The summer of 2007 is one that I'll never forget. Between the anticipated releases of The Simpsons Movie, Live Free or Die Hard, the fifth Harry Potter film and the one-night only showing for the first Naruto movie, there was a lot to see that memorable blockbuster season. Of all the releases that year, there was one in particular that I was anticipating more than anything: Transformers. A live-action adaptation of a childhood staple, the film delivered on everything I could have asked for. So my question is with everything the first film managed to get right, how the hell did it manage to get worse with every sequel after that? I remember getting a headache after watching the last Transformers film Age of Extinction, and it was because the plot was so convoluted that I couldn't make heads or tails of what was going on. I'm not sure what ideas goes through Michael Bay's head when he directs these films, but it's obvious that plot development isn't in his thoughts. The Transformers franchise has become known for its' car carnage mayhem for nearly a decade and for better or worse, it hasn't failed to deliver on that. Transformers: The Last Knight isn't any different and unfortunately that also means it carries the same problems as the previous films. The film picks up after the events of the previous film with Optimus Prime leaving Earth to search for his creator. only to come across his home planet Cybertron on a collision course to Earth. Much to his surprise, he finds his creator Quintessa navigating the dead planet, in which she overpowers Optimus to do her bidding of using Earth to revive their world. That's the plot in a nutshell but 20 minutes into the movie, you're not going to care or even remember. The film features a ridiculously heavy backstory on the history of the Transformers, only adding more confusion to the lore. The acting is, unsurprisingly, terrible. I couldn't tell if Marky Mark and the rest were either improvising or reading their actual lines (seriously, who does the writing for these movies?). The problems don't stop there: the movie is exhaustively long, there are some plot holes that aren't addressed. and the scenes are edited and cut so vividly fast that it's hard to keep up with what's happening (I'd advise from seeing this in 3-D). By now, you can tell that I didn't like this movie, and although I wasn't pleased with what I saw, I can't say it's unwatchable either. If you do decide to see this movie, just stay for the action and nothing else because other than that, Transformers: The Last Knight sadly has nothing else to offer.