In 2007, every boy and man’s dream came true as the popular Hasbro toy franchise, Transformers, was brought to life on the big screen. Directed by Michael Bay, it was an effects-heavy popcorn flick that stayed true to the core of the series. The future installments, Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, Age of Extinction, and The Last Knight, sent the franchise free-falling with the weight of sophomoric humor, overuse of product placements, plots and the length of the films.
And let’s not forget who was at the helm of all these films: Michael Bay.
When a franchise needs some freshening up, prequels are coming.
In 1987, twenty years before the events of the first Transformers movie, we find autobot Bumblebee taking refuge in a small California beach town junkyard. A teenage girl named Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfield) learns that her Volkswagen Beetle is more than meets the eye.
While I wasn’t for this movie and part of me still isn’t, this film looks a lot more family friendly and fun in comparison to the Transformers movies that we’ve grown accustomed to. The film seems light-hearted and echoes similarities to animated children’s classic The Iron Giant. This is the first live-action Transformers movie not directed by Michael Bay, and it looks to be a good thing in this teaser trailer. WWE’s John Cena also stars as an agent of Sector 7.
This Transformer’s origin story will be revealed when Bumblebee pulls into theaters on December 21, 2018.
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