Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is a fun ride, with nonstop robot fight sequences elevating this film to one of the best of the franchise. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts releases in theaters across the United States on Friday, June 9, 2023. The film stars Anthony Ramos (Noah Diaz), Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Pete Davidson (Mirage), Liza Koshy (Arcee), Ron Perlman (Optimus Primal), Michelle Yeoh (Airazor), Tobe Nwigwe (Reek), Dominique Fishback (Elena), Peter Dinklage (Scourge), and Cristo Fernandez (Wheeljack). This seventh Transformers movie was written by Joby Harold, Darnell Metayer, and Josh Peters and directed by Steven Caple Jr. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts Parents Guide
In Transformers: Rise of the Beasts: Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts takes audiences on a 90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduces a whole new faction of Transformer – the Maximals – to the existing battle on Earth between Autobots and Decepticons.
Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts Age Rating Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know about the age rating of the movie before letting their younger children watch Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
Language: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts contains some strong language, with profanity used throughout, including sh*t, a**, d*mn, hell, hoes, and phrases like “Oh my g-d.”
Mature Content: The biggest concern for parents of young children in the film, other than the stronger words, is the persistent violence that include hand-to-hand combats, multiple explosions, guns, shooting, and other weapons used, as well as the deaths of some characters, aberrational behavior, and more mature themes and adult themes. There are some suggestive references, such as a Transformer saying “you’ve been inside me,” that will most likely go over most young children’s heads and another scene that shows a character giving the middle finger. Some of the alien robots and other creatures may scare some young children. The film does not contain drug abuse or contain any drug use content. No brief nudity, sexually-oriented nudity, sexual content or sex scenes. It has a PG-13 movie rating.
Age Rating of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts: Paramount Pictures Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association (MPAA rating) for intense sequences of sci-fi action, depictions of violence, and snippets of language, and the parental guidelines advisory recommends it for mature audiences, an adult audience, young adults, teens, and older kids aged 13 and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or a legal guardian (adult guardian) is highly suggested for young kids (young viewers) under 13 years of age in this PG-13 motion picture for adult material. The minimum age recommendation is 13 years old; it is not suitable for younger viewers. The MPA definition of PG is that some material may not be suitable for children.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is the seventh Transformers film in the franchise, and excluding 2018’s Bumblebee (which is my favorite Transformer), it is quite possibly the best. In fact, if you have missed watching Bumblebee, it is highly recommended to do so before viewing this current film, as it picks up seven years after they were stuck on the planet and finally have a way home.
Of course, the Transformers need a little help from humans, and in this case, there’s Noah Diaz (Anthony Ramos), an ex-soldier, and Elena Wallace (Dominique Fishback), a historian who uncovers some ancient artifacts and markings. Together, the two provide a lot of the fun one-liners and comedic pauses in the film that are perfectly timed, giving a break from the intense action and fight sequences.
The humans aren’t the only ones to bring the comedy to Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, as some of the robots steal the spotlight, particularly Mirage, played by Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, who is perfect in the role as the laid-back, “cool” Transformer that befriends Noah and brings a lot of heart to the movie as well. Some other standout performances go to Peter Dinklage as “bad-bot” Scourge and the unmistakable Michelle Yeoh as Airazor. Together, the two flawlessly depict the good versus evil scenario in the film.
The film is set in 1994, which will delight many Transformers fans with some of the throwbacks to the time, like a name drop to Super Mario Bros. and some other fun Easter Eggs and references to the 90s. There are also many new bots that join this film, along with some familiar ones; however, my biggest complaint was the fact that my favorite bot (Bumblebee) did not get much screentime. Although his time on screen was not wasted one bit.
Visually speaking, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts had some great CGI effects for most of the film, with crisp shots of the bots and some of the best fighting sequences in the Transformers franchise. The landscapes were gorgeous, with stunning green rolling hills and open, earthy countryside shots. Along with the gorgeous visuals, the soundtrack was on point, again mainly dipping into bangers from the 90s, and had superbly placed songs and lyrics that enhanced certain scenes and helped drive the story along in keeping with the high action.
There weren’t a whole lot of the classic lineup of Transformers in this film either, which makes sense from the story’s point of view and the timeframe as it lines up, but it also helped the viewer to focus on individual bots and freed up any confusion that other entries in the series didn’t do so well. All in all, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts isn’t a perfect film, but it contains enough action, fun, and heart to make it worth the ride.