'Transformers: The Last Knight' Review: The Glass Ceiling of Robot Alien Movies

Here are two things I overheard upon arriving to see a screening of Transformers: The Last Knight . It was 7:35pm and the 5:00pm screening was just getting out. "It’s about two hours and 20 minutes," someone reported to someone else waiting in line. "But it feels like eight." Shortly after that, seated in the theater, a kid next me attempted to recap recent events in the franchise — Mark Wahlberg is the star now and plays a farmer who is also an inventor, Megatron is back from the dead again — before determining that, "Not knowing the plot is actually less confusing." But if you missed 2014’s Age of Extinction (the first Shia LaBeouf-less Transformers movie), rest assured that the plot is fully explained via voiceover during this one. EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes With Mark Wahlberg as ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Lays Waste to Stonehenge I mention the latter because there are a lot of moving parts in The Last Knight : Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager, the most movie name ever, living as an outlaw and raising baby Transformer dinosaurs. The return of Colonel Lennox (Josh Duhamel, back again after Dark of the Moon ). Optimus Prime, naturally. Flashbacks […]

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