Paramount has dropped a brand new trailer for the Bumblebee movie, and if anything else it features a bunch of looks at the G1 Transformer designs that this movie is going for. It’s pretty clear that this movie is playing on Transformers fans’ passion for the 1980’s cartoon series, which defined the look and feel for all of the main Autobot and Decepticon robots. Many felt that the Bay-led Transformer films featured bot designs that made them all look the same, so now this quasi-reboot is trying to redefine the look of the more popular Transformers based on their G1 builds.
I’m still not sure if changing the looks of the bots will actually make for a good Transformers movie, but when you compare this new Bumblebee trailer to the first, it at least offers up a plot that could be remotely interesting. It appears as if this film truly is a reboot, because it seems to follow the tried and true story of Bumblebee escaping Cybertron to head to Earth at the behest of Optimus Prime. This is a much different plot than Bay’s first Transformers film, which saw all of the bots coming to Earth at the same time, so I do think this movie is trying to reboot the franchise, for whatever that is worth.
Bumblebee hits theaters this Christmas.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
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