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Title: Bumblebee
Post by: Henry88 on March 03, 2017, 04:48:42 PM
DEADLINE: (http://deadline.com/2017/03/bumblebee-movie-travis-knight-director-kubo-and-the-two-strings-1202034882/)
Travis Knight To Direct ‘Transformers’ Spinoff ‘Bumblebee’ At Paramount
Quote from: Anita Busch
EXCLUSIVE: Bumblebee, the first spinoff of the Transformers franchise based on a popular character in the series, just landed as director Travis Knight, the helmer of the Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated success Kubo And The Two Strings. That film was Knight’s directing debut. Bumblebee would mark his first live-action film.

This time, Knight will be taking on a very different project, a big-budget 2018 tentpole for the studio. The screenplay, which emerged from Transformers director and Paramount’s writers room project, is from Christina Hodson. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are producing with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis.

Knight, the son of Nike founder Phil Knight, is also president and CEO of Laika. Based out of Portland, the animation house was founded about 11 years ago and since then has created high-quality and beautifully created features including The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline. Along with Kubo, Boxtrolls was also nominated for an Oscar.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Darth Geek on March 03, 2017, 09:03:14 PM
Damn, now I just want Laika to make a stop-motion animated Transformers movie.

I'm glad they got a good director and all. But we saw with Peter Berg's Battleship that otherwise good directors are shit when they are influenced by Michael Bay.
And unless they are going to change the design of Bumblebee so that he doesn't look like a pile of garbage in a washing machine, it's still going to be unwatchable.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Pak-Man on March 03, 2017, 10:31:18 PM
Shockingly, Michael Bay had absolutely nothing to do with Battleship.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: BathTub on March 03, 2017, 11:23:13 PM
Doesn't that spoil the next film which had Prime attacking Bumblebee in the trailer?

I'm surprised it took this long for a spin off.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Pak-Man on March 04, 2017, 12:42:57 AM
It could be a prequel.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Darth Geek on March 04, 2017, 06:49:43 AM
Shockingly, Michael Bay had absolutely nothing to do with Battleship.
Yes, but Berg was clearly trying to ape Bay's style.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Zeether on March 06, 2017, 08:35:17 AM
At least maybe he won't talk through his radio this time.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: The Lurker on September 24, 2018, 07:14:50 PM
Please don't suck...
https://www.youtube.com/v/lcwmDAYt22k
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on September 24, 2018, 11:44:01 PM
I've been seeing the trailers for this.  Still trying to decide if it's worth my time enough to go there on one of my free tickets.  I mean, I saw AXL, which was practically the same movie.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Darth Geek on September 25, 2018, 07:09:46 AM
The robot design in this is better. But it still has a lot more moving parts than it needs to, which makes action scenes difficult to tell what is going on. And as an engineer it bugs me because exposed moving parts are a terrible idea for a robot intended for fighting.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: The Lurker on September 25, 2018, 08:43:00 AM
The robot design in this is better. But it still has a lot more moving parts than it needs to, which makes action scenes difficult to tell what is going on. And as an engineer it bugs me because exposed moving parts are a terrible idea for a robot intended for fighting.
At least it seems to be shot better.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Pak-Man on September 25, 2018, 08:50:27 AM
Yeah, I was going to see it no matter what because I don't want them to take away my Transformers Superfan Card, but the retro designs make me at least a little bit cautiously optimistic? Like if they wanted to use these spinoffs to just quietly retcon all of Bay's design decisions, I'd be OK with that.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: The Lurker on September 25, 2018, 09:20:41 AM
Yeah, I was going to see it no matter what because I don't want them to take away my Transformers Superfan Card, but the retro designs make me at least a little bit cautiously optimistic? Like if they wanted to use these spinoffs to just quietly retcon all of Bay's design decisions, I'd be OK with that.
I kinda like how they're a compromise between the Bay ones and the originals.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: goflyblind on September 25, 2018, 09:58:45 AM
but... where's shia? ???
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: stansimpson on September 25, 2018, 12:48:32 PM
He MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVEd on.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: goflyblind on September 25, 2018, 01:25:43 PM
He MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVEd on.

NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo... No.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Russoguru on September 25, 2018, 03:51:17 PM
A long time friend of mine on FB is going to see it... however, I see no reason to jump aboard, I think I'll sit this one out and MAYBE rent it when it comes to Amazon VOD sometime next year, or if it turns out to be really good I'll catch it at the dollar theater. I admit, I do like the designs of some of the Transformers, but it takes a lot more than just changing the designs to make me want to put myself through yet another live action Transformers movie.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: The Lurker on September 25, 2018, 04:03:58 PM
Well the director did work for Laika previously...
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Pak-Man on September 25, 2018, 04:06:56 PM
Yeah. With Bay out of the picture, this has the most potential to be a good live-action Transformers movie that we've ever had. I just wish they'd start over from scratch.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Darth Geek on September 25, 2018, 06:33:01 PM
Yeah. With Bay out of the picture, this has the most potential to be a good live-action Transformers movie that we've ever had. I just wish they'd start over from scratch.
Agreed on both counts.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: BathTub on September 26, 2018, 05:52:50 PM
but... where's shia? ???

You mean actual cannibal Shia Labeouf?
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: The Lurker on November 14, 2018, 06:17:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dr-BgfZWoAQKUGF.jpg:small)
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Russoguru on December 09, 2018, 01:20:10 PM
I was VERY surprised to see that the first tomato rating on Rotten Tomatoes has Bumblebee currently sitting (at least for now) at a 100% rating. AFAIK that has never happened for any Transformers movie, not even the one from the 80's. I might have to go back on my sacred vow and actually see this damn thing. Still though, if I go see it opening night or the next day I am going to enter that theater very cautiously. Kind of like the way a Mongoose approaches a Cobra.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Darth Geek on December 10, 2018, 08:08:00 AM
I was VERY surprised to see that the first tomato rating on Rotten Tomatoes has Bumblebee currently sitting (at least for now) at a 100% rating. AFAIK that has never happened for any Transformers movie, not even the one from the 80's. I might have to go back on my sacred vow and actually see this damn thing. Still though, if I go see it opening night or the next day I am going to enter that theater very cautiously. Kind of like the way a Mongoose approaches a Cobra.
20 ratings so far, and it's at 95%. That is very impressive.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Pak-Man on December 10, 2018, 08:37:39 AM
Yeah. A lot of the actual reviews are like, "Wow. This doesn't suck at all! It's pretty watchable!" It's not exactly glowing praise, but that's the bar the Transformers movies have set for themselves.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Russoguru on December 10, 2018, 10:46:00 AM
Yeah, I'll have to see some more reviews before I'm gonna decide to see this thing. There's something else I want to factor in and that's the run time. On IMDB it says it's 113 minutes and I'm grateful for that because anything over 2 hours featuring giant robots fighting is just approaching overkill even for me.
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Darth Geek on December 13, 2018, 07:17:40 AM
33 review in now and it's at 97%. Holy crap!
Title: Re: Bumblebee
Post by: Russoguru on December 13, 2018, 06:22:52 PM
That surprised me too. I might just flip a coin to decide whether or not I'm going to go see this.