For some inexplainable reason, I am a fan of the Transformers series. Note: I am a fan of some franchise series such as the Iron Man, the Star Wars, the Matrix, the Batman, the Wolverine, each for slightly different reasons; but, let's be frank, we go to these big summer blockbusters for fun, for special effects, for the fighting scenes, for the apocalypse story, for heroes singlehandedly saving the world, for the good feeling in the end. We do not go to these movies for superb acting, complicated stories, or soul enlightening experiences. I am a simple person in these aspects of life - I keep my expectations straight, and I enjoy the result and am easily satisfied.
For the 5th movie, I went to the IMAX 3D version, which is absolutely like what the Ad says- "the definitive movie experience to have". For that, I added half a star for the rating. I got immersed in the scenes, the special effects, the cliches, the predictable storyline, even the Lamborghinis. I do not know why King Arthur and Merlin and the Knights at the round table are so popular with movies script writers, but when the swords were drawn and pointed toward the sky from all of them, I do feel the moment. The honor, the sacrifice, everything that we human race pride ourselves in.
The bad aspects? Sure, there are quite a few: Mark Wahlberg is getting a bit saggy and lackluster, the little girl character seemed so unnecessary and it never developed into anything meaningful, although the girl's gaze was so intense at times (what a waste), the definitive good and bad with no middle ground, the easy defeat of the "Queen" in the end, etc. But these are not unexpected, and a super-smart blockbuster is hard to come by. Overall, I probably won't remember the details in a few months time, but it served its purpose and is worth the time.
P.S. Why are there so many apocalypse stories? Are we humans, collectively as a species, so anxious about our future?