Review: BUMBLEBEE Is Filled With Heart, Soul, and the True Spirit of Transformers
After eleven years and five films under the direction of Michael Bay, Paramount Pictures has finally produced a great Transformers movie that is worthy of the name and that fans of the original cartoon series will truly appreciate.
Bumblebee was directed by Travis Knight, who previously directed Kubo and the Two Strings, and he did a superb job telling this origin story for Bumblebee! He managed to bring something to the franchise that none of the other films had: heart, soul, and the true spirit of the Transformers franchise.
For the most part the film is a classic ‘80s-style coming of age story that revolves around a young woman named Charlie who is trying to fit in with her family and find her place in the world after her father tragically dies.
The relationship that we see form between Charlie and Bumblebee is a powerful one, and it’s a lot of fun watching these two characters bond with each other over the course of the film.
The movie is action-packed, and the visual effects are incredible, but the story and the emotional weight behind it is what really made this movie special. The fact that we finally got to see the classic Generation one Transformers character designs brought to life was just a completely awesome added bonus and the icing on the cake!
Speaking of the Generation one Transformers designs, it was so freakin’ cool to see so many of the classic Transformers come to life. Many of them were only brief appearances, but I hope that we see several spinoff films featuring these characters.
I also just want to point out that Halliee Steinfeld delivered a wonderful performance. In my opinion, one of the best of her career.
After seeing how fantastic this Bumblebee movie turned out, I really hope that we see more of these films! They finally got it right, and it would be a shame if we didn’t see more stories get told.
Transformers fans are going to be really happy with this movie. If you have any reservations about seeing Bumblebee because the previous Transformers films burned you too much, don’t worry! Bumblebee is the real deal and the movie is awesome! Go see it! You will not be disappointed!