The new Transformers movie is fun and insane, but way too long

Transformers: The Last Knight is now in theaters. Left to right: Mark Wahlberg and Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay on the set of TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, from Paramount Pictures. Why should we endure Michael Bay’s Transformers movies when we can do so much better? Given the terribly obvious Chinese product placements that pop up, the movie’s likely looking to China to earn most of its box office money.Wahlberg returns in “The Last Knight” as Cade Yeager, the small-town inventor, and he still manages to charm even when surrounded by hulking, hollering robots like the stogie-chewing Hound (John Goodman) and the wheedling scavenger-bot Daytrader (Steve Buscemi).Hey, so, there’s a new Transformers movie in the works (try to contain your excitement), and not the current two hour explosion fest that’s being pushed by Paramount. Not only that, but it seems there are hints in the Transformers: The Last Knight post-credits scene that there could be more films in the future! Bay is good at what he does and Bay is known for what he does, but I don’t quite remember the film where we saw Optimus Prime having a dance off with Bumblebee in Jack Rabbit Slims.Some enjoyable Cogman scenes: When he randomly attacks Yeager, when he has road rage in the middle of a vehicle chase (while Burton gives chasing Decepticons the middle finger), and when our heroes are in a submarine (yes, there are submarines in this movie) and Cogman catches fish for Yeager and Wembley and we watch as the machine beats the hell out of the fish before serving them. And Mark – who also has Michael, 11, Brendan, eight, and Grace, seven, with his wife Rhea Durham – would love to see Ella settle down with the first boy she meets, although he knows that probably won’t be the case. After Pain and Gain I was like, “Whatever you want to do”.The 46-year-old action star was speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of Transformers: The Last Knight, the latest movie in the blockbuster franchise, when he revealed his eldest daughter has an admirer. The pattern will seemingly continue with the next film, the Bumblebee spin-off, starring Haliee Steinfeld.Directed once again by Michael Bay, the film now has a bad 17% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But as I say in my video review (click the link above to watch), once it calms down a little after the humans-vs. Bay’s big production takes us back to some key historical events to show how Transformers have had an impact on Earth over hundreds of years, particularly in an impressive sequence where they mow down Nazis in World War II. The objective of that movie is to develop more time with less robots in a way, and to go back to 1985 and go back to sort of the original heritage if you would of the Transformers.