Another summer blockbuster cycle, another painstaking reminder that Michael Bay has been helming the Transformers movieverse for a decade. This week Transformers: The Last Knight opens, and despite having the cathartic word "last" in its title, the franchise's profits will doubtlessly ensure a future filled with further unintelligible Freudian nightmares. After all, Transformers: Age of Extinction did not lead to the death of the film's genocidal antiheroes or the meatheaded meatbags that tag along with them (I was weak and caught it on an international flight). Sorry, spoiler alert.
Though this movie is sure to inflict the cerebral damage of multiple high-profile professional boxing careers, the Transformers still rule at their core. Enjoy these loving gags about robots that disguise themselves as other things before suffering Bay's latest assured Autobot-ch of a concept that once at least attempted coherence. If nothing else, your sense of humor will remain intact.