Illustration for article titled Bumblebee

Just watched the latest in the Michael Bay Robotic Explosions franchise.

Easily the best one to date, it actually had a coherent plot and character development. The fight scenes could actually be followed, and the transformations became less fluid-nano-swarm and were quite a bit simpler, with recognizable car parts visible even in the Transformers’ robotic forms.

Advertisement

To paraphrase one of the big name critics, this is the live-action Transformers movie that kids of the 80s have been waiting to see.

And while he only had a few minutes of screen time, Optimus Prime is a proper COE in this one; to say nothing of Bumblebee’s triumphant return (preturn?) as a classic Beetle.

Hailee Steinfeld is the lead human, and she does a great job as an emotional teen who misses her dearly departed dad.

In summation: A+ would recommend for anyone who likes giant robots that turn into 1980s vehicles. It won’t win any Oscars but it won this 80s kid’s heart.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter