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Erm, Transformers 5 is just as long as the other movies

Michael Bay wasn’t exactly telling us the truth about Transformers: The Last Knight‘s running time.

Earlier this month, he responded to rumours that the movie would run for a butt-numbing three hours by saying that Transformers 5 was “shorter than the last 3 movies by a lot”.

Only the BBFC has now classified The Last Knight and reported that it clocks in at 149 minutes long.

That’s basically the same length as both Dark of the Moon and Revenge of the Fallen although, granted, isn’t as long as Age of Extinction‘s 165 minutes. But, really, what’s 16 minutes when it’s over two-and-a-half-hours long?

Oh for the shorter 143-minute running time of the first Transformers movie…

And if you’re interested, like the other four movies, Transformers: The Last Knight has been rated 12A for “moderate action violence, moderate bad language”.

Earlier this year, we spent a mad day on set with the director in Edinburgh as we got to experience total Bayhem up close.

The movie takes place at a time when humans and Transformers are at war. With Optimus Prime not on our side anymore, it’s left to the returning Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) to save the day. Oh, and Sir Anthony Hopkins is on board as Sir Edmund Burton, a historian who lives with Autobots, naturally.

Transformers: The Last Knight is released in US cinemas on June 21 and UK cinemas on June 22.

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