Michael Bay may have exhausted the Transformers franchise for a decade, but now Paramount is trying something new with director Travis Knight and the Bumblebee spinoff. A new trailer has dropped for the film, and it gives us a look at more G1-accurate Transformers including Soundwave, Shockwave, and Optimus Prime.
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I absolutely love how the film tries to embrace the blockier look for the Transformers, that I kind of wish that this isn’t a prequel to the films but rather a reboot. They even found a way to make Bumblebee look closer to his toy transformation with the hood up front and everything.
Word has it that the film will spend the majority on Earth and will have Bumblebee a sole Autobot fighting off three Decepticons, Dropkick, Shatter, and Blitzwing. It looks like the military (lead by John Cena) is also going to be going after Bee, after the Decepticons brand him as an enemy of the planet and ask the humans for ‘help.’
With the appearance of the other Autobots, though, I think we’re going to be treated to an all-out war sequence in the planet of Cybertron.
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.
Bumblebee hits theaters Dec. 21.