with a French accent was very amusing.

This movie also uses amazing visuals, including an undersea scene, a few space scenes, and of course, planet Cybertron itself.

Most important of all, however, would be all the new mentions of Transformers lore in the movie. We saw for the first time in the movies the creator of the Transformers, Quintessa, which is based off of the creators of the Transformers in the original series, the Quintessons. Also appearing for this first time is the mention of the ultimate evil in the Transformers films, Unicron. It was hinted that Unicron is the Earth itself, which is based on the Transformers Prime

Cartoon. It was very exciting to see all these fun references to the past of the Transformers Universe.

Overall, I do have to give this movie a B-. While it was pretty good with visuals and explosions and whatnot, there still wasn’t much of a plot. But all in all, it was definitely worth my time.

The Movie Franchise will live on despite Director Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg being done with the franchise, with a spinoff starring Bumblebee and a sixth film slated to come out in the near future. Until then, Autobots: Transform and Roll Out!

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