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Movie Review: TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS (2023): This 1990s sci-fi extravaganza is a well-paced action rush

Movie Review: TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS (2023): This 1990s sci-fi extravaganza is a well-paced action rush

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Review

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023) Movie reviewOR movie run by Steven Caple Jr.written by Joby Harold, Darnell Metayer AND Josh Peters and playing Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Colman Domingo, Peter Cullen, Ron Perlman, Luna Lauren Velez, Dean Scott Vazquez, Tobe Nwigwe, Sarah Stiles, Michelle Yeoh, Pete Davidson, Peter Dinklage, Lenny Parker, Frank Marrs, Aidan Devine, Mike Chute, Tyler Hall AND Sean Tucker.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is a great, well-produced action prequel expertly directed by Steven Caple Jr. It’s a mix of several movie genres and in the end it’s as successful as it gets thanks to the likable Anthony Ramos who suits up to help the Transformers fight some Terrorcons. These new villains are some of the most vicious to be seen in the world transformer exclusivity. The fact that the film’s climax can still have audiences on the edge of their seats, even though they know it’s a prequel and everything has to work, is a testament to the film’s actual quality. Of course, there are drawbacks. These movies are always long and some characters are underdeveloped, but overall, this movie is a good part of the summer movie season.

If you want to see the imagination the writers put into this picture, consider its “Beast Wars” roots and the inclusion of a gorilla character named Optimus Primal (voice of Ron Perlman). Even Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh lends her voice talents to the picture as Airazor. But the unique style of the film is also found in the setting of the photo in New York. Set in 1994, we are introduced to Noah Diaz (Ramos) who is an ordinary boy in Brooklyn with a younger brother, Kris (Dean Scott Vazquez) who has health problems. Thus, Noah’s family has expensive medical expenses and a job interview for Noah to help pay these bills is unsuccessful. This causes Noah to get involved in a car theft. He ends up trying to get a Porsche that is actually a “transformer”, the Mirage (very funny voice of Pete Davidson) and the action of the film soon kicks into high gear. “Autobots unite” is the message spread to the transformers as the movie begins.

The film also stars the always intriguing Dominique Fishback as Elena Wallace, the heroic character who works at a museum for a woman named Jillian (Broadway’s wonderful Sarah Stiles Tootsie). When Elena comes across a very unusual discovery, the plot becomes more complicated in nature.

Colman Domingo serves as the voice of Unicron and is an inspired choice to be sure. His voice talents are perfectly suited to the villainous role. Let’s not forget the formidable Peter Dinklage, who is the vocal talent for the menacing Scourge, another key character in the picture.

Ramos is the heart of the film, for sure. It’s hard not to sympathize with Noah as he struggles to survive and keep his family afloat. He can save the world even though he was rejected for an ordinary job. He’s a man of integrity, and when he finally dons a protective suit to help the Transformers, it leads to some scenes that are sure to keep the audience cheering. Fishback continues to work on her amazing skills as well as her film work.

What would a movie like this be without Optimus Prime (voice of Peter Cullen), himself, who teams up with Noah to save humanity as we know it? Cullen’s standout performance is in line with his other excellent turns as the character, while the effects that make up the Terrorcons are definitely worthy of consideration for next year’s Visual Effects Oscar.

It’s hard not to admire the thought that went into this science fiction extravaganza. It was definitely a project that would make fans of Hasbro toys very happy. This photo casts everything but the kitchen sink, and is all the more successful for doing so. By the time Bumblebee goes after some bad guys with a vengeance to LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” you’ll be blown away by the incredible energy displayed throughout this photo.

Also, a perfect choice of soundtrack is that of Notorious BIG who is on the soundtrack in the end credits plus the decision to end the film with a possible merger between this franchise and another high profile Paramount series, which of course a reboot can use itself.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts avoid some of the mistakes others make transformer made sequels, which caused them to do poorly with critics. By integrating so much talent into the story line, the film stands out significantly from others in the series. Gone are the usual time-filling elements that made some of the other photos feel crowded. There is considerable substance to the plot here. This makes the stakes higher and the action more intense for the audience to watch.

While you don’t have to be a fan of the old toys or cartoons to enjoy the new film, it would certainly help one appreciate the effort put into the film. Ramos and Fishback have qualities that make them seem ordinary, which makes their heroic feats in the film feel all the more fun to watch. I especially liked when Fishback’s character ended up on “60 Minutes,” the TV news show. Ramos calls out “Brooklyn” once or twice in the film. It would also be nice to call out Steven Caple Jr., who has created a winning action movie worthy of a few bucks at the box office.


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