It’s funny that after four movies and earning a gazillion dollars that the ‘Transformers’ movies are still “finding their way” so to speak, but the films continue to evolve– which is appropriate. The first couple of movies focused on the Robots In Disguise and their interaction with their human guide Sam Witwicky played by Shia LaBeouf. Then after LaBeouf parted ways with the franchise, the last movie, 2014’s ‘Age of Extinction’ introduced a new human ally for the ‘bots, Mark Wahlberg as the amazingly named Cade Yeager.
Wahlberg’s Yeager is still around in the newest installment, ‘The Last Knight’ but gone are Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor, who played Cade’s daughter and her boyfriend respectively. Instead, we might get possibly the most appropriate and logical human companion yet, Isabela Moner as Izabella, a quick-witted, fleet-footed youngster who appears to be leading a small gang of tweens captured in what appears to be something of a robo-dystopia.
Two new clips have been released, showcasing Izabella and her friends. In the first, she is shown avoiding some cybernetic patrol guards, only to come face-to-face with a robot everyone is familiar with, including, it seems, Izabella.
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The second video is more of a trailer, splicing multiple scenes together, but in it, we get to know even more about Izabella’s character, mainly how she runs and throws “like a girl,” which in this case, is a good thing! There are also a lot more robots in this clip including what look to be baby Dinobots! (Soon to be produced in plushie form and available at Walmart… trust me!)
The ‘Transformers’ movies have always appeared to a wide audience, but a large chunk of that audience has always been kids. Now it seems the movies are really embracing that fact and inserting characters that actually reflect their viewers. Will it work? Or will kids find it to be pandering? Guess we’ll have to wait and see! But at least at first glance,it appears to be a smart move.
Michael Bay returns to direct his FIFTH chapter in this saga. In addition to Wahlberg, the human cast also includes Gemma Chan, John Goodman, Anthony Hopkins, Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Laura Haddock, John Turturro, Sophia Myles and Santiago Cabrera.
‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ storms theaters on June 23, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter