See it at the Movies




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(Two and a half hours of metal on metal)

We certainly hope this is the last knight. What started as a clever take-off on Hasbro's action figures has seen its sequels go down and down to oblivion.

The dilemma of destroying one world to save another turns into two and a half hours of metal clashing against metal in endless battles, with fancy cars turning into transforming giants.

With names like Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Nitro Zeus and Megatron clashing swords and shooting lasers at humans and each other, it is often hard to determine who are the good guys/robots/transformers and who are the bad ones.

The movie's preface takes place during the Dark Ages and advances to the future, with Mark Wahlberg leading the way to save Earth, only to be challenged by Anthony Hopkins of all people and aided by a young girl.

There's this talisman that must be found in order to stop complete destruction. The plot makes little sense, no thanks to choppy editing and special effects that become monotonous. Everyone, including the Transformers, overacts, although the Transformers do have some of the funnier lines.

It is time to say good-bye to the Transformers and find a new Hasbro toy to exploit.

Rated PG-13 for violence.


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