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‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Heads to Streaming Services After Short Theater Run

Directed by Steven Caple Jr., Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is the seventh film in the massive and sprawling Transformers franchise, and it was widely anticipated previous to its release. After a mediocre start in June, the sci-fi action film gained traction and crossed the $400 million mark, but after a considerably short theatrical run, Paramount+ has announced its plan to add the movie to the streaming service.

When will ‘Rise of the Beasts’ be available to stream?

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According to The Direct, Paramount has confirmed that Rise of the Beasts will be accessible to stream on its service (Paramount+) very soon, on July 25. The date is 46 days after its initial theatrical debut on June 9, indicating a fairly brief theater run. As of current, the seventh Transformers movie is available to buy and rent digitally, but it is not yet accessible on any streaming platforms. In terms of physical release, Rise of the Beasts will be available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD starting October 10.

What is ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ about?

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts was written by Joby Harold and James Vanderbilt and is essentially a reboot of the franchise following Bumblebee (2018). The film stars Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Peter Cullen, Ron Perlman, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Yeoh, and John DiMaggio. Liza Koshy and Pete Davidson are also part of the cast! The film is set in 1994 and follows Optimus Prime as he leads the Autobots in a battle against the Decepticons. The Autobots are joined by a new faction of Transformers, the Maximals, while the Decepticons are also joined by a never-before-seen group, the Predacons. The film also features the introduction of the Terrorcons, a group of Decepticons who can transform into prehistoric creatures.

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Fans of the franchise were pleased with the movie, but critics were mainly divided on the matter. While many thought it was a faithful adaptation of the source material, others saw it as just another installment that failed to innovate in any meaningful sense. Despite this, the picture was a box office triumph, grossing over $427.1 million worldwide.