Transformers: The Last Knight: Directed by Michael Bay. With Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock. A deadly threat from Earth’s history reappears and a hunt for a lost artifact takes place between Autobots and Decepticons, while Optimus Prime encounters his creator in space.
Arguably the most stupid episode of the franchise, but also arguably the strongest on plot, animation, and drama. Not acting though, oof. It was released back in 2017 and I don’t have the emotional investment to see when/if a sequel is happening, maybe the story elements they were setting up here were forgone for the Prequel/reboot of “Bumblebee” that came out a year later? Who know!
Also: Who cares! This is a franchise that was built on a shared universe across dozens of animated series, each one picking and choosing which parts of the lore make sense and which they’re going to just ignore. Now that these live action films are making a billion plus per film, we’re never going to see the end of them.
Maybe one day we’ll get our GI Joe / Transformers live action cross over movie, and it’ll be awesome.