Tobe Nwigwe attends the premiere of “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’

Returning to the action and spectacle that has captured moviegoers around the world, “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” takes audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure in the existing battle for earth.

Transformers- Rise of the Beasts

Set in 1994, Brooklyn, Anthony Ramos (Noah) plays an ex-military electronics expert who lives with his mother Breanna (Lauren Vélez) and his 11-year-old brother Kris (Dean Scott Vazquez). It’s a daily struggle for the trio as Kris is fighting sickle cell disease and has mounting health care costs.

Tobe Nwigwe poses with his family at Paramount’s Transformers Rise Of The Beasts New York Premiere at Kings Theatre

Relief comes with Reek, a character played by rapper Tobe Nwigwe, who shares a money-making scheme with Noah which involves stealing a car.  It’s an action that throws Noah into the thrones of the Transformers world and together, with museum researcher Elena Wallace (Dominique Fishback), they combine forces against a planet killer to defend their adopted home and embark on a mission to save both their planets.

Cast of Transformers- Rise of the Beasts at New York premiere

“Reek is a sort of Robin Hood,” chimes Nwigwe. “He loves his friends and families but has ways that are not necessarily smiled upon in society, but he means well and is a phenomenal character and friend.”

Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback and Tobe Nwigwe

It’s a pleasant crowd pleaser and loyal fans of the franchise won’t be disappointed. Hip-hop aficionados will also enjoy the kudos to the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Brooklyn, known for its lyrical prowess, produced influential artists like Wu-Tang Clan, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, and Mos Def and the film’s soundtrack is full of plenty of hip-hop classics.

Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback and Tobe Nwigwe the film which follows the crew on a mission to save the world arrives in theaters June 9.

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/ Image Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

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