On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
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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.
Bumblebee is now established to have been a central "member" of the First Special Service Force (F.S.S.F.), alternatively known as the "Devil's Brigade". Historically, it was an elite joint American-Canadian special operations unit famous for its role in the Italian and Southern-France Campaigns between 1943 and 1944. The F.S.S.F. was disbanded in December 1944, but its unique legacy continues in modern Canadian and U.S. Special Operations Forces. See more »
(at around 48 mins) When the Autobots are leaving the junkyard before the Decepticons arrive we see Squeaks with both his original arms. He had one shot off back in Chicago and Izabella attaches a Decepticon arm to him. See more »
Where the hell is your so-called magician, Arthur?
He'll be here, Lancelot!
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SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: a human team is investigating Unicron's horn in the desert, and Quintessa in human form meets them and offers her assistance. See more »
It's the fifth film, you know what you're getting by now.
I rarely write reviews, but I'm actually surprised about how harshly this is getting bashed. Well, I'm not *that* surprised. All the Transformer films get eviscerated by critics. So I don't put much stock in reviews. All I'll say is; it's more of the same. If you like the previous 4 films, you'll like this one. I enjoy them all for what they are; cheesy popcorn movies. I personally think this film improves on Age of Extinction. Both Mark Wahlberg and Laura Haddock's characters had equally important roles. Unlike the first three films where Sam was always "The Chosen One" and his girlfriend's job was to just run in slow motion yelling "SAAAAAM!". The main group of Decepticons were actually given personalities and unique identities. Though completely under- utilized. They make a big deal of giving them Suicide Squad-like introductions and their screen time amounts to maybe 45 seconds each. I was actually surprised how much screen time Anthony Hopkins had. I figured he'd slum it for two or three scenes, of exposition, grab his paycheck then disappear. But he's actually a prominent character and he seemed to have a lot of fun in the role.
I really don't have much else to say. As stated above, it's the fifth film, you've already made up your mind whether you want to see it or not. If the negative reviews have put you on the fence or dissuaded you, think about whether or not you enjoyed the last four films. If yes, then ignore the critics and enjoy yourself.
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