Paramount Pictures has released the first official trailer for Michael Bay’s upcoming fifth, that’s right, fifth Transformers movie. Subtitled The Last Knight, the movie has Mark Wahlberg reprising his role of Cade Yager from the previous Age of Extinction, while also bringing back Josh Duhamel’s Lennox from the initial trilogy and giving the film an outrageous medieval backstory.
The trailer opens in medieval London, flips to Nazi Germany, and then finally lands in present day while all being narrated by Anthony Hopkins, who was some how recruited to join this franchise. What’s interesting is the first half or more of the trailer was outside the box when it came to a Michael Bay Transformer movie; slow shots with even slow music. But of course, just as that crossed my mind, the true Bay-ism kicked into high gear with gigantic alien robots kicking each other’s ass.
I know there are an enormous number of fans who are die-hard for this franchise. I understand why and I respect the hell out of your opinion, but I only go to see these movies for the outlandish action that only Michael Bay could do. With that said, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that after 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi in the beginning of the year, I’m interested to see if Bay has changed his view on how this franchise should be handled/seen. But at the same time, there’s been four movies with each making butt load of cash. Is he really going to do anything different? I will say though, I’m quite intrigued with that Optimus Prime twist, even though I know it will last for maybe 30 seconds.
Take a look at the first trailer below and let us know your thoughts on it in the comments below. Are you a fan of this franchise? What did you think of the trailer? Any interest? What did you like and not like? Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters on June 23rd, 2017 and stars Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, John Goodman, Isabela Moner, Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, Ken Watanabe, and John Turturro.