Transformers 5 - 6.5/10
Lets get the two most obvious things out of the way first, the movie plot as always is stupid and there isn't any character development but lets face it do any of these really matter in a movie like this? I personally say no. No doubt there will be die hard fans of Transformers universe who will come away from these feeling somewhat betrayed to the lore of the source material they love.
On a technical level this movie exceeds all expectation, I have to admit I can't stand 3D and all that post conversion crap studios do. I admired Peter Jackson for trying the 60 fps shoot for The Hobbit, it did bring more clarity to 3D at the expense of it not looking much like a movie anymore. But Michael Bay has shot almost 95% of this movie using dual IMAX 3D cameras and let me tell you on a huge IMAX screen this film is gorgeous.
It annoys me in other movies that ever changing aspect ratio from letterbox to scenes shot in IMAX like The Dark Knight. But for big spectacle movies such as this using this method has got to be the way forward. The depth and clarity of the 3D was unlike any other movie I've experienced.
The humor throughout is actually quite decent, the audience and myself actually laughed more at this movie than I have done at pure comedy genres movies this year / last year. The spectacle and action is top notch.
The best thing about the movie is the introduction of a new transformer character called Cogman which to my knowledge has no previous history in the lore, he is a fresh off the bat character introduced in this. And oh my god they have created such an amazing character, there are talks of a spin-off standalone Bumblebee movie, hell no, we need a Cogman movie. Few little tidbits in a spoiler tag.
In the trailers it shows Optimus going rogue in order to save Cybertron and having a battle with Bumblebee, this is quite pointless, when "Nemesis Prime" hears Bumblebees real voice he just reverts back to Optimus Prime.
Megatron has had it rough over the course of the movies but was turned into Galvatron in Age of Extinction only to now be Megatron again, makes no sense I know.
It takes a bit from the animated movie and Earth is actually Unicron which Quintessa wants to destroy.