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King Arthur Never Met Transformers: The Last Knight

23 Jun

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By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)
* Spoiler Alert

Only morbid curiousity motivates me to continue watching the live-action version of Transformers. The fifth film, subtitled The Last Knight, offers opportunities to explore the world in new ways. To watch vehicles morph into bipedal form gets the kid in me giddy in delight. But as anyone who love the original animated material and toy lines will tell you, they will not be seeing this film because it’s not their Transformers anymore. I know folks vehement in their disdain of this cinematic (i.e. Michael Bay) treatment. Despite my longing to simply loathe it because of the people involved or how terrible the ideas get executed, I have to observe how far gone this universe is.

At the same time, as an enthusiast of King Arthur‘s literary and historical legacy, I wanted to see if this film has any redeeming factors. Pairing the Transformers with this legend has been done before (“A Decepticon in King Arthur’s Court”), and I hoped part of this movie will see this warrior’s messianic return to save the day. Instead of mighty robots, a human (or ancestor of) can certainly turn the tide.

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Michael Bay’s Transformers Has a New TV Spot & Tying the Film’s Mythology Together

7 Jan

michael-bay-transformers-the-last-knight-201597By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Could there be a decent story in Michael Bay’s 5th Transformers movie outing? The Last Knight has a new television trailer, and it shows Optimus Prime behaving badly. The tagline of “Rethink your Heroes” suggests he’s been corrupted. He’s purple eyed and looking scary.

Including the previous trailer, there’s very little information to explain Prime’s transition. The last movie had him rocketing into outer space to search for the Creators, while carrying the Seed. While I doubt he’s going to ram that down their throat upon finding them, I suspect he did discover their whereabouts and because he was one to their many — they overpowered and reprogrammed him. He’s been left for scrap, floating helplessly in space. As the full length trailer suggests with the vortex (conical) shaped spaceship, could that be the Quintessons vessel? There’s not enough detail to say, although I am hoping these creators will be featured in this fifth outing.

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“Transformers: Last Knight” Reveal Autobot Sqweeks’ Robot Mode & Bio

6 Aug

TransformersTLKHeaderBy James Robert Shaw
(The Wind up Geek)

The official Transformers movie Facebook site revealed the look and bios of both Autobots Drift and Hot Rod within the last 48 hours. Now, they have revealed the look of Autobot Sqweeks. I’ve been saying the initial photo of Sqweeks, that looks like a cross between M.A.S.K.‘s T-Bob and Challenge of the Gobots‘ Guardian good guy robot, Scooter. But never did I expect anything like this.

Hate it? No. I love the design. The look of Sqweeks is very future dystopian. I can imagine him in a story where humans rely on robots but what is built is scrounged from scrap yards, much like in Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga series. The full photo of Sqweeks is available for viewing at the bottom of this article.

“We wouldn’t underestimate him.”

Height: 3′ 6″
History: A human’s best friend
Personality: Small frame, Big heart

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Source(s): Udana Senjeewa Wijesuriya, Addicted to Transformers Facebook group, and Transformers: The Last Knight Facebook page.