Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is an action-adventure film that will be released on October 10. The film is the seventh installment in the live-action Transformers series and features a mix of familiar Autobots and newly introduced Maximals. The story follows Optimus Prime and his Autobots as they team up with the Maximals to save the planet from a new threat.
The film is set in the 90s and takes viewers on a globe-trotting adventure that includes stunning locations in Peru such as Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Tarapoto. The protagonist, Noah Diaz, played by Anthony Ramos, is a former military member who is trying to support his family. His journey is at the center of the plot and provides a relatable and likable character for viewers to follow.
While the film is enjoyable, some fans were disappointed that the newly introduced Maximals were not given enough screen time. Ron Perlman’s Optimus Primal and Michelle Yeoh’s Airazor lead the Maximals but are mostly in the background for large portions of the film. Surprisingly, it is Pete Davidson’s Mirage who steals the show with a compelling character arc.
The behind-the-scenes featurettes included in the film’s home release provide an in-depth look at how the movie was made. These featurettes showcase the challenges of shooting on location in Peru, the process of representing the 90s, and the design of the characters. They offer fans a deeper appreciation for the impressive job done by the filmmakers.
Unfortunately, a commentary track is not included in the release. However, there are 13 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes, including alternate opening and ending shots. These scenes provide an interesting glimpse into the filmmaking process, particularly the pre-visualization CGI.
Overall, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts in 4K delivers a high-quality viewing experience, complemented by over an hour of special features. The film itself is an enjoyable journey with a strong focus on family, and it sets up the possibility of an exciting sequel. Fans of the Transformers series and newcomers alike will find plenty to like about this release.
Please note that this summary is based on a review provided by ComingSoon, who received a copy of the product for review purposes.