Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line created by Hasbro. It is the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series, the second film in the sequel trilogy and the sequel to 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. Like its predecessors, the film is directed by Michael Bay, featuring Mark Wahlberg returning from Age of Extinction, with Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, and Glenn Morshower all reprising their roles from the first three films, with Laura Haddock and Anthony Hopkins both joining the cast. Bay and Wahlberg have stated they will not return for another sequel.
This review is given just under a third of a page, which means it holds a significant amount of space on the page and therefore connotes that the editor of the magazine thinks that this film is successful and a good film for many different aspects. The picture at the top of the review is again about a third of the overall review size. The review itself is again of significant size, when comparing it to the sizes of the review text itself there is very little difference in the amount of text featured in this review and the amount in other reviews that have are allocated space is very comparable. Which when the audience see is done by just making the columns on this longer rather than making shorter ones that are used more frequently throughout the review, the text just looks like more in smaller chunks that are easier to read.
The image that is used is of both a human and a transformer, this shows the audience the relationship between the two types of characters and begins establishing the relationship of the characters. The audience could also gage the idea of protection from it as the transformer is coming in from the window, but also the idea that the man is positioned to be standing in front of the transformer which also adds the aspect of control and dominance from the humans, which contrasts expectations that are initially associated that the transformer will be dominant over the human and have more of a power stance. The way that the two characters are standing also adds the impression to the audience that the transformer is the clone version of the human, this is seen through the same stance, the way they are looking and where the characters hands are; finally the colour of their eyes are the same, this shows the audience that there is a possibility that the plot of the film could be revolved around the idea that the transformers are clones of the humans. The background of the picture alongside the clothes of the man show that he is from a background or has wealth, which makes the audience understand that he is the modern day typical villain, who is rich and wealthy; which allows them to come up with a plan at the expense of others (Using the transformers). However at this point the audience still don’t know the plot, this has just been interpreted from the image used in the review.
There is the first section of the review, this consists of the name of the film in capitalised serif font. This makes the audience aware of the title of the film, so therefore it is easily located and able to find if the audience are interested in going and seeing the film. There is then a star rating and a when the film is out, and the rating it has been given. This is a good bit of information to note because before the review is read the reader can get an idea of the overall impression that the written review is going to give. The rating is also important because this will let the audience know if they are eligible to view this film, however if they are reading this magazine then they are probably eligible to view the film. The directors and actors and the plot are also listed in this section, this again is a feature that is common in magazines, I think that this is really helpful because it allows the audience to know the style of the film through the director and the plot allows the audience to see what the film will be providing to them in terms of what the audience will be watching.
The review itself, is broken down into two columns, the first three words of the review are in capitalised sans serif font. This shows the introduction of the written review and makes the audience able to distinguish the difference between the introduction of the film, with the background story and the review itself. The review begins with talking about the previous films and making the audience award of the names of the previous transformers, which connotes that they could potentially be included in this film. There is further mention to previous films which are written in italics making the names stand out to the audience and therefore show that they are associated but the review isn’t based on them. The overall impression and tone given to the reader from the review is very critical and gives the impression that the film is hanging on to the same story line and failing to develop the plot further than what has been previously seen, which makes the audience understand that if they have seen the previous films then there is a solid chance that they have seen very close story lines, which makes the audience see the limitations of the story, and even mentions the conventions that have been really closely seen through the other films.