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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby robotcaveman » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:57 am

I’m still confused. Does this mean Travis confirmed Bee being a reboot?
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:39 am

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Yeah, he doesn't outright say if they ended up rebooting or not, kinda instead beating around the bush on either side of the matter.

So, business as usual.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:48 am

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It seems like DiBonaventura has put out a statement almost every week for the past 4 or 5 weeks, each one making less sense than the previous. At this point, BB is just a solid film, and I personally don't care if it's a reboot or not. DiBonaventura's statements are to the point of not even being news really. Wait until Paramount actually has another movie in development, (not just random ideas) then tell us something.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:50 am

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o.supreme wrote:It seems like DiBonaventura has put out a statement almost every week for the past 4 or 5 weeks, each one making less sense than the previous. At this point, BB is just a solid film, and I personally don't care if it's a reboot or not. DiBonaventura's statements are to the point of not even being news really. Wait until Paramount actually has another movie in development, (not just random ideas) then tell us something.
This is from Knight, though.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:54 pm

robotcaveman wrote:I’m still confused. Does this mean Travis confirmed Bee being a reboot?

He said the same he always said, a pequel to what we know with a bunch of elements that dont line up. A stand alone film for fans of movie bumblebee.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby EunuchRon » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:28 pm

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Turnin' people to goo vs wut Lockdown did to Weasel? Good call, and ya, I luv how dey pop too! I still like the 'Cons weaps in DOTM durin' the invasion from da moon best tho. Turned peeps to bones. BONES. Dat was some solid awesome. :CON:
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:53 pm

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So Bee is a reboot-ish. ¯\_(⏓ヘ⏓)_/¯
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Shuttershock » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:36 pm

Heh, I like it when they pop.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Shuttershock » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:36 pm

Heh, I like it when they pop.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:49 pm

-Kanrabat- wrote:So Bee is a reboot-ish. ¯\_(⏓ヘ⏓)_/¯


yeah, but its not something we didnt already know. The big thing people want to know is if we are done with bayverse. Bumblebee which stradles very closely to the prequel territory did not offer a definitive answer (purposefully) and I don't think we will get one. But I dont think it matters really. Bumblebee has a ton of Bayverse influence and was still great. As I wrote before, I dont think fans dislike Bayverse really, they just dislike bay. And Bumblebee was our first look at that distinction. I mean, he had the same Bayverse face and the same radio voice gimmick, criticisms that have been going 10 years now, and yet people still liked it.

AOE had just as much reboot elements as Bumblebee (new cast, new characters, new looks) but since Bay was still at the helm, no one ever mentioned the word reboot.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Burn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:08 pm

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william-james88 wrote:I dont think fans dislike Bayverse really, they just dislike bay.

I'm over the Bayverse stuff, but I have nothing against Bay.

Whether people like it or not, the guy is a talented Director, and while as Director, he has to shoulder a lot of the criticism, to me, the movie got progressively worse and worse.

What changed?

Not the Director.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:13 pm

Burn wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I dont think fans dislike Bayverse really, they just dislike bay.

I'm over the Bayverse stuff, but I have nothing against Bay.

Whether people like it or not, the guy is a talented Director, and while as Director, he has to shoulder a lot of the criticism, to me, the movie got progressively worse and worse.

What changed?

Not the Director.


I dont feel the films got worse though. I do think TLK is the worst but its not like AOE was worse than DOTM and on and on. I think what happened is the director kept doing the same thing and while some of us enjoyed it at first, the repetition got to us.

Also, Bumblebee is the best scoring film amongst fans and critics (it is my favourite live action TF movie) and what changed there was the director. Both BB and TLK came out of the writer's room, so it was the same think tank. And yet the biggest difference was the director.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Burn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:18 pm

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They may have come out of the writers room, but there were different writers.

After AOE and TLK, I was actually wishing for Orci and Kurtzman to come back.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:07 pm

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Burn wrote:to me, the movie got progressively worse and worse.
Or did people's tolerances lower? I agree either way. I found each movie less enjoyable than the previous.

I have nothing against Bay (I like watching car chases and things blow up) but the TF movies never delivered much of what I wanted.

I enjoyed the Bee movie. Was it better, was it worse? That's an conversation I don't care to take part in.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Darth-Badguy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:25 pm

robotcaveman wrote:I’m still confused. Does this mean Travis confirmed Bee being a reboot?


I have a feeling the people above Knight wanted it both ways so they could go back to the Bay continuity in case Bumblebee didn’t do well.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Burn » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:54 pm

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Burn wrote:to me, the movie got progressively worse and worse.
Or did people's tolerances lower?

...well ****. I never considered that.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:09 pm

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Burn wrote:
carytheone wrote:
Burn wrote:to me, the movie got progressively worse and worse.
Or did people's tolerances lower?

...well ****. I never considered that.


People change. And over 10 years is a long time to change. Things I liked before, I don't like anymore and vice-versa.

I used to like cartoon with mean and edgy humor like the Simpson, South Park, and Family Guy. Now I just cringe and hate the mean humor. I used to love obscene and mindless violence and gore. Now I just find it sad. I used to find movies about social situations and human things boring. Now I find them interesting.

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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:10 pm

Burn wrote:
carytheone wrote:
Burn wrote:to me, the movie got progressively worse and worse.
Or did people's tolerances lower?

...well ****. I never considered that.

Thats what I was trying to get at before.
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Bumblevee film adapted into Japanese chibi style shorts, episodes 1-3

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In accordance with the Bumblebee movie, the official @Bumblebee_JP Twitter account is releasing a new chibi style anime series! They are 3 episodes in, each at around one minute and a half, and essentially retell the Bumblebee film.

Part 1 focuses on Bumblebee losing his memory, after Blitzwing attacks him, thus making him hide as a Volkswagen. Charlie finds him, and brings him to her home, which results in Bumblebee being scared of the dog, Conan. The tweet can be found here.

Part 2 starts off with Charlie wondering where Bumblebee hailed from, and they soon practice hiding, though Bumblebee doesn't seem to be good at it, destroying things. He accidently activates Optimus' holographic message, confusing the both of them. The tweet can be found here.

Part 3, Bumblebee learns how to cook! To no one's suprise, he absolutely fails, irritating Conan, destroying the inside of the house, and leaving the door open for Conan to run after. Charlie comes home, and chases after the dog, but they are aprehended by soldiers. Bumblebee comes and fights the men, and leaps away with Charlie and Conan. The tweet can be found here.

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Postby Ultra Markus » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:02 am

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Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:50 am

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Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:34 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:Charlie is a fine young man.

She's following the tradition of Akira from Zone then.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:15 am

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This series of shorts is called "Bumblebee's First Life on Earth".

Episode 1 is titled "Picked Up From The Junkyard", episode 2 is "Hiding In The Park!", and episode 3 is simply "Cooking!"

Charlie (and I think all of the other voices, but I'm not sure) is voiced by Ryohei Kimura.
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