transformers movie connections

(Welcome to Movie Mixtape, where we find cinematic relatives and seek out interesting connections between new releases and older movies that allow us to rethink and enjoy what’s in our theaters as well as the favorites on our shelf. In this edition: Transformers: The Last Knight.)

After hundreds and hundreds of years, and a detour into Guy Ritchie’s clutches, King Arthur is finally in a Transformers movie. This is the world we live in now. Might as well get used to it. Dogs and cats living together is next.

The fifth installment in the absurdly profitable, Hasbro-fueled series will be the last to feature Bayhem. Michael Bay is stepping away after one last ride, but not after introducing Medieval lore and Sir Anthony Hopkins to a universe of urinating alien cars and mechanical dinosaurs. I mean, if you’ve already put fried chicken next to your lasagna at the buffet, you might as well toss a shepherd’s pie on top.

Chaos reigns in this franchise, which is why this installment of the Mixtape might seem even more randomized. Grab your sword, and just go with it.

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Cartoon Brew has tipped me off to the upcoming documentary I Know That Voice which focuses on voice over actors, from the guys who narrate trailers and commercials, to the people behind the voices of nearly all of the classic and contemporary cartoon characters, to even the voices behind your favorite characters in video games. The doc seems to be heavily interview-driven, so a lot of talking heads against clips. While I usually prefer a narrative when it comes to non fiction films, this subject is interesting enough and I’d love to her the stories of all these voice-over greats. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.

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