Transformers 5 Set Video Shows A Massive Highway Catastrophe

Everyone in the world is captivated by a car crash. Whether it's actually seeing one with your own two eyes or simply the repercussions of one, you can't help but stare at the wreckage and damage and be a bit transfixed. Michael Bay loves nothing more than playing up to audiences' urges to see high-octane car collisions. And, as you'd expect, Transformers 5 is going to be no different. In fact, to amp up anticipation ahead of the release of the blockbuster, the bombastic director has uploaded a video from its production of a huge highway crash that will be used in the film. Have at it below.

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Classic Michael Bay. Not just in the fact that the massive highway catastrophe also includes the use of a helicopter, huge explosions, and repeatedly rolling cars, but because you can almost see the joy in his face as he directs such mayhem.

But what can we glean from this teaser footage for Transformers 5? Well, we see that Bumblebee is in the thick of the action once again, as he and a group of armored vehicles that are traveling down a secluded desert road are suddenly attacked by the aforementioned helicopter, which I'm assuming will lead to the likes of Optimus Prime and his fellow Autobots in either assisting, avenging, or saving him.

Other than that, your guess is as good as mine. I'm just hoping that John Turturro's Seymour Simmons is in one of those cars because, let's face it, he's been the best part of the franchise so far.

There's actually hope that, unlike the last three Transformers films, The Last Knight will match the truly underrated original installment to the franchise; the original was released in 2007 and was a genuinely enthralling combination of special effects, blockbuster spectacle, and comedy.

Age Of Extinction, Revenge Of The Fallen, and Dark Of The Moon's genuine awfulness have subsequently eradicated any memory of Transformers' prowess. But with a screenwriting think-tank led by Oscar winning scribe Akiva Goldsman having reportedly built a new universe for Michael Bay to play in, there's a chance that there could be a coherent structure to this outing that's recently been lacking.

As the above video suggests, The Last Knight is set to include the same kind of Bayhem that we've long become accustomed to. But Michael Bay will have a hard time beating his greatest ever car crash sequence, which came in Bad Boys 2. You can appreciate all over again below.

We'll see if Michael Bay can eclipse the above when Transformers: The Last Knight is finally released on June 23, 2017.

Gregory Wakeman