The good folks at Paramount have debuted a new trailer for the upcoming Travis Knight-directed movie, Bumblebee. We are less than sixty days away from seeing the iconic Transformers get a franchise reboot. If successful, it could mean we will finally see the trilogy these Autoboots deserve. Check it out above.
Thus far the film looks like it is shaping out to be interesting. I am not sure why every Transformer series needs an entry setup using Bumblebee. I thought we’d spent plenty of time with the Autoboot and the Witwicky’s, but I suppose the studio doesn’t think so. It would be nice to see one of these films explore the Deceptions. The Transformers lore is rich with the history between Decepticon leader Megatron, and the Autobot leader Optimus. These guys were once playing for the same side. Each just has very different philosophies when it comes to achieving said goals. For me, Optimus has always very much been the Martin Luther King Jr of the Transformers world, while Megatron has very much been a Malcom X-like character. Both were entrenched and dedicated to the survival of Cybertron. That’s the movie I want to see.
Alas, it looks like we will be getting another film that focuses on the humans a bit more than the titular namesake heroes and villains. At least this film features character designs truer to the original cartoon. Plus, this iteration of the characters, at least looks a lot cooler when these robots transform.
Below is the official synopsis for Bumblebee:
“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.”
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