Transformers: The Last Knight is shite? I’m SHOCKED

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I mean, who could have seen that coming?

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In the many debates I’ve had about the Bayverse films (although ultimately we need no debate – I don’t like them, you might do, that’s fine) the reaction I often get is “but just enjoy them for the mindless romps that they are”. The insinuation being that I’m snobbish about them for lacking intellectual depth.

But that’s not it at all. There are many, many wonderful shallow action films, but the Bayverse films are not that. Shallowness is not the problem. They are just horrible. The action is aimless. The characters are vacuous. The plot are pointless. The visuals are ugly. I really can’t find a single positive thing to say about them. I actively hate them.

The same can be said of other series too, of course, but I don’t care about other series. I DO care about Transformers, and it breaks my heart. I yearn to enjoy them.

Generation Toy GT-3 OP-EX

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This was a bit of a spur-of-the-moment pre-order from a while back that come release day I wasn’t hugely excited about, if I’m honest. But I’m enjoying him a lot in hand. There are some peculiar design elements – very few ratchets, slightly unusual plastic (feels like DX9, but thinner). The transformation has a little more panel forming than I’d like, too, and as a result is a bit fiddly (although nowhere near, say, Toyworld Primorion levels). But he tidies up very nicely in both modes. The light-up eyes are great (although dead looking when off or in bright light) and he’s got a lot of character.

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