“Rise of the Beasts” transports fans back to the enthralling world of Transformers, reuniting them with beloved characters such as Optimus Prime voiced by Peter Cullen, the Maximals from “Transformers: Beast Wars,” and a horde of intergalactic villains serving the planet-devouring Unicron. The film adeptly balances its focus by paying attention to the human characters played by Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, who find themselves swept up in the monumental clash between good and evil. Set against the gritty backdrop of 1994 New York City, Ramos’s Noah, a former military expert, and Fishback’s Elena, an ambitious artifacts specialist, confront issues of race and marginalization. With a talented voice cast featuring Pete Davidson, Michelle Yeoh, Ron Perlman, and Peter Dinklage, accompanied by infectious ’90s hip-hop music, the film exudes nostalgia. However, the climactic fight lacks the same excitement as earlier action sequences, and the predictable outcomes and hints at future films diminish the stakes. Nonetheless, fans can prepare for more exhilarating Transformers adventures in this ever-expanding cinematic universe. Visit flixtor for more!
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts | June 9, 2023 (United States)
Director: Steven Caple Jr.Writer: Joby Harold, Darnell Metayer, Josh PetersStars: Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren VelezSummary: During the '90s, a new faction of Transformers - the Maximals - join the Autobots as allies in the battle for Earth.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English