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Transformers The Last Knight movie review

Have you ever taken a moment to notice that Transformers movie editing is taking a back seat to the mentality of sandbox logic play these days?

Do you know why critics hate Michael Bay‘s Transformers film franchise? Because the final, edited product that hits theaters is crap. The final editing is so bad in most of these films that I must surmise that Michael Bay and his production teams must not give a crap about the movie-goer.

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Warning, a few The Last Knight spoilers ensue, here and there. Nothing big, but still…

Don’t get me wrong, it’s obvious that Michael Bay loves making a specific kind of action film and it shows. But the way they construct the final product of the scripted story feels like they come up with different plot points and haphazardly shove them into his action filming.

But the problem is not necessarily the editing. The real problem is that while film consumers continue to spend money to go see the movies and buy the latest toys, Paramount, Hasbro and Bay have no reason to improve upon the issue. Period.

But more than the critics are taking note, considering that it’s made almost $270 million domestically in its first 10 days or so, but it’s strongest fan base has given it a 5.3/10 on IMDb, while the critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes sits at a paltry 15%.

Let me demonstrate what I’m seeing.

In Transformers The Last Knight we seemed to have a multitude of different stories and franchise plot points with our focus jumping back and forth between these different stories. And to be honest, that’s fine. There was a lot to tell that ranged from character and society updates from the last film, to the new stories, characters and events introduced in this film.

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June 23, 2017

–Transformers The Last Knight is the usual fare of a quickly jumbled told tale of the humans in the story, updates about the planet and Transformers peppered with robot updates that evolves (or devolves) into the usual planet-saving slug-fest between good and bad forces. – Transformers toys, movies and more… Warning, The Last Knight spoilers […]

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‘Transformers 4’ Gets New Actor + Some Movie Story Background

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Various News Bits From Around the Web 9-13-12

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More ‘Transformers 4’ News, From Michael Bay Himself

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First we had a nice little fake Transformers 4 promo poster. But it was interesting timing because the LA Times chatted up Michael Bay recently at his Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood and the new movie came up. On talking about Transformers 4, Bay was setting some details out there about his upcoming new […]

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‘Transformers 4’ First Fake Promo Art Is Here!

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It first appeared as if the promotional nudge for Transformers 4 may have begun. I saw this image was called the first promo art for the movie and my source thought they dug around enough and could not disprove that it was or wasn’t fan art. I was pretty jazzed thinking this might be the […]

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June 6, 2012

Check out this quickie preview scene from The Amazing Spider-Man movie… it gives nothing (much) away… – LOL… Transformers 4 will be Michael Bay‘s final Transformers movie… again. LA Times, in a piece about the new Transformers ride, says that Bay says The director, by the way, says that the fourth film will include some […]

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Movie Production Status Changes For The Week of April 18th, 2012

April 18, 2012

This week I saw some tidbits from a professional services account I hold, showing some production status changes for a few movies that are on the near to distant (within a year?) horizon of seeing their theatrical releases. Amongst the titles in this list are movies like Anchorman 2, Transformers 4, Akira, a new Jack […]

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People Pickled About Michael Bay’s Plans for ‘Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie

March 22, 2012

in case you haven’t, the news on the street was that Michael Bay was planning on adding his own take to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-adaptation reboot of the franchise.

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