Transformers: The Last Knight

Does Transformers: The Last Knight stand up to the hype? Who knows.

After Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I vowed to never watch a Transformers movie again. Transformers: The Last Knight didn’t make me break my promise.

Watch this movie at own risk.


Transformers: The Last Knight is directed by Michael Bay, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci, and Anthony Hopkins. It’s in cinemas from 23 June 2017

Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

4 thoughts on “Does Transformers: The Last Knight stand up to the hype? Who knows.

  1. So you’re posting about watching something at your own risk since you haven’t watched it and won’t? Seriously, that’s stupid. If you want to do this film blogging seriously, stop behaving like a petulant child.

    • That’s a bit harsh.
      I agree with The Flow here – watch this movie at your own risk.

      If you wanted to read a review of a Micheal Bay movie then you are clearly at the wrong place – all his movies can be summed up in one word:
      Explosions.

      Well done Flow – keep up the good work!

    • This is an interesting one.. I’ll start with a disclaimer: Since I’ve contributed to The Flow, and the author is family, feel free to realize the massive amounts of potential bias in my opinion.

      I’d like to start by pointing out that nowhere was the commitment to “do this film blogging seriously” ever made, nor the commitment to not behave like a petulant child. Nor do I agree with the statement that the two are mutually exclusive – the internet is full of wonderful examples of reviewers and critics who are overly harsh and brash for a cheap laugh. It works for their audience, and that’s all that really matters.

      You see, critics are people. Their opinions do carry weights, but they are ultimately that: opinions. If you’re looking for a Roger Ebert or Barry Ronge style review you’ve come to the wrong site. (I’d wager if you’re looking for either of their opinion on Transformers you’re barking up entirely the wrong tree anyway, but that’s just me.) The opinion of the critic that you consult needs to be similar to that of your own in order to find real benefit in the relationship, and I believe that’s the bit that is missing in this equation.

      On to the review itself: I’ve never seen a Transformers film. The premise alone was off putting enough to me, thank you. However, something about the title of the review made me click through today. I think mostly that I was curious about The Flow’s opinion on this film (see how nicely this ties in with the previous paragraph?), since I consider the entire idea ridiculous. What this review did teach me that I did not know before reading this was:
      * The Flow does not care for Transformer films after the last one.
      * The Flow does not recommend seeing the new one.
      * This implies that nothing in the news about the film got The Flow to change The Flow’s mind about not recommending the new one.
      * It’s got Anthony flippin’ Hopkins in it?! I did not see that coming.. We’re still not going to watch it, The Flow?!
      * Stanley Tucci too.. Seriously, these are big names!

      So I put it to you, Jack, that as this is quite successful as a review; I learned some things, but the opinion of the piece clearly indicated to me that I’m better off spending my hard earned money on Wonder Woman this weekend. I don’t think Sir Tony was pregnant while he was fighting robots.

    • TheFlow.co.za is an entertainment blog – and that applies in two ways: Not only do we write ABOUT entertainment, but I also aim to BE entertaining. And yes, sometimes that includes clickbait and humour.
      Still, some readers value our opinion on films, and “I refuse to watch this because it’s probably as stupid as the previous ones” is my opinion.
      Lastly, thanks for commenting and giving constructive feedback – without that, I’d have no idea what our readers want/enjoy/dislike.

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