The first teaser trailer for the fifth installment of Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers’ films has landed and, as you probably guessed, there are more explosions than you can shake a stick at!
Whilst the actual plot is still firmly under wraps at this point, from the trailer we can deduce that Optimus Prime is left in a bad way after the ending of the last film, ‘Age of Extinction’, as we see him floating around in space. The film looks set to show us how the Transformers have played a part in the Earth’s history as we see shots of wars across the years, and Antony Hopkin’s voice over talks about “two species at war. One flesh, one metal” and teases he knows the real reason the Transformers are on Earth. Amongst all the explosions, there’s a short shot of Optimus Prime fighting Bumblebee where he asks for forgiveness as he’s about to land a fatal looking blow. Is Prime set to be the villain of the film? Or is this just an out of context shot to get rumours circulating? We’ll have to wait and see…
The latest outing for Mark Wahlberg and the Autobots looks set to be bigger than ever, but does that necessarily equal better? I’ll admit that I lost my faith in the Transformers films after the first one, which was released in 2007 and is the only one I actually enjoyed. Since then, Michael Bay keeps trying to one-up himself and go bigger and better than the last, but this seems to come at the sacrifice of storylines true Transformers fans are begging to see.
I won’t lie, despite my reservations I will more than likely be going to see this in IMAX when it’s released (thank you cinema card!), because I know Bay likes to push his films visually and whilst the actual plot of the film may not grab my attention, the CGI and IMAX will.
What are your thoughts on the first trailer? Are you a fan of the Transformers films?
‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ rolls out into UK theatres 23rd June 2017