Anthony Hopkins is too good for this shit.
There are many words that can be used to describe Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise. Loud. Expensive. Ugly.
Good certainly isn’t one of them. But Bay and his brand new team of writers are looking to changing that with their latest iteration, starting with a super serious trailer featuring a super serious Anthony Hopkins (what’s he even doing in this thing?) monologue paired with a super serious slowed down version of The Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize.”
And then Bay abandoned any sense of seriousness, said fuck it, and put together the rest of the trailer below.
Behold, the trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight:
Holy shit guys. Short of the trailer for The Shack, this may be the most insane trailer I’ve ever seen for a modern-day blockbuster. Let’s get a list going of what is on display here:
- Robot dragons
- Robot knights
- King Arthur
- Transformers fighting knights
- Transformers fighting Nazis
- A planet eating another planet (Unicron?)
- Mark Walhberg’s ridiculous accent
- Optimus Prime fucking demolishing Bumblebee
- Rey/BB-8 wannabees
This is just the trailer guys. Imagine how nuts the final thing is going to be. Note, the first four bullets on that list directly follow one another. What is this insanity? By all intents and purposes, this will be a terrible film, but god damn am I interested in seeing just how far Bay takes this thing.
So mission accomplished, I guess? Down into the rabbit hole we go. We’ll all be able to legally plead insanity when Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters June 23, 2017. God help us all.