If you’re looking for a CGI-extravaganza, you don’t have to look much further than the Transformers franchise. With giant transforming machines beating each other to a pulp and humans scurrying around underneath, nearly every scene of a Transformers film features some form of CG. For the actors who have to pretend to be humans surrounded by towering metallic aliens, there’s a lot of make-believe to be played.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: The Last Knight star Mark Wahlberg described the challenge of acting in the films.
You just gotta be committed to it. You gotta be hyper aware of everything that’s going on within that scene or sequence. And then you just gotta commit, you know? But it’s the purest form of make-pretend, for sure.
“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).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.”
Transformers: The Last Knight will make a last stand on June 21, 2017. The film’s cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, and Santiago Cabrera. The vocal talents of Peter Cullen, John Goodman, John DiMaggio, and Mark Ryan will also be featured.
2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
Here are over 20 films worth seeing over the next four months. Click Next to start!