This is certainly not to say that a long movie can’t be good. Most audiences would probably argue that the examples cited above are good (if not great) movies. That said, not everything has to be long, and the “Transformers” movies have apparently gone further off the rails the longer they get. “Bumblebee” was by far the most critically praised entry in the series, and it was also the shortest of the live-action films to date. Meanwhile, “Age of Extinction,” “The Last Knight” and “Revenge of the Fallen” were heavily criticized, even though they ran for more than two hours. If history has taught us anything, this bodes well for “Rise of the Beasts.”
Meanwhile, Paramount has no intention of putting the franchise to rest for another five years. In addition to plans for more live-action installments beyond this ’90s-set adventure that will feature the characters of “Beast Wars,” a new theatrical animated film with a stacked cast titled “Transformers One” is coming next summer. . Now, if the upcoming movies are good as well as not being too long, we’ll be in good shape. Here’s the official synopsis for “Rise of the Beasts.”
Returning to the action and spectacle that have captivated moviegoers around the world, “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” will take audiences on a globe-trotting 1990s adventure with the Autobots and introduce an all-new faction of Transformers, the Maximals, to join them as allies in the ongoing battle for land.
“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” hits theaters on June 9, 2023.