Fair point and I know Hollywood is running out of original ideas. I've noticed it in even movies I love like you pointing out the MCU. Doctor Strange's origin story was very similar to Tony Stark's about an arrogant guy being knocked down a few pegs after a life changing incident alters his health. But the difference to me between that and the Transformers movies rehashing is that despite the MCU's rehashes, they still manage to try and do things different to give them their own identity. The direction in Doctor Strange contained some of the best visuals in any movie I've seen all year. Yeah Marvel does replicate its own formula many times, I'm not denying it. But they at least try to give each movie their own distinct style and personality. Michael Bay's Transformer movies are all one in the same from writing to characters to direction to editing. Although I will give The Last Knight this. The big climax action scene didn't emphasize how big the Transformers are and they managed to make it far more compelling fitting all the action into each screen shot better. But either way, I just feel that sequels don't have their own identity and replicate the same formula the first one nailed. It's just hard for me not to notice it after five movies. Hopefully with this being Bay's last Transformers movie, whoever is directing the next two will bring on a new identity to freshen things up.
I don't know if you've been following along with "What'd ya last watch", but with how often Quantum Surge and Daytona Fan like each other's posts and have each other's backs in that thread, they would sure make one hell of a death match tag team?
Hi, I would like to defend my stance above here for all of the so called "cynical adults" here. I respect your stance on the Transformers movies as I unapologetically like the first one and think the third one is pretty alright. My problem with the franchise is that it is lazily written and creatively empty. They keep putting out the same movie plot-wise every time with little variety. Hell I'll even give Michael Bay credit. He is aware that is the same damn movie every time but it's still making him money...and I respect that aspect for him at least. But to me, I can only rewatch the same movie structure so many times before wanting something more and that's coming from someone in myself who absolutely loves dumb action popcorn flicks. And five movies in, there is literally nothing new this franchise can bring to the table. You can call it hypocrisy, but I just want them to do something new with these movies instead of replicating the same formula time and time again.
Haven't finished yet so no spoilers, but I don't think it's that bad. Yeah it's not as entertaining as the first two seasons, but I feel like this season is more about developing its characters more so we can connect to them even deeper. It still has its charm intact which is all that matters to me. Not really sure it's my favorite at the moment, but that new Imagine Dragons song "Thunder" has been inescapable from my head the past few days. It's nearly a hundred times better than that piece of crap they have charting now in "Believer". If this is them trying to fall back into my good graces, it's working.
Hehe car puns. Yeah count me as someone who considered this to be okay as well. Hayden said it best that this movie got A LOT better once they turned the focus of the story towards Cruz Ramirez. Wish they did it a lot sooner to get through the sluggishness of the first act. Because the movie picks it up a higher gear (hehe car puns) from that point onward and got me fully invested. I also think this made the franchise come around full circle with Lightning becoming a mentor figure just like Doc was to him, but I still don't find him that interesting and cements himself as Pixar's least interesting franchise lead. Overall, put me down for a 6/10. I don't think we need anymore Cars movies after this one and the franchise will still make plenty of money off merchandising alone. But this at least gets the bad taste of Cars 2 out of my mouth.
Transformers: The Last Knight I know I've said this before, but so far this shaping up to be one of the worst summer blockbuster years of all time. And it's absolutely pointless sequels like this right here that exemplify that remark. Nothing will ever top Revenge of the Fallen in terms of the worst film this series has produced, but this was the one that has next to no reason to exist. At least this one makes me question what the hell is this franchise's timeline. Because apparently we are suppose to believe Transformers go way back to King Arthur days, the Civil War, the moon landing, etc. And at least that history lesson of the movie is stupidly amusing because the rest of it is just an absolute rehash of pretty much everything this movie series has done before with zero to no new or interesting ideas. Incoherent mess of a movie.
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