‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Trailer Is Here, and We Hope Optimus Is Okay
It’s big, it’s loud, it’s here: feast your eyes on the first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight! After a truly weird production period that involved dragons, King Arthur, igniting the ire of British vets by dressing up Winston Churchill’s childhood home as a Nazi headquarters, and the usual level of Bayhem, we finally have our very first glimpse of the fifth installment in the inexplicably popular franchise.
Is it possible that Michael Bay might have fit even more explosions into this movie than in the other Transformers? This trailer certainly brings the drama, narrated by Anthony Hopkins and full of some pretty striking images, especially that shot of the three-headed dragon at the beginning. This movie makes the case that the Transformers have been visiting Earth throughout history, with King Arthur and the Nazis playing big parts in the robots’ war across the cosmos. (Is anyone going to tell Bay that King Arthur wasn’t actually real? But, then again, this is a movie about giant robots from space that can transform into cars, so who are we to nitpick.) The trailer raises one very important question: why do the Transformers, with all the other planets out there, keep coming here?
Transformers: The Last Knight stars Hopkins, Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and Stanley Tucci, and rolls into theaters June 23, 2017.