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Parents need to know that "Transformers: The Last Knight" is the fifth installment in Michael Bay's big-budget franchise based on the popular Hasbro toys. This one, like the other "Transformers" movies, will likely appeal most to middle-school kids interested in explosive action and crass jokes. Violence is loud, constant, and leads to both Transformer and human deaths (mostly during battle sequences. There's also an upsetting fight sequence between Prime and Bumblebee that nearly leads to one of their deaths. While there's only one kiss (and some hand holding), you can expect plenty of racy jokes and innuendo about sex/celibacy. Language is frequent and mostly along the lines of "s--t" and insults ("d--khead," "a--hole," "b--ch," etc.). Despite the added diversity of a teen Latina character, many of the Decepticons' vocal performances still seem based in racial stereotypes, and the overwhelming majority of the characters are white.