RETHINK YOUR HEROES.
Optimus Prime and Megatron are long gone, but new Transformers keep coming back to Earth; Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) finds new allies in his quest to learn why. The fifth and worst of the franchise (so far) relies on a lot of comedy that falls flat (including a butler bot voiced by Downton Abbey star Jim Carter) and when it isn’t cheesy, as in the opening that takes us back to the age of King Arthur, it’s downright dull. The 3D battles are all vintage Michael Bay, but curiously unimpressive. Anthony Hopkins is woefully wasted.
2017-U.S. 148 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Michael Bay. Cast: Mark Wahlberg (Cade Yeager), Laura Haddock (Vivian Wembley), Anthony Hopkins (Sir Edmund Burton), Josh Duhamel, Isabela Merced, Jerrod Carmichael… Stanley Tucci, John Turturro. Voices of John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Steve Buscemi, Omar Sy.