‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ isn’t three hours long, but it does clock in at 149 minutes.
According to the BBFC, the upcoming ‘Transformers 5’ is a whopping 149 minutes long – that’s almost two-and-a-half hours of big robots knocking lumps out of each other while Mark Wahlberg runs around screaming.
It may seem like a long time but it’s a lot less than we previously thought.
Earlier internet rumours suggested that ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ was set to become the longest ‘Transformers’ movie to date – claiming a staggering runtime of 3 hours.
But it seems that’s not the case, and director Michael bay was quick to draw a line under it.
Reports of #transformers The Last Knight being over 3hrs is wrong. It's shorter than the last 3 movies by a lot.
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) June 1, 2017
But does Bay’s statement still hold true?
Well, not exactly…
Here are the run times for the ‘Transformers’ movies so far:
- Transformers: 2 hours 24 minutes
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon: 2 hours 34 minutes
- Transformers: Age of Extinction: 2 hours 45 minutes
As you can see, the last three ‘Transformers’ movies hover around the 2 hours 30 minutes mark, with the exception of ‘Age of Extinction’ which packs in an extra 15 minutes. But let’s be honest – that doesn’t make ‘Transformers 5’ shorter than ‘the last 3 movies by a lot’.
In fact, it makes it shorter than ‘Dark of the Moon’ by 5 minutes.
And it’s shorter than ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ by just 1 minute.
I can’t help thinking that Michael Bay’s comments were a little misleading and suggested a much shorter runtime than we eventually got. But for fans of the ‘transformers’ franchise, it’s more of the same. And that’s likely to be appreciated.
‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ stars Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Isabela Moner, Gemma Chan, Peter Cullen and Frank Weller.
Michael Bay directed the film based on a script by Art Meachum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan.
‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ heads to cinemas on 23 June 2017.