'Transformers: The Last Knight' Is Number One At Weekend Box Office

"They take a lot out of you", Bay said. And yet, I expect "Baby Driver" to make less in its entire run than "Transformers 5" does on its opening weekend.

I do not like this series.

To be clear, I don't think every film has to have something important to say to be considered worthwhile entertainment - I have viewed "Tango & Cash" over a dozen times in my life, and I have yet to glean from it any applicable truths of the human condition.

"Either this movie is dumb or I am". "But usually I'm going with Bay". To cap it all off, you've got the traitorous Leonard Nimoy-bot attempting to usher in the apocalypse from Trump Tower in Chicago - in 2017, no other "Transformers" movie feels that correct. Though her presence in the first half of the film makes her seem important, the second half diminishes her significance nearly completely, adding absolutely nothing to what little plot there is. Optimus Prime has left Earth, Cade Yeager (Wahlberg) is a fugitive in hiding with his Autobot friends. The answer of course was, "You put even more transforming robot cars racing along a high way at two hundred miles an hour". The writers strike was looming, and they basically came up with the script in three weeks, which clearly shows in the final product.

But don't worry; if for some reason the drawn-out and incoherent battle scenes are what you liked about the earlier films, the climactic one here is still both of those things.

I have been a Transformers fanboy since I was a child. Still, this entire franchise has proven to be "critic-proof, with each movie earning a "Rotten" rating, while it has also proven its mettle in the overseas market". They did just about everything right with this installment, and it went on to become the highest grossing of the series to date.

Overall, there's not much to say about the latest installement of Transformers, boring characters, a conviluted plot, an overuse of explosions and a ridiculously long run time all made for a pretty tiresome movie. Enter Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. There have been many changes over the years, with the movie versions proving to be the most recognized one to today's audience.These movies, including and especially this latest entry, "The Last Knight", are a long way from their G1 ancestor. I have no doubt that it'll be a huge financial success, though it'll also likely be Bay's last outing as director in the franchise. It seems unlikely that the momentum is there, but there's clearly more than meets the eye to "The Last Knight". Well, we'll have to wait and see on that front. It has the largest per-screen average of any film opening on more than one screen this year. In the United Kingdom, the film is expected to bring in $130 million. Love him or hate him, you can't deny that he's as successful as he is because he's an incredibly talented director, and that shows in his work with the Transformers franchise.

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