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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Michael Alex Kawa » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:18 am

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The trailer looks AWESOME :-D ......better the I expected. It seems to have a touch of the Bay-verse , with some welcome freshness to the franchise. Just like the design of Bumblebee :BOT: himself, combining a few elements from the past movies (or is that future movies since this is a prequel) with some G1 awesomeness throw in.
Also whom ever that jet is (yeah I know who everyone thinks it is) he looks super cool.
BTW......Has it been officially stated that it is Starscream :CON: , or is this just a presumption everyone has?
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Deathsaurus1 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:22 am

SlyTF1 wrote:I don't like the look of this AT ALL. It looks like some type of children's movie... I hate that ****.

Only thing that has me interested is how Starscream looks. I hope at least he does some damage.


Well it is transformers lol
Should be kid friendly to bring out the kid in me
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby ToaLeePrime » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:30 am

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Bumblebee! He looks so good! STARSCREAM! AHHHH! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby frogbat » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:54 am

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The trailer is promising - and so far seems to have a bit of heart to it, something the previous 4 movies lacked. the director has quite the pedigree and hopefully this won't disappoint.

Only g1 fanboy complaint I have is that ss appears to be an f4 rather than an f15 ah well...
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby PadForce » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:01 am

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I just had to share my dismay...


Have to agree with you, doesnt look great,and its easy to make films look great in trailers.

That said its only a teaser. Will need to be a big improvement on the BayVerse to enthuse me.
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby zfogshooterz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:11 am

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Hmmm.....I've noticed that Bee does act a bit different in this movie. What happened to ZB-7?
Then again, if the "reboot or reset" is going in this direction I suppose this could just be trivial matter? Maybe? (That's probably the bayverse fan in me speaking, that verse will still be pretty cool to me) ;)

Anyway, definitely dig this! It does looks something new and pretty interesting! Like most too, Screamer (presumably?) is awesome! ;)^

And...hopefully, there will still at least be some explosions in this film...but that's just me hahaha :michaelbay:
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby ausbot » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:47 am

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I only liked the first Bay film, but this looks it could be ok.
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Big Grim » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:14 am

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Didn't bother with Last Knight as it looked like more of the same storylite nonsense. This however looks like it has potential. We shall see. I DO like the looks of Bumblebee and Starscream though!
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:24 am

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That was a good two minutes. Showed a little too much like trailers seem to do lately but it looks good!

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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:24 am

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Over the years I've come to hate the bay films quite intensely.



This though........ this looks like it could be quite good.


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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby SureShot18 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:05 am

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So the Bumblebee movie actually looks like it could be good, surprisingly.

The use of the car salesman quote from the 1st movie as the inspirational narration was utterly bizarre. Yet, it kind of worked.
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Black Hat » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:24 am

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I still find it hard to believe this is the same guy that voiced Yakko Warner...
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Quantum Surge » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:39 am

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I like the more gentle tone of the movie, which fits Bumblebaby, and the music is refreshing to hear after the more serious music in the other trailers. While I had a feeling that'd be a more modernized 80s alien and prodigy child movie, as soon as I saw Starscream looking like his G1 self, I kind of felt a bit sick in my stomach. I knew that it was going to be in the 80s, but I didn't want to see Movie characters in G1 alt modes or colors (part of me now feels purists will like the movie just because it alludes to their precious childhood). Now I'm going to have to witness a Barricade colored like Prowl and an Optimus that looks like his flat nose truck (which won't be as neat as the rusty truck if I'm honest).

I may sound negative, but I don't want it to be a G1 jizzfest too much. Make references if you need to, but don't do it constantly. :BANG_HEAD:

One thing that caught me by surprise was Bobby Bolivia's "Driver don't pick the car. Car pick the driver" line. Not groundbreaking as some will think I'd see it as, but kudos for referencing Sam buying Bee!
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:44 am

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I thought the trailer was pretty good! The CGI could use some polishing, but that’s usually the case with the teasers. Some notes:

- Bee is SHORT. He’s about 16-18 feet in the other movies and in here he looks closer to 9 feet.

- Is this the first in-universe case of visible head syndrome? :lol:

- So glad to hear Bee’s unique transformation noise! It’s good that the sound design is being kept constant.

- I do wish Bee’s design had retained a bit more of the complexity of the usual movie designs. I do like it, but it looks like it’s more from Prime than the movies. Glad he’s still got the mask though!

- Starscream isn’t an F-15! Based on this shot he’s an F-4 Phantom, the same alt. mode as G1 Fireflight.
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Aimless Misfire » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:09 am

Oh look! He's so scared & vulnerable & defenseless. And he's so cute like a scared little Mogwai. Poor widdle guy! Just wanna hug him & squeeze him & cuddle him like a cute widdle kitten. Little girls everywhere are going to love this movie. From indestructible badass Autobot warrior (which was only supposed to be a scout) that kicked more ass than all the other Autobots combined to this frightened, fragile little puppy.

We better tell all the stores to move Transformers toys into the little girls aisle next to the Barbies & plush unicorns. Because look at him. He's just so precious! That girl needs to repaint him pink & put a big bow on him with some unicorn & rainbow stickers & some glitter. Then this movie will be perfect!

Awwww, come here little guy, I won't hurt you! You don't need to be frightened of a little Earth girl. You've been fighting in the wars on Cybertron for centuries but I bet you never saw anything as scary as an Earth girl before. All that training & experience in the brutal war against Megatron never prepared you for the horrible & terrifying school girls from Earth.
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:38 am

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Aimless Misfire wrote:I bet you never saw anything as scary as an Earth girl before. All that training & experience in the brutal war against Megatron never prepared you for the horrible & terrifying school girls from Earth.
Sorry to disappoint you, but the Sailor Scouts seem unlikely to be the villains of this movie >:oP
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:54 am

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A lot of this feels like how I originally imagined how the 2007 movie was gonna be like back before it came out. Very "Herbie-esque".

And I am perfectly okay with that.
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby dragons » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:57 am

Quantum Surge wrote:I like the more gentle tone of the movie, which fits Bumblebaby, and the music is refreshing to hear after the more serious music in the other trailers. While I had a feeling that'd be a more modernized 80s alien and prodigy child movie, as soon as I saw Starscream looking like his G1 self, I kind of felt a bit sick in my stomach. I knew that it was going to be in the 80s, but I didn't want to see Movie characters in G1 alt modes or colors (part of me now feels purists will like the movie just because it alludes to their precious childhood). Now I'm going to have to witness a Barricade colored like Prowl and an Optimus that looks like his flat nose truck (which won't be as neat as the rusty truck if I'm honest).

I may sound negative, but I don't want it to be a G1 jizzfest too much. Make references if you need to, but don't do it constantly. :BANG_HEAD:

One thing that caught me by surprise was Bobby Bolivia's "Driver don't pick the car. Car pick the driver" line. Not groundbreaking as some will think I'd see it as, but kudos for referencing Sam buying Bee!


Same can be said cartoon series Optimus being fire truck no complaints about that but prime not being flat nose truck people complain same with how bots look and there faces no complains about different cartoon looks of classic characters but they do complain about how they look in movies do you see pattern I saw pattern when revenge of fallen was being made let’s give sound wave, and shockwave human faces in comics if people complaining about them in movies again.,

Point of movies is to not make bots to cartoony to push new fans away to please old fans it’s to make it look realistic looking have them bring in new fans same with comic book characters wolverine don’t wear mask that make childish and to kiddish to bring in new comic book fans to comic books to get them into reading comic books trailer looks good but yeah bumblebee is smaller but this movies it looks some of bots in movies can change there size little to fit to form vehicale mode they choose.,

As movie fan transformers fan I will see this movie
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:00 am

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Sabrblade wrote:A lot of this feels like how I originally imagined how the 2007 movie was gonna be like back before it came out. Very "Herbie-esque".

And I am perfectly okay with that.
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:01 am

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Sabrblade wrote:A lot of this feels like how I originally imagined how the 2007 movie was gonna be like back before it came out. Very "Herbie-esque".

And I am perfectly okay with that.
Yes, Herbie! I hope they took some inspiration from that show, would be a good fit.
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby omega666 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:10 am

THAT is Bumblebee. :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Quint » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:14 am

Good trailer, looks like the flick could be an enjoyable kids' / YA movie. Again, it's only from a trailer, but it seems quite Spielbergian in tone, which is somewhat ironic given this is the first Transformers movie with which he isn't involved :P

Very much enjoying the new 'bot design themes, too, particularly Bumblebee's; hopefully they'll look less homologous when fighting on screen. ;)^
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:21 am

I love this trailer and the look of everything here. This is the first film I actually look forward to seeing simply as a film to enjoy rather than wanting to see a TF film just to know if its bad or not.

Bumblebee looks great, Starscream looks great and the the music definitely gets to you in this trailer. I really felt some Iron Giant vides here. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

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Re: Bumblebee: The Movie Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:28 am

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