The Transformers live-action film franchise may be a box office juggernaut, but when it comes to its reception with critics, it’s not so warm. It seems as though with each new entry since the first film in 2007, the reception somehow gets progressively worse. However, the newest spinoff Bumblebee may change that tide.
Bumblebee rolls out into theaters just in time for the holiday season, and some have had the opportunity to have an early look at the film. So far, reactions are pretty positive on the new standalone film starring the beloved Autobot:
#Bumblebee is the best Transformers since the first one and the best movie they’ve done. What I thought was gonna be another dumb film filled with millions of explosions, turned into an emotional, hilarious, perfectly written Transformers movie. Blown away. Wow.
— Nathaniel Brail (@NateBrail) December 9, 2018
Man, BUMBLEBEE: I kinda loved it. I honestly can’t believe I’m saying that! Also, for anyone who has wanted to see Gen 1 designs in a movie, the first five minutes is Transformers porn.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) December 8, 2018
#Bumblebee is the best #Transformers movie and my favorite, too. Hailee Steinfeld elevates every scene she’s in, and the older look of the robots makes it easier to follow and enjoy the action. pic.twitter.com/cAWWQLKfB9
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 8, 2018
— Chris Sylvia (@sylvioso) December 8, 2018
#Bumblebee is the best Transformers movie – BY FAR. Beautifully shot, tons of spot-on humor and absolutely brimming with heart. No surprise here but Hailee Steinfeld is fantastic. The whole thing is just an utter delight!
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) December 8, 2018
#Bumblebee is TOTALLY an 80s movie in the BEST way possible. Has major Spielberg and John Hughes vibes. There's like 4 running Breakfast Club gags and @HaileeSteinfeld (who is great) spends half the movie trying to make Bumblebee appreciate The Smiths. Holy crap I loved that. pic.twitter.com/ZiyLfO2XOo
— Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) December 8, 2018
Finally! After years of Michael Bay churning out all of these Transformers films, it’s nice to see someone else like Travis Knight put their own spin on the franchise. Hopefully, this will bode well for upcoming entries in the series, given that Bumblebee is some sort of a reboot in the franchise.
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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.
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.
Bumblebee will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
Here’s What We Learned From The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios unveiled the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and the preview offered fans more insight into the aftermath of Thanos’ decimation.
After Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos using the power of the Infinity Stones to erase half of the population in the universe from existence, fans spent the rest of the year speculating on how our heroes could reverse the Mad Titan’s decimation and what would have to be sacrificed as a result. Now, the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame offers fans their first look at how the surviving heroes have coped with the loss of their loved ones and may provide insight into how they plan to defeat Thanos.
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