The Last Knight, the fifth film in the Transformers also marks director Michael Bay’s last installment. Or so he says. He has said in the past that he was done with the toy-based science-fiction series before. But if this is indeed his last film, it looks like he might be going out on a high note. The 30-second spot for the film that premiered today during the Super Bowl as well as the Extended Version of the commercial released online certainly suggests some world-shaking action with the glimpse we get of some sort of giant, possibly continent-sized, ship emerging from the clouds. Of course, last summer’s Independence Day: Resurgence also featured a similarly ridiculously large ship, so we’ll wait and see what Bay has in store. Hopefully it will be something better, but since I have not really liked any of the Transformers films in the series so far, I don’t have much faith that he’ll pull a good one of his hat now.

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters June 23.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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