Disclaimer: Our wonderful friends at Paramount gave us a free Digital HD code to view the film for the purpose of this review. They also provided the activity sheets to share exclusively with our readers.
We were pleased to get a chance to review the digital HD movie that came out on September 12. The 4K, Blu Ray and DVDs come out on September 26th along with special movie packs that include the entire Transformers Film franchises.
Are you a fan of the summer blockbuster movies or a fan of the franchise?That makes a huge difference in how you will look at our family’s review of Transformers: The Last Knight.
Our friends at Paramount have provided us here at Dallas Single Mom with a complimentary movie code for the review as well as some awesome activity sheets for the Transformers fan in your household. As with all film reviews there are some spoilers in the review but rest assured, the good guys win and there will likely be another Transformers film after this one.
My personal opinion on the critical reviews of this movie —> I honestly don’t understand why there is so much hate for this film. While I believe the plot is a little convoluted and it more than makes up for it with great cinematography and action sequences and a plot that is plausible even if venturing outside the box. I enjoyed it and my family enjoyed the film and this is one of the first Digital HD movies that we watched using the UltraViolet Library and streamed with VUDU to my Samsung Television. The quality and clarity was amazing.
My favorite things about the movie are of course lots of action sequences and things blowing up. It sounds quite difficult to integrate humans, CGI and these larger than life alien robots into the ordinary world. It is entertaining with non-stop action from beginning to end.
In this story Humans and TRANSFORMERS are at war, OPTIMUS PRIME is gone. In fact the movie starts out with sweeping views of an English countryside and you see “knights.” Get it??!?!?! They key word here is “knight.” This sounds more like an homage to Merlin in the King Arthur myth as the human heroes both old and new from the Transformers franchise help the autobots save the world again. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of TRANSFORMERS on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); BUMBLEBEE; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours. The young actress Isabella Moner emerges in the film and is just a delight to watch. Her ability to manage some of those action sequences is just phenomenal and some of my favorite parts of the movie. I thought Mark Wahlberg reprised his role as Cade very well and has a nice relationship with the autobots that he protects. Cade goes about the business of trying to thwart Megatron (Frank Welker). The Autobots are still around like Bumblebee (Erik Aadahl), Hound (John Goodman), Hot Rod (Omar Sy), Drift (Ken Watanabe) and Daytrader (Steve Buscemi). Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) has gone nuts and changes from hero to enemy – for a bit until he comes to his senses.
Areas of Opportunity
The storyline is not perfect – much like the rest of the movies but I still enjoyed it’s plausibility. Why not mesh the storyline with the mystery of King Arthur? I think it works and fits with the whole “knight” theme. There are way too many characters to remember in all of this with some fighting for star power in the plot line. I think this is the set up for more movies in this franchise to come.
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Where you can purchase the Item
You can purchase this movie anywhere that you buy 4K UHD, Blu Ray, Digital HD or DVDs. There are exclusive bonus packs at Walmart and Target.
How can I get this?
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT explodes on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs September 26, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The groundbreaking adventure will also be available as part of the TRANSFORMERS’ 5-MOVIE BLU-RAY COLLECTION arriving September 26. I am definitely thinking this is a great Christmas gift. I just purchased an awesome LG 4K TV at a great discount. It looks like this one here:
So I am pretty excited when new movies come out on 4K. If you haven’t inquired much about 4K Televisions or about whick 4K player is the right one for you I think you should consider it. Especially for this movie. Even though I watched it on Digital HD, the quality of the audio and visuals are outstanding and I am sure the 4K experience is will further enhance that experience. I am definitely putting the 4K version of Transformers: The Last Knight on my Christmas wish list. See additional movie specs below:
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Additional Movie Details – see more specs below
The TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs include a bonus disc with over 80 minutes of behind-the-scenes content and interviews. Travel to Cybertron to explore the TRANSFORMERS home world, then visit the UK to delve into the locations used to bring the epic adventure to life. In addition, go inside the secret mythology of the legendary robots in disguise, check out the incredible vehicles used in the film and much, much more.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT is Paramount Home Media’s first 4K Ultra HD release in Dolby Vision™, which enhances the home viewing experience by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Blu-ray Combo Pack
The TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
Blu-ray Disc 1
- Feature film in high definition
Blu-ray Disc 2
- Special Features:
- Merging Mythologies– Explore the secret TRANSFORMERS history
- Climbing the Ranks– Military training
- The Royal Treatment: Transformers in the UK
- Motors and Magic
- Alien Landscape: Cybertron
- One More Giant Effin’ Movie
- Feature film in standard definition
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the two Blu-ray Discs detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack
The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes the two Blu-ray Discs detailed above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the film in standard definition and access to a Digital HD copy of the film.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT will also be available in a 5-movie Blu-ray Collection that includes TRANSFORMERS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN,TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON and TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, as well as the bonus Blu-ray Disc detailed above and access to Digital HD copies of all five movies.
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, consumer products, and digital content for audiences in 180 countries and territories. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos delivers moving audio – sound that can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in three-dimensional space, including overhead. It brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive and emotive experience. To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visitwww.dolby.com/Atmos.
About Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision transforms your TV experience with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes via OTT online streaming, Ultra HD Blu-ray, broadcast, and gaming applications. To learn more about Dolby Vision, visit www.dolby.com/Vision