Hopefully Paramount has finally learned from their mistakes and moved on from Michael Bay and his frenetic destruction out of the Transformers franchise for good. Replacing him with someone who respects Transformers for what it is and can tell a great story.
That man is Travis Knight, the lead animator of Lakia (one of the best animation studios), who is making the big jump to live action with Bumblebee and a glimmer of hope to Transformer fans that you can make a great Transformers movie by putting a lot of effort.
That’s why I am excited for this Bumblebee prequel and why I want this film to be the bright light of Transformers films in the near future. With a great cast, a great director, a great origin story that reminds me of The Iron Giant and E.T., Bumblebee will be something really special!
Plot Synopsis: On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen.
Wow, this looks like it’s going to be an amazing prequel and I absolutely love BumbleBee’s 80’s look and the bond he and Charlie share. The music is just as hopeful as I am for this movie. Hailee Steinfield is a great actress and I think the right choice to play Charlie as she has great facial expressions and a lot of heart. Charlie and BumbleBee’s bond is so adorable and is very refreshing to see after Bay ruined Transformers for a long time. That hug is so cute!
I really love the Bernie Mac quote at the start of the teaser (Rest in peace, Comedy Legend).
“Let me tell you something, the driver don’t pick the car, the car pick the driver. It’s a mystical bond between man and machine.”
Of course what’s a Transformers film without action and Decepticons? This teaser has them both, and they cut back on the explosions. (Sorry, not sorry Bay!)
The only problem Bumblebee has is that it’s competing against holiday juggernauts like Aquaman, Alita: Battle Angel (Editor’s Note: Really J-Mart, this is competition?), and Holmes and Watson. I really want to see this film succeed and not get crushed by it’s huge competition. I think this could possibly be the “Jumanji of Holiday 2018″.