The transformers movie is bordering on imaginative, so whilst it is still bad it isn’t nearly as bad as most of the other entries in the series. This one is rarely creepy which is a nice change. Though I’m wondering if one day this will become as done to death as the highlander series.
Aug'18 - I try to give every movie a fair shake but damn was it hard to get past the randomly switching aspect ratios all through the film. It's shameful when your'e working at this level. So much complacency.The nerds in the back working on character design, animation, sound all did a top job as ever. The filmmaking is functional. Literally just place a bunch of cameras actively moving and or on tele and cut.
Michael Bay lost his head, coolness and filmmaking skills over the last two Transformers movie. He really needs to step down from this franchise, he has nothing more to offer to this series. If he is stubborn and will make an another movie things will not improve for none of the parties. Anyway this is the weakest link in this franchise that started a decade ago.
A great big steaming pile of nonsense. I had the urge to air out my living room after watching this. They tried to go the Marvel movie route by trying to check off all the right boxes; good gender mix, check! ethnically diverse robots, check! mark wahlberg attempting humor, well it is what it is! Watch this while you fold your laundry, or better yet, when vacuuming.. you won't regret missing the dialogue.
This is probably the best in the franchise, which does not make it decent at all, but it was way more entertaining than I thought it would be. It gets so ridiculous and stupid that you simply lose all perspective and critical thinking, to the point where the crap you are watching actually makes sense. I really have no clue how or why these pieces of shit keep getting made, but all in all this could've been worse.
The final bayformers(& i'm thinking he has been given more control each time)is such a mad, cuckoo auterist achievement it commands a reexamination of his previous work.It's thoroughly unrelenting, cameras on top of cameras on cranes and gliders - 4 movies of backstory&characters to play with- Bay goes supernova, transforming into Jules Verne and sending Whalberg- his greatest character, to the sea and to the sky.▽
Any movie franchise that relies on the enthusiasm of elementary schoolers invariably has a limited shelf life. It's just a shame that audience excitement for the "Transformers" property had to dwindle right as director Michael Bay delivered his most discursive, auteurist, and (arguably) most technically impressive entry in the series. The bastard son of Scott, Cameron, and Spielberg has come home to roost.