- 40d 19h 26m
Liked start, at an hour now waiting for...anything
Starscream cameo'd in the first 10 minutes but no speaking lines, Optimus shoots and throws him up over his shoulder before Bumblebee drives up and kicks another Decepticon's head into him, knocking him over. The one who was on Earth was Blitzwing.I didn't see this in theaters like I said I would if Starscream was in it, but that wasn't Starscream!! At least not according to the credits.
I liked this better than any of the Bay movies, to be honest. I've got a thing for Hailee Steinfeld, so that helps, and I've never liked Bumblebee even a little bit...but I liked him in this. It wasn't highbrow or anything remotely like that, and John Cena had some pretty terrible scenes, as did light-skinned-black-not-really-romantic-interest, but the movie was mainly about the chick and Bumblebee, and that's all I needed. It was good enough. When there was action I was able to immediately tell who was who, unlike Bay's, and I was super thankful for that.
Speaking of that, the few scenes of the battle on Cybertron got me so fucking hard wanting them to do a "live action" version of The Movie. That looked fucking fantastic, and I'd give my left nut for that to happen, using the same visuals as this movie. The nostalgia for that movie hit really fucking hard in the first 5 minutes.
I also liked how, other than a little bit of Optimus, there were no big-name players on either side really. Soundwave being the only other one, and he sounded EXACTLY like Soundwave is supposed to. Fuck those scenes were so good. Make this movie happen, Hollywood!
Seeing how Starscream's voice was so iconic and the actor has been dead a while. I think it's almost better to not give him a speaking line unless he played a more major role in the film and had a good actor who could do it. But I think he would have been a better main villain than just some almost nameless (maybe?) deceptions that they had. Starscream/soundwave or something.Starscream cameo'd in the first 10 minutes but no speaking lines, Optimus shoots and throws him up over his shoulder before Bumblebee drives up and kicks another Decepticon's head into him, knocking him over. The one who was on Earth was Blitzwing.