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Transformers: The Last Knight
Runtime: 149 minutes
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Stanley Tucci
Director: Michael Bay
Sex: Some sexual innuendos; kissing by a couple.
Language: O/G/OMG/G-9; Ch*ist-1; S-33; A-15; F word partially uttered twice; slang for male genitalia-3; slang for sex-2; H-12; D-7; bugger-1; crap-1; S.O.B.-1; bi*ch-1; a comment about a goat's privates.
Violence: A lot of violence throughout including some blood; a Transformer is decapitated but no blood is seen; a lot of battle scenes, and this is between giant robot beings and humans, and a gigantic Middle Ages battle is seen; a lot of people are killed or wounded by various weapons.
Drugs: Several drinking scenes; a comment about a "drunkard"; a character smokes a metal cigar; pipe smoking; a comment about not knowing what a character "is smoking in his pipe."
Nudity: Man's stomach is seen; cleavage.
Other: Several scary jump scenes; tension between characters; kids disrespect authority figures.
Integrity: Message against discrimination
Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
"Transformers: The Last Knight" is the fifth installment of this franchise and features a few good thoughts such as a character's statement that "without personal sacrifice, there can be no victory" and that anyone stepping forward can wind up being a hero. However, other than this, there are a lot of battles and action for long stretches in the movie, and little else of substance at times. The film includes big name stars such as Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins, and these two always give a good performance. It is too bad the battle scenes and violence dominate so much of the picture. A little more character development with these marvelous actors would have been refreshing.
Despite the loads of action sequences for those who really enjoy that aspect, the movie includes several sexual innuendos, strong language, and a lot of violence, so we can't award it our Dove Family-Approved Seal.
Not Dove Family Approved
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