(WARNING: The following contains some mild plot-related discussion of Paramount's upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight. Proceed with whatever level of caution that suggests to you is wise.)
So, here's the thing about #MichaelBay. When it comes to filmmaking, there are three things he genuinely excels at: high box office grosses, technical innovation, and explosions. Sure, his films may lack nuance, and often not be what might conventionally be termed "good," but they pretty consistently tick all three of those key boxes — and many a movie career has been built on far less.
As a result of that...consistency, though, we perhaps shouldn't be surprised that:
This New Transformers: The Last Knight Featurette Introduces Its Arthurian Heroes Via Explosions
Yup, that's right. Not content to add the Knights of the Round Table to his immensely profitable #Tranformers franchise, Bay has opted to introduce them to the world via his ever-beloved medium of "all of the explosions." And, as such, the above IMAX featurette for #TransformersTheLastKnight is absolutely stuffed full of the things, alongside some other key Transformers narrative beats, including:
Battleworn Warriors Looking Surprised
The only difference this time being that they're the Knights of the Round Table, rather than US Special Forces.
This time with added swordplay.
Gratuitous Helicopter Nudity
Featuring beloved character actor #AnthonyHopkins. And Stonehenge, apparently.
A Gallant Last Stand
Made only slightly more strange by the presence of the same King Arthur (Liam Garrigan) from TV's #OnceUponATime.
And, of course...
And if all that is very much your thing, and you're now salivating at the prospect of a whole movie of the stuff? Well, then I have some good news for you (and some bad news too): You can expect a lot more of all the above when the film arrives in theaters...in June 2017.
Want more on Transformers: The Last Knight while you wait, though? Never fear, we've got you covered right here.
In the meantime, what do you think? Will Bay's mash-up of Arthurian legend and transforming robots work as well as Paramount hopes? Let us know below!