Latest Transformers Spinoff ‘Bumblebee’ shows glimpses of the original Autobot from the ’80s cartoons, unlike the ones from Michael Bay’s series.
Remember how Autobots appeared in the Transformers cartoons from the ’80s? Their models were different in the film adaptations however, director Michael Bay insisted on action scenes and fast-paced sequences instead of concentrating on storytelling, which left fans disappointed and the series received mixed reviews overall. This time, Director Travis Knight made no mistake by bringing the OG Generation-1 designs back, giving Transformers a hope the film will focus more on the story.
Relationship between Bumblee and Charlie
Released by Paramount Pictures, the first trailer shows the relationship between Charlie Watson and Bumblebee, as she purchases an old second-hand Volkswagen Beetle on her 18th birthday and eventually discovers Bumblee. Decepticons from the planet Cybertron are on the search for Autobots and filmgoers can expect a one-robot-show from the fan favourite Transformer.
Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena in lead roles
‘Pitch Perfect’ star Hailee Steinfeld and WWE icon John Cena play lead roles Charlie Watson and Agent Burns respectively, followed by supporting roles by teen actors Gracie Dzienny, Rachel Crow and Vanessa Ross. Also, Peter Cullen, the voice-over actor behind Optimus Prime, makes a cameo. The film releases on 21st December, battling with the likes of Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse in the box office.
Last Transformers movie received negative reviews
Michael Bay’s Transformers series ended with ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ released last year, showing Bumblebee, Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Col. William Lennox (Josh Duhamel) and Professor Viviane Wembly (Laura Haddock) save the world from Decepticons after Optimus Prime’s death. The film grossed $605 million at the box office (Dhs2.2b) but received negative reviews, with a 27% rating from Metacritic and 15% rating from Rotten Tomatoes.