Here we go again. Transformers 5 is on its way.
When I heard about Transformers: The Last Knight, my eyes rolled so far back in my head I could see my brain getting pissed off at the thought of it.
Bit of an intense reaction? Maybe, but I really am sick of the whole franchise. Let’s take a quick look back at it.
I was around the age of 12 when the first Transformers movie came out.
Remembering it, I think it was the first film I ever truly loved. To date, I would estimate that I’ve seen it around 26 times, from start to finish, knowing all the lines better than the actors themselves.
By the time Transformers 2 came around, I was a little bit older, but already a lot bored.
The same goes for numbers 3 and 4. I got very tired seeing the same beefed up jocks with pea shooters take down 10-metre giant robots, while somehow miraculously outrunning them through the streets of gorgeous cities.
Likewise, I couldn’t handle the obviously weak storylines which were substituted with explosions the size of the franchise’s budgets.
One particular feature that always tests my patience is the slow-motion canted angle of the female protagonist as shrapnel and fire blaze around her, while her hair and makeup stay miraculously perfect.
For the most part, the movies were lame.
They lost the excitement of the cartoons – the quirkiness and originality. It’s as though Michael Bay wanted to stamp his name on the franchise, but accidentally spilt the ink and then blew it up with a team of pyrotechnics.
So naturally, upon hearing that they were making a fifth movie, I was so beaten down I could barely protest.
It’s not fair to judge without having seen it yet, but I can say with almost complete certainty that I am not going to enjoy this one.
What are your thoughts? Are you excited for Transformers: The Last Knight?