The New ‘Transformers’ Movie Arrives In Singapore Theatres Today

A fresh start or a flop?

Drawing up your weekend plans with family and friends? Check out Transformers: Rise of the Beasts which premieres today in Singapore.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts poster

Charge into a brand-new adventure. (Photo from: @transformersmovie)

The new movie is the seventh instalment in the cinematic franchise and is a sequel to the 2018 Bumblebee movie which starred Hailee Steinfeld.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts: trailer, cast, and plot

If the Bumblebee movie is set in the ‘80s, this new Transformers movie takes place in the ‘90s. There’s a new Transformers crew in town called the Maximals (which can turn into giant animals), and they’ll be teaming up with the Autobots to battle against a new planet-eating threat called the Unicron.

The new movie boasts a diverse and star-studded cast. Anthony Ramos (who starred in the musical drama film In The Heights) portrays the role of Noah, an ex-Army tech expert. Dominique Fishback (known for the psychological thriller series Swarm) plays Elena, an anthropologist.

Cast members in Singapore for the world premiere of the movie.

Peter Dinklage lends his voice as a villain called Scourge, while the legendary voice actor Peter Cullen will once again voice Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots. The latter has been in the game for four decades and counting if you include the animated Transformers show of the ‘80s. Another wonderful addition to the cast is actress Michelle Yeoh, who will voice the character of Maximal Falcon Airazor. Other voice actors include Pete Davidson for a Porsche Autobot, Liza Koshy for an Autobot named Arcee, and Ron Perlman for a gorilla bot called Optimus Primal.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts: early reviews, tickets, and where to watch in Singapore

The reviews for the new film seem to be leaning on the positive side. It’s being praised for the relatable human storyline of the machine-filled film, the performances of Anthony and Dominique, and the nostalgia that comes with seeing one’s Transformers action figures come to life on the big screen. Other reviews say that it’s a weak attempt to revive the franchise and one that actually marks its downfall.

Would like to see it for yourself? It’s now in theatres in Singapore and you can book your tickets here.

(Cover photo from: @transformersmovie)

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