After a brief medieval prologue - turns out the Transformers were around in King Arthur's time - this instalment starts with Autobot leader Optimus Prime stranded in space heading back to his own planet Cybertron and the Transformers illegal on Earth. Isabela Moner's Izabella doesn't impress, unless you like pensive shots of her looking stoic, while Haddock's Vivian Wembley is really nothing more than eye candy.
And he has a new favourite Brit after working with Sir Anthony Hopkins in the new action blockbuster.
Transformers: The Last Knight begins with a very different opening to what we have come to expect from the series.
In the post-credits teaser, the villainess Quintessa [Gemma Chan] is walking through a desert (in her human form), where she finds a group of scientists studying a large horn that is sticking out of the sand. After Pain and Gain I was like, "Whatever you want to do".
The movie redlines its engines throughout, but none of it works - and at 149 minutes, it feels almost a full hour too long. Anytime, anywhere, just let me know.' So we'll see.
Whether it's a insane explosion, or a vehicle in hot pursuit, you nearly feel as if you're really there. Indeed, your tolerance for this 149-minute beast will revolve around how many explosions you can endure. He talks about the biggest challenge making The Last Knight, how you can't take it personally when Michael Bay gets mad at you, the way the script can change in an instant while filming, and a lot more. My favorite scene would have to be the showdown between Megatron and Optimus. So, whether Michael Bay directs the next Transformers movie or not, one thing is certain; the Transformers are here to stay!
It's easy to slam the "Transformers" movies for being - to varying degrees - extremely bloated and largely incoherent cinematic messes.
A fifth "Transformers" movie is in theaters this weekend and if you're among those who wonder how a fifth movie based on toys can possibly be made despite negative reviews for the series as a whole, there's a pretty simple answer.
Apparently the overall objective of the Bumblebee movie is to, "develop more time with less robots in a way".
Rated: PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of sci-fi action, language, and some innuendo. "But it's been a fun run".
Getting the chance to see a Transformer - a single hero all by himself - bond with a human being in a small, contained movie that doesn't all hinge on an enormous over-the-top CGI battle about the end of the world?