Transformers: The Last Knight is currently playing in IMAX® theaters around the globe.
This is the fifth installment of the Transformers franchise, but the first to have been filmed almost entirely - 98% - with IMAX® 3D cameras. If you’re not a devoted fanatic, this post could contain some minor spoilers; but if you still haven’t seen all five films, what are you waiting for? Below are five reasons fans love the Transformers series.
The First Introduction to Optimus Prime’s Transformation
After obsessing over the beloved Hasbro toys for years, what could be better than watching Optimus Prime unfold for the first time on the big screen. Check out Sam’s and Mikaela’s shocked reactions in the clip below:
The Transformers’ Backstories That You Wish Actually Existed In Your History Textbooks
History, as told in Transformers: Age of Extinction, reveals the hidden story that dinosaurs weren’t wiped out by asteroid impact, but rather a Transformers invasion. In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, we find out that the Great Pyramid of Giza was not just built by the Egyptians, but built right on top of the Transformers’ Sun Harvester. While you may think the 1969 mission to the dark side of the moon was purely for the sake of the space race, it was really a cover for the Autobots to explore the Ark as chronicled in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Lastly, of course, there was a Cybertronian Knight enlisted by King Arthur in his battles during the first century, according to Transformers: The Last Knight.
Bumblebee has been a fan-favorite since his start as a mute Chevy Camaro. In Transformers, he clumsily destroys Sam’s backyard - smashing the bird fountain, stomping on the flowerbed, and even threatening Mojo the Chihuahua with death. His response was simply: “Oops, my bad.” In Transformers: Age of Extinction, Bumblebee gets offended when he’s told Stinger is inspired by him, “but better in every way,” and doesn’t hesitate to fight back. In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, when Sam tells Bumblebee that he’s going to college, Bumblebee dances with delight to “I’m So Excited.” That is, until he finds out he’s not joining Sam, and more closely resembles a sad puppy, as can be seen below:
So. Many. Explosions.
We are all familiar with the style of Michael Bay’s directing: an abundance of action-packed and explosion-intensive battle scenes. Expect that on overdrive as IMAX cameras capture even more crisp visuals and as IMAX sound delivers the all-consuming effects in Transformers: The Last Knight. Every time the plot thickens between the Autobots and Decepticons, you know to sit back, grab some popcorn and anticipate an incredibly explosive fight.
Optimus Prime’s motivational speeches
Every fan knows that a Transformers movie isn’t complete until Optimus Prime closes out with a motivational speech over a Linkin Park (or Imagine Dragons) track. There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Optimus Prime. He’s not just a regular robot-fighting, crime-stopping shapeshifter, he’s also quite the poet. His best speech is undoubtedly from the original Transformers.
“With the Allspark gone, we cannot return life to our planet. But fate has yielded its reward: a new world to call home. We live among its people now, hiding in plain sight, but watching over them in secret, waiting...protecting. I have witnessed their capacity for courage, and though we are worlds apart, like us, there's more to them than meets the eye. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars: We are here. We are waiting.”
You can experience Transformers: The Last Knight in IMAX theatres right now. Visit IMAX.com/Transformers for tickets and more information.
- Samantha Ulin | Intern, Corporate Communications