Approximately 1,600 years ago, a Transformer visited Earth to hand humanity a secret weapon: a magical staff.
It could have landed in anyone’s lands, but Merlin – yes that Merlin – was the first to acquire it. You see, up until this point in history Merlin really didn’t have any magic. He was simply an old drunk man who lied about his powers.
The staff changed that. It also helped King Arthur and the British win a critical battle. (Merlin got the credit.) But after Merlin died, the staff was lost.
Fast forward to 2017.
Transformers have been banned from Earth – sort of. Some of the good guys (the Autobots) are living at an outpost in the Badlands of South Dakota, while others are hiding out in Cuba. That’s essential, because a para-military force known as The Transformers Reaction Force (TRF) is circling the globe, looking to destroy all remaining “robots in disguise.”
So, what about our hero, Optimus Prime? He’s asleep in space, sailing toward his home planet of Cybertron, in hopes of learning who created him.
Are you still following me? Here’s how all of this is connected: Cybertron is dying, and the only way it can survive is if someone finds that magical staff. But if that happens, then Earth’s energy will vanquish and we’ll all die.
Repeat after me: “Help, Optimus Prime!”
It’s all part of the new movie Transformers: The Last Knights (PG-13)
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