Transformers: Rise of the Beasts: A hazy direction into the Franchise – Movie Review by Ana Sofia Cintron (@ana_sofia53) #Transformers #RiseOfTheBeasts

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts: A hazy direction into the Franchise – Movie Review by Ana Sofia Cintron (@ana_sofia53) #Transformers #RiseOfTHeBeasts

After the release of 2018’s Bumblebee, the franchise breathes new life into the Transformers’ universe with its heartfelt storytelling and endearing characters. Marking the departure of Michael Bay’s style and delivering a fresh new direction. Directed by Steve Caple Jr., Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is the new installment of the newly rebooted franchise. Introducing a whole new faction of Transformer—the Maximals to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons. 

Through the reboots, prequels, and sequels; the Transformers franchise has been known, for recurring themes and storyline. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts tries to experiment with their plot by raising the stakes, however it plays it safe and finds comfort in their formulaic plot structure. Fans of the series may appreciate the familiarity of a Sunday morning cartoons, others may find the story predictable and lacking. 

Anthony Ramos, as Noah, brings a sense of charisma and relatability to his role. On the hand, Dominique Fishback as Elena is the “Indiana Jones” of the movie and the one that shows direction to the storyline. Each Autobot has its unique traits and personalities, and their interactions with the human characters provide both comedic relief and crucial moments. However, while the main cast takes the spotlight, a few supporting characters feel underutilized and static. Suffering the fate of a background character. 

The highlight of the movie is of course “The avenger style” showdown. Creating action-packed sequences between the Autobots and Deceptions that are visually pleasing and well choreographed; that goes hand in hand with a 90s soundtrack that gets your blood pumping. Taking full advantage of its various settings, from the lively streets of Brooklyn to ancient ruins in Peru, creating diverse and exciting scenes. 

The biggest takeaway of the film, wasn’t the giant robot fights, the CIG nor the introduction of new characters; it was the wild cliffhanger that’s certainly going to get people talking about the future of the franchise. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is a summer popcorn blockbuster that has its moment of excitement and spectacle, but its formulaic plot hinders the film from reaching greater heights. 

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