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This is probably the most expensive movie that you will see all summer. It is stuffed full of expensive actors, actresses and voices. If you haven’t watched the first five Transformers movies, don’t go to this one. You will be lost. If you have watched the first five movies you will probably be disappointed in this film. I

Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone to his home planet Cybertron which is dead and he finds out he is to blame. The key to saving Cybertron will mean the destruction of the Earth. The future of the Earth and Cybertron lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Academy Award nominee Mark Walhberg reprises his role as Cade Yeager. Academy Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins plays Sir Edmund Burton. Josh Duhamel is Colonel William Lennox. Laura Haddock is Vivian Wembley. Academy Award Nominee Stanley Tucci plays Merlin. I recognized three of the voices of the Transformers. John Goodman is Hound. Jim Carter, of Downton Abbey fame, voices Cogman and Steve Buscemi is the voice of Daytrader.

I wasn’t impressed with the acting. I expected more based on the talented cast that was amassed for this film; but even the best actor cannot do much with a feeble script.

Michael Bay who has directed all of the Transformer movies, directed “Transformers: the last Knight.”

The screenplay was written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway & Ken Nolan. It is based on a story by Academy Award Winner Akiva Goldsman and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway & Ken Nolan.

The CGI is fabulous. The transformers are fighting each other turning into cars and dragons all sorts of things; some I didn’t recognize. There was lots of fighting and running and chasing and very little story substance. I love action movies but this movie was only action and made little sense. A good action movie needs a good story if it is really going to be successful.

I asked several of the guys who were at the movie what they thought about the film and they thought the film was “just okay.” No one was too impressed. I saw it in 3-D and it isn’t necessary. Save your money and watch this on Netflix or get it at Red Box.

“Transformers: the Last Knight” opens the weekend at AMC Eastgate Showplace 6, AMC Showplace Edwardsville 12, the Jerseyville Stadium Theatre, and Granite City Cinema.

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