“Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth movie in Michael Bay’s already critically maligned franchise, is out this week, and the reviews aren’t looking good.
The movie has a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and critics are having a field day with their creatively harsh criticisms of what might be the worst movie in the franchise and one of the worst movies of the year.
Critics agree that the story is hard to follow, and it’s just not as much fun as the previous films, and some critics suggest that this is likely because Michael Bay just doesn’t particularly care anymore.
Here are some of the things critics are saying about “Transformers: The Last Knight”:
'I am not going to try to explain the story -- after watching this movie I may never try to explain another story ever again.' -- Observer
'A movie that is at once loud yet incoherent, complex yet idiotic, and expensive yet worthless.' -- Star-Telegram
'Either this movie is dumb or I am.' -- ScreenCrush
'Perhaps the most dispiriting thing about this entry in this already-quite-dispiriting franchise is that Bay does not particularly seem to care one way or another this time.' -- Paste
'Michael Bay is back with another mammoth budget to throw at the screen in the latest Transformers monstrosity.' -- The Independent
'All the best moments in the movie -- pure images, devoid of symbol and, for that matter, nearly empty of sense -- go by too fast, are held too briefly, are developed too little.' -- The New Yorker
While the other 'Transformers' movies aren't great, they've at least been fun and exciting to watch. 'The Last Knight' isn't.
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