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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT is Not Doing So Hot

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT is Not Doing So Hot

Today on Nerdist News Talks Back, host Jessica Chobot, Editor-in-Chief Rachel Heine, and Senior Editor Dan Casey, discuss the day’s top stories in pop-culture. Han Solo’s new director Ron Howard spoke up about his involvement in the film, Transformers: The Last Knight isn’t super good, Jared Leto may or may not be in any more DC movies, and one Youtuber found a way to play Super Mario in real life.

While there has been significant controversy the last few days over the state of Han’s solo outing, director Ron Howard’s humble words should hopefully ease some of the internet’s outrage. Still, when the movie inevitably comes out, fans will wonder how it would have been under previous directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, a position we don’t envy.

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The latest Transformers movie comes out this weekend, and it’s not the most well-liked movie this summer. Sitting at a cool 16% on RottenTomatoes, the movie has been receiving very pointed hate by quite a few reviewers. Rolling Stone went so far as to say “every time Michael Bay directs another Transformers abomination, movies die a little.” But what do they know, right? Not everyone hated the movie, however; our own Luke Thompson gave it 5/5 burritos. If you already like the Transformers films, maybe it’ll give you 5/5 burritos.

When asked whether or not he would appear in future DC movies as the Joker, Jared Leto gave a solid maybe, saying both “I have no idea” and “maybe I know.” Will Leto appear in Gotham City Sirens? We have no idea, but we don’t think he needs to. The Joker is part of Harley Quinn’s origin story, but not every one of her adventures revolves around him. This could be a good chance to set her up as her own character, rather than an extension of the Clown Prince of Crime. What is she, some kinda’ empowered female character?

Moving away from movies, Youtuber Abhishek Singh took the most iconic video game level, 1-1 from Super Mario Bros., and brought it to 8-bit life! Using the Microsoft Hololens, Singh took on question blocks and goombas in Central Park. We’d advise against this, since people and obstacles are obscured by the game, but the feed watching him play from an outside perspective is pretty hilarious. But still not New Donk City hilarious.

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Image: Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Nintendo

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