Let’s be real, the majority of us sane people haven’t really enjoyed the marketing for Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight so far. Now while that may sound like the same-old same-old, it’s actually a first for the franchise as the trailers for Bay’s Transformers series are typically ridiculously good, although the movie ends up being pretty meh. Now when it comes to the most recent trailer for The Last Knight, it was by far, in my opinion, the best out of the bunch. I’m still pretty skeptical on the movie, but the footage put together game me a little (really little) bit of hope that Bay’s final entry into his (box-office) historic franchise.
With these movies being a huge success over seas, the international marketing is just as, if not more important than what happens here in the states. While the international release is the same as the domestic release, the first international trailer has now been released, and it reveals an awesome action sequence that would’ve been cool to see in theaters for the first time. But what’s new?
If you don’t want to be spoiled of anything, I don’t recommend watching the new trailer below, or anything else that’s released from now on for that matter. You’ve been warned… Bumblebee has had a rough go through marketing so far. The selling point or the big moment in the trailers has been the scene of Optimus Prime and Bee fighting, where it looks like we see Prime pulling his ancient sword out and ending the fan-favorite Autobot.
Other than the turn of Prime, Bee has been a focal point in the marketing. We’ve seen him taking blows and now, we see him kicking complete amounts of ass. Above you can see the Bumblebee character poster, which debuts his WWII get-up as he fights alongside the Allies agains the Nazi’s. Next to it is the latest image for the movie, which looks to be a one-sided fight against some kind of new military weapon. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing a Prime vs Bee showdown, as well as all the other action around it, but I’m more interested in the Autobots’ time in the past. Why were they here before? Have they always known they’ve been here before? Are there multiple versions of each Transformer? Hopefully those kind of questions are answered next month.
Check out the new trailer below and after doing so, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. What are you looking forward to seeing? Do you think there’s a chance it could be the best since the first? 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.
The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).