"Bumblebee" Transformers spin-off starring John Cena

spronk

FPS noob
12,798
6,763
24d 22h 39m
was gonna wait for home release but AMC theaters moved this into their Dolby theaters around me so checked it out. Not bad, nothing insanely great but far, far, far better than all the recent Transformers shit. Very, very simple and focused and streamlined, its a shame this isn't how they started the Transformers franchise. Cena is kinda meh, I've liked him in every movie so far but he was very quiet and barely in this one. The lead actress is very charming, at first you don't really wanna like her and she comes across as unlikeable but its a good character and acting.

All in all its worth a watch for any Transformers fan but I don't really think you have to trek out to theaters, there is only one spectacular 5 minute Robot v Robot fight and the rest of the movie is pretty plain. 20 mins in the middle drags hard and is pretty boring but the last 40 mins is great. Kids are probably gonna love this movie, it definitely felt like an 80s Spielberg kind of movie.

I'd still rate Aquaman a tad bit higher than this, thats like a 7/10 and this is a 6.5/10 but this has a better story and shorter run length while Aquaman is more spectacular but really drags and drags in the middle. Venom is better than both probably.
 

Void

We're America, bitch!
<Gold Donor>
6,746
2,932
33d 21h 20m
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!
 

TrollfaceDeux

Pronouns: zie/zhem/zer
<Bronze Donator>
19,577
3,729
42d 18h 36m
John Cena was the highlight of this movie for me. I love the joke about the name Decepticon that he did.

I think it went like " how can we trust these guys? Have you guys even thought about their name? They are called Decepticon for godsake."

Something like that.

He was the butt of the joke and that was easily the most enjoyable part about this movie.
 

Inque

FunEmployed
457
473
14d 4h 19m
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!
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.
 
  • 1Like
Reactions: Void

Tarisk

Pronouns: zie/zhem/zer
1,073
672
27d 12h 0m
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.
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.

I still liked how well they did Soundwave/Shockwave though. Gave me chills hearing Shockwave's voice again.
 

a c i d.f l y

ಠ_ಠ
<Prior Amod>
7,869
20,575
I was very pleased with this movie. The transformer models felt like the originals with the modern touch, and Michael Bay was tempered well with the Spielberg heart while retaining just the right amount of cheese/camp with Cena and the absurd parents. Villain's were innocuous, which was fine as they were entirely secondary to the main plot line.

Bumblebee himself was fuckin perfect.
 
  • 1Like
Reactions: stupidmonkey

Foggy

Vyemm Raider
5,140
1,929
29d 22h 9m
Finally caught it on rental. Best Transformers live action movie. Low bar but it was really enjoyable seeing what it can look like when a director that actually cares about the IP is in charge.
 
  • 1Like
Reactions: LiquidDeath

Goatface

Trakanon Raider
2,504
889
23d 8h 22m
Bumblebee was great
the girl, the boy, and the family were shit
i was wishing the terrible dinobots from the last movie would show up and eat them
 

Hosix

All labs matter!
1,523
1,336
24d 14h 6m
Bumblebee was great
the girl, the boy, and the family were shit
i was wishing the terrible dinobots from the last movie would show up and eat them
Need a reboot with Grimlock running the show.