Mark Wahlberg: If Michael Bay is done with 'Transformers,' so am I

Mark Wahlberg: If Michael Bay is done with 'Transformers,' so am I

Mark Wahlberg: If Michael Bay is done with 'Transformers,' so am I

Transformers: The Last Knight is out tomorrow, but the early reviews are in.

Unsurprisingly, the newest film, "The Last Knight" had its world premiere in China on June 13 and celebrated the franchise's 10th anniversary there.

Director Michael Bay's final time (or so he says) at the helm of the franchise is filled with a lot of fun and weird moments to counter the serious tone of the story, which includes Optimus Prime turning evil and the possibility that the world will come to an end.

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). Together, the three characters must race to uncover the secret history of the Transformers before the world is destroyed.

Despite the "Transformers" movies making less domestically at theaters, they continue to kill it overseas. Looks like Transformers 6 will have a lot of explaining to do.

"We have an event tomorrow in Chicago, so I'll be out of here today", Wahlberg said.

Mark Whalberg is back as Cade and comes off as a discount old-man Logan level of grumpy towards those around him because of all of his inner angst. The movie gave more emphasis on the last knight's companion.

Which is what Transformers 5 will likely have to count on considering it is tracking for $70 million over its five day opening, a figure that is far lower than the $100 million roll out for Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Moving forward, however, the franchise is going to be going in a new direction and that stems in part from the fact that the director will no longer be working on these movies.

We see a scientist inspecting one of Unicron's horns that dropped (this happened during the movie).

"You know it's one of those things where Michael has built this entire universe right, and he will decide what he wants to do and how he wants to do it".

"You imagine that so much of the filming process uses CGI but Michael Bay actually loves to blow things up and had huge explosions buried in the ground and hanging from cranes, as well as fire jets and smoke machines".

Heading into the weekend, Paramount and Hasbro's "Transformers: The Last Knight" looks to be the latest blockbuster to bank on overseas earnings.

In summary, the film is what you expect from every Transformers film. The breathtaking visuals stand out - you can nearly pinpoint every detail in each scene.

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