After five entries in the Transformers saga that have received mixed critical reception at best and absolute critical evisceration at worst, Bumblebee is breaking that streak as by far the most critically-acclaimed entry in the franchise. Now, the film has rolled out into theaters and Thursday night previews have helped rake in $2.85 million for the standalone adventure.
When combined with the $700,000 sneak preview from two weeks ago, Bumblebee has now raked in $3 million in previews alone. Although the film faces heavy competition at the Christmas box office against the likes of Aquaman, Mary Poppins Returns and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, positive word of mouth from critics and audiences can help it have strong legs throughout the rest of the holiday season and well into February.
Now that Michael Bay is no longer behind the camera and Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight is at the helm, this more family-oriented take with Bumblebee can bring back trust from audiences after the diminishing returns from the Bay-directed Transformers sequels that reached an all-time low at the U.S. box office with Transformers: The Last Knight in 2017.
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Here is the synopsis for Bumblebee:
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
Directed by Travis Knight from a script written by Christina Hodson, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena, Stephen Schneider, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Ian Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, and Grace Dzienny.
Bumblebee is in theaters now!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.