Release Date : June 08, 2023
123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Starring: Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback and others
Director: Steven Caple Jr
Producers: Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian and Duncan Henderson
Music Director: Jongnic Bontemps
Cinematography: Enrique Chediak
Editor: Joel Negron and William Goldenberg
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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is the latest and seventh installment in the Transformers franchise. It is a standalone sequel to Bumblebee and a prequel to Transformers. The film has released in India today. Check out our review to know how the movie has turned out to be.
Unicron, a planet-eating god, wants the Transwarp Key that can open portals through time and space. The Maximals, a race of robotic beasts, split the key and hide the two parts on Earth to keep them away from Unicron’s heralds, the Terrorcons, who are also searching for the key. When Elena Wallace (Dominique Fishback), a museum intern, finds one part of the key in a falcon-shaped idol, she inadvertently opens a portal that alerts both the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, and the Terrorcons, led by Scourge. Do the Autobots succeed in stopping the evil bots from getting the key? Who is Noah Diaz (Anthony Ramos), and how does he enter the mission to save the planet Earth? Do the Maximals come to rescue the planet Earth from the Terrorcons?
Plus Points :
The new installment in the Transformers franchise is special because it introduces a wide range of new Transformers called Maximals. You have Optimal Primal (a Gorilla), Cheetor (a Cheetah), Rhinox (a Rhino), and Airazor (a Falcon). They play a pivotal role in this film and lend their support to the Autobots who want to stop Unicron’s plan.
The action part, especially in the second hour, is engaging in parts. The epic battle between Optimus Prime, Scourge, and the rest of the Terrorcons is a feast to watch on the big screen. The camera work and sound design are excellent in the respective parts.
Autobot Mirage plays a pivotal role in this movie. His comic timing and jovial acts are fun to watch. Meanwhile, Mirage’s bond with his human friend Noah is touching and emotional. Elena Wallace gets a neat role, and she gives her best for her character.
The mid-credit scene is good and hints at a terrific crossover with another action franchise. One will be wowed after watching this scene.
Minus Points :
The common point in every Transformers movie is saving the Earth from the baddies, be it Unicron or others. The story of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has no great plot, but what saves the film is its fine narration and action sequences.
Although the film is okay, it could have been more enjoyable with a better, more racy screenplay. Also, the action part is less compared to the previous installments.
What works well in this kind of human-robot-related films is the emotion, which the latest Transformers movie lacks. The director could have written some emotional scenes between Noah and his brother and also Mirage. The visual effects are satisfactory, but the transformations of the Maximals and Autobots could have been presented in a more impressive manner.
The film is said to be a standalone sequel to Bumblebee, released in 2018. Unfortunately, Bumblebee does not have much room in this flick. The most important thing is that this sci-fi action-adventure film lacks wow moments.
Technical Aspects :
Regarding the direction, it is fine, but director Steven Caple Jr. could have made the story writer, Joby Harold, and his screenwriters write a better version to make Transformers: Rise of the Beasts a wonderful movie.
The soundtrack used in the movie is good, especially in the action sequences. The cinematography and editing are fine. The production values are quite good, and you can witness the richness on the big screen. A bunch of punchlines could have helped the film a lot.
Overall, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is a mediocre sci-fi action-adventure film with a routine story. Although the performances and action sequences are okay to watch, one would expect more action due to the introduction of Maximals. If you are okay with a routine storyline and have a love for the Transformers franchise, you may watch the film this weekend.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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