Holly on Hollywood
“Transformers: The Last Knight”
by Holly McClure
Transformers: The Last Knight, is the fifth installment in the franchise that has “transformed” audiences with cars changing into superheroes, since 2007. It begins back in King Arthur days with the loss of Merlin’s magical staff and brings us to1600 years later, with Optimus Prime missing and his old friend, Cade (Mark Wahlberg), on the run from the Transformers Reaction Force, for hiding fellow transformers. He’s joined by Sir Edmund Burton (Anthony Hopkins) and the lovely Vivian (Laura Haddock), to find the ancient staff and if wielded by the right “knight”, could save Earth from destruction.
Director Michael Bay delivers what he’s known for – a PG-13 fast paced…
…action packed, fantasy adventure extravaganza, with numerous bot fighting scenes and more language than a movie aimed at kids (to buy their toys) should have. I know this one’s getting bashed by critics and I see why – it’s too long and has lots of flaws. But honestly, I thought it was an entertaining story, mixing past and present with witty dialogue, interesting bots and well, Mark Wahlberg…can’t help it, he made the whole movie more enjoyable. My 10 yr old grandson couldn’t wait to see it – thoroughly enjoyed it – and raved about it afterwards. So although Transformers: The Last Knight may not appeal to the intellectual audience who are expecting more than a fun, action fantasy movie, the kids who still buy their toys and find wonder in Optimus Prime, well, maybe they’re the ones who the movie was truly made for!
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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