Our favourite Autobot rolls into action in the first Transformers spin-off movie
With a summer season packed full of exciting titles like Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Meg, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Incredibles 2 and Venom all headed our way one can be forgiven for overlooking the busy winter calendar which is filling up fast with exciting blockbusters. Leading the charge is everyone’s favourite Autobot (aside from Optimus Prime of course), BumbleBee.
The Transformers saga has become the punchline to many a joke amongst fans and critics alike in recent years, especially with the Michael Bay era using and abusing the franchises’ most iconic characters like throwaway toilet paper, and yet they continue to break the box office and generate millions of dollars worldwide. The most recent outing, The Last Knight was arguably a lowest point for a franchise, which has yet to truly invigorate the fans of the iconic cartoon series of the eighties.
However, despite the endless criticism directed toward Hasbro and Paramount Pictures, the unified entity continues to churn out movies in the hope that one will finally justify the rebooted franchises existence once and for all. And this year, we are set to welcome Bumblebee into the annals of Transformers folklore.
BumbleBee is designed to be the first in a series of standalone movies exploring the origins of our favourite Transformers and presenting their adventures with a fresh approach. Whether or not this new series can reverse the opinions of the disillusioned fanbase remains to be seen, but nevertheless Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for BumbleBee.
Check it out:
BumbleBee looks great. Whether it can succeed where its predecessors have failed remains to be seen, but we can all look ahead with optimism to what we hope will be the first legitimate Transformers movie since the animated movie way back in 1986.
BumbleBee transforms and rolls out on December 21st
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