Bumblebee is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download, bringing the best Transformers movie in over a decade to the comfort of your own home. However, even though the Transformers spin-off that takes us back to the 1980s is a refreshing, charming and outstanding soft reboot of the toy franchise, that doesn’t mean it’s not without some issues that could have easily been resolved if the movie had a totally different ending, which could have come pretty much right at the beginning.
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen seemingly tested any faith fans had in the franchise following the satisfying 2007 live-action debut of the toy-based franchise. Since then, every sequel in the Transformers franchise has made less and less money, to the point that Transformers: The Last Knight barely made more than half of what the previous sequel, Age of Extinction, earned at the domestic box office.
Sadly, that continued disappointment didn’t bode well for Bumblebee, which is currently the lowest grossing movie in the entire Transformers franchise ($3 million under The Last Knight), both domestically and globally. But the good news is that Bumblebee was received extremely well by critics. Not only is it the highest rated film in the franchise with critics at Rotten Tomatoes, but it’s the second most beloved by general audiences, second only to the original Transformers from 2007. What does all this mean for the future of the Transformers franchise? Executive producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently talked about the possibilities. Read More »
Last year’s Transformers prequel Bumblebee took a stripped-down approach to its story about an alien robot by eschewing excessive action in favor of an Amblin-style relationship between the eponymous Autobot and Hailee Steinfeld’s human character. But according to the film’s producer, they still haven’t quite landed on the right balance between character moments and action beats.
In a new interview, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (who’s produced every Transformers movie thus far) says he plans to switch things up in Bumblebee 2 and the rest of the planned Transformers films to create “a fusion of Bumblebee and the [Michael] Bay movies” with “a little more Bayhem.”
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I’m trying very hard to think of something witty or snarky to say here, folks, but I think this news might have just broke me for good. MGM and Mattel are teaming up for a View-Master movie, based on the 75-year-old toy that gives users the chance to slam their eyes up against a pair of plastic goggles and look at 3D pictures printed on a paper wheel. And this isn’t the first time Mattel has tried to get a View-Master movie going, because just like a View-Master picture wheel, what goes around comes around.
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Sony Pictures is still trying to make a Masters of the Universe movie despite a decade of development hell. The power of brand recognition is strong in Hollywood, and the studio has their eyes on making a fantasy action blockbuster franchise out of the popular He-Man toyline and cartoon. However, the vision that writer/director David S. Goyer had was too expensive for Sony to bring to life, and one of the creature designers hired to work on that iteration of Masters of the Universe has recently teased some details about what we’ll be missing out on. Read More »
When Bumblebee hit theaters towards the end of last year, one of the most exhilarating sequences for fans of the original Transformers was finally seeing Cybertron in all its wartorn glory. Helping that sequence stand out was an assembly of Autobots and Decepticons with their G1 character designs intact. There have been rumors of an animated movie tackling Cybertron at some point, but it sounds like a new animated series from Netflix and Hasbro might get there first. Read More »
Who’s ready for another animated musical about how your quirks are what make you stand out from the crowd? STX Entertainment is getting into the animation game with an UglyDolls movie, which is based on the popular plush toys that debuted back in 2001. And since this is a musical, they’ve gathered some big names in the music industry to lend their voices to these weird, wacky characters: Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Janelle Monae, and Nick Jonas. Check out the second trailer below. Read More »
The Masters of the Universe reboot that Hollywood refuses to let die has found new writers: Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who are responsible for the script of another reboot: Men In Black International. Adam and Aaron Nee, who helmed the quirky indie flick Band of Robbers, are directing the movie, which will once again attempt to bring He-Man to the big screen.
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The Transformers spin-off Bumblebee hit theaters just before Christmas. While the film certainly didn’t bomb at the box office, debuting in the #3 spot, it’s having some trouble matching up to the success that Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns have had on the charts. That’s a real shame, especially since this is easily the best film in the Transformers franchise, and a big part of that achievement comes from taking a step back from the Michael Bay movies.
Some new Bumblebee details reveal that the spin-off did everything they could to distance themselves from what Michael Bay brought to the Transformers movies and give fans something that felt new and refreshing. The changes made between a test screening of the movie and the final cut that ended up in theaters actually got rid of several details that would have linked the movie to the original Transformers movies much more. Read More »