Now that Paramount Pictures’ highly-anticipated Transformers spinoff film Bumblebee has rolled out into theaters just in time for Christmas, audiences have now been acquainted with Travis Knight’s take on the popular franchise now that Michael Bay is no longer in the director’s chair.
With Bumblebee now competing at the box office this Christmas against the likes of Aquaman, Mary Poppins Returns and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse among others, CinemaScore now has the official audience grade for the film revealed. Bumblebee has received an audience grade of an A- from CinemaScore.
— CinemaScore (@CinemaScore) December 22, 2018
In comparison with the five previous films in the series, Transformers received an A, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen received a B+, Transformers: Dark of the Moon received an A, Transformers: Age of Extinction received an A- and Transformers: The Last Knight received a B+.
With the three major Christmas blockbusters of Aquaman, Bumblebee and Mary Poppins Returns now in theaters ahead of the holiday, all three have received an A- CinemaScore, so expect business to run pretty smoothly on all three of these films.
Here is a description at how CinemaScore tallies grades from audiences for new films:
CinemaScore® is the industry leader in measuring movie appeal among theatre audiences. Since 1978, CinemaScore has been polling moviegoers at major movie releases on opening night to collect demographic information and calculate a distinctive CinemaScore grade.
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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.