Bumblebee might be viewed as the movie nobody asked for. The Transformers franchise still has its fans, but we can’t deny that its popularity is dwindling with each new release. The Last Knight hit a new low with critics and at the box office, actually earning less than the film that launched the series.
It might make sense to question whether we really need a Bumblebee movie, but it could represent a turning point and begin a new era for the Transformers. The footage shown in the new trailer is identical to that enjoyed by CinemaCon attendees, who reacted positively. Check it out below to see why!
Sure, the usual explosions, fights, and CGI will be all over the place in Bumblebee, but the human element will apparently also be front and center. The clip indicates that those who compared the movie with Back to the Future and E.T. were not wrong. We’d like to add that it’s also similar to Iron Giant, another movie that made history.
The studio is marketing Bumblebee as a coming-of-age story for Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld). And with Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) at the helm, it’s safe to say that Bee's story will be a very emotional one.
Here’s the official Bumblebee synopsis:
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 (via Comic Book).
We liked what we saw in this first trailer, so a new director may be just what the Transformers movies needed. Let us know what you think!