Film of the Day: Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

The Last Knight
Cade stares in disbelief as the world crumbles around him… Photo: Paramount Pictures

In the fifth instalment in Micahel Bay’s now-iconic action franchise, Mark Wahlberg stars as Cade Yeager, who is one of the last hope for humans and transformers alike, when he is given a mysterious talisman by an ancient dying autobot.

Long ago, a Transformer gave the wizard Merlin (Stanley Tucci) a ‘magical’ staff that enabled King Arthur to survive the Saxon onslaught. Merlin was warned to look after the alien artefact, as one day a great evil would seek it. 

1600 years later, Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) is travelling through space to tell his creator, Quintessa (voiced by Gemma Chan), to leave Earth alone, as Megatron has vanished. 

Meanwhile, humans have set up the TRF to deal with the Transformers, but some humans stand strong in their alliance with the Autobots, forcing them to live as outlaws. One of them is Cade (Wahlberg). When that centuries-old prophecy comes to pass, he might just be the only link between the transformers and mankind, and a last chance for their survival. 

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Transformers: The Last Knight – Monday at 6pm on Film4

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