“Transformers. More than meets the eye. Transformers. Robots in disguise.”
These are the words of my youth. That whole opening sequence is awesome. Well, to me, it was awesome. When “The Transformers: The Movie” came out in 1986, that was everything. To see Optimus Prime fight Megatron, to see Cybertron, and to see, what would be my favorite Transformer in Hot Rod – who would become Rodimus Prime.
When it was announced in 2004/5 that there was going to be a whole series of new movies with real people and set in the real world…this is going to be magnificent. Honestly the first one in 2007 was magnificent. They made lots of money, and then made more money, and more, and then less, and then there was this fifth one.
To get back to the right side though, Michael Bay was apparently thinking that they needed more explosions and an English version of Megan Fox (just a PhD historian) and that we also needed a serious actors acting like a loon.
Now let’s see, was it the most expensive movie to make? Yep:
Transformers (2007) – $150,000,000
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) – $200,000,000
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) – $195,000,000
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) – $210,000,000
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) – $217,000,000
Did it have the best opening weekend? Nope, the worst by far:
Transformers (2007) – $70,502,384
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) – $108,966,307
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) – $115,886,050
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) – $100,038,390
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) – $44,680,073
So is this the next movie that you should head out to see? Is this the next one for you to spend your hard earned cash on at the theater? I’ll let you be the one to decide that.
Optimus Prime finds his dead home planet, Cybertron, in which he comes to find he was responsible for its destruction. He finds a way to bring Cybertron back to life, but in order to do so, Optimus needs to find an artifact that is on Earth. ~ IMDb