More than meets the eye…

well not in a Transformers movie there isn’t. They are as deep as a dry puddle. You don’t go to see a Transformers movie for it’s Oscar winning performances, or plot lines that examine the depths of human emotion or psyche. So yes my expectations last night when I saw the latest installment of the Michael Bay Transformers franchise Transformers: The Last Knight were pretty low.

Why did I go and see this movie if I think so little of them? Well like the Fast and Furious movies I’ve seen all the previous ones, I might as well stay and see the end of these train wrecks. Plus as a brain dead, don’t think too hard about the movie or you will see the gaping big holes in the plot, lots of over the top CGI action, paper thin characters,style movie, it’s a watchable film.

I do like to see which Hollywood stars have hit hard times, and had to swallow their artistic integrity and take that Michael Bay strap on he has made of money in their orifices. This time it would appear that Anthony Hopkins has fallen on hard times and had to prostitute himself, and allow Bay to humiliate him by putting him in front of the camera. Some actors like John Goodman and Steve Buscemi managed to hide behind the camera and provide voices for the CGI characters (but we know their hidden shame). CGI characters that to be fair displayed a wider emotional range on screen than Mark Wahlberg.  Ok I do think that the new love interest Laura Haddock given the fact she is meant to be eye candy to distract the intended male audience from the plot holes, and despite the script, did a good job.

The movie like so many others is filmed at Bourne Woods near Frensham Little Pond. It’s a very popular filming location. I’ve walked my dogs around that area many times over the years when I lived that way. I recognize the trees!!! Yes I’m that sad.

So in conclusion despite this rant, as a switch off, don’t have to think, just enjoy the CGI type experience then this is a watchable film.

Oh I’ve already got my Spider-Man ticket and War for the Planet of the Apes ticket booked. Well that’s how I ended up at Trasnformers really. I was online looking whats out, saw that I could pre-book these two films, and then thought “I have an unlimited ticket”, why not? Ok we know why not? But still…

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