Transformers: The Last Knight is not exactly turning out to be the bright spot of the franchise some fans were hoping for.
Instead, the fifth installment to the Transformers franchise is the worst reviewed film of the entire franchise. It is currently sitting at an 18% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes after reviews came out on Wednesday. This ties the film for worst reviewed in the franchise with the fourth installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction, which is also sitting at an unpleasant 18%.
The first three films, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon earned 57%, 19%, and 18% approval ratings, respectively.
Still, the franchise proves reviews mean little when it comes to selling tickets. In order from first film released through the fourth, the franchise has hauled in whopping totals of $709 million, $836 million, $1.12 billion and $1.1 billion worldwide at the box office. It is one of the highest grossing cinematic franchise of all time.
Predictions for the fifth film in the franchise have it opening lower than the recent films, closer to $75 million in its first weekend, which would put the film on par with an already disappointing summer box office this year.
Transformers: The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. 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. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci will reprise their roles from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro reprise their roles for the first three Transformers movies. The film also stars Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Santiago Cabrera, Liam Garrigan, Jerrod Carmichael, and Mitch Pileggi.
Transformers: The Last Knight's voice cast includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, John Goodman as Hound, and John DiMaggio as Crosshairs. Other transformers appearing the film include Bumblebee, Drift, Hot Rod, Cogman, Canopy, Sqweeks, Grimlock, Megatron, Barricade, Onslaught, Hooligan, and Mohawk.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens in movie theaters on June 21, 2017.