Bumblebee (2018)

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Bumblebee (2018)

Postby RotorstormNP » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:34 pm

Hi all,
Here’s the rundown of the movie panel earlier today at San Diego Comic Con, lifted shamelessly from TFW2005.com:

Our team has made it into the famous Hall H and are on the scene at the Bumblebee Movie panel with juicy details on the upcoming film. Check out the full rundown after the jump!

Brand new footage from the film will be shown, featuring the Decepticons and other characters
Travis Knight discusses creating this “new” look for Bee, blending modern aesthetics with cartoony, more G1-inspired looks
Cybertron is going to be featured in the film as Bumblebee’s backstory is elaborated on and why he comes to Earth in the first place
Official confirmation that Shatter and Dropkick are triple changers!
The seeker shown in the trailers is NOT Starscream but Blitzwing! However, it is unknown right now if he is also a triple changer.

Footage will be shown
Commenting on Bay’s lack of subtlety
Bringing humor and heart to Bee movie
Behind the scenes production stories
Featurette on Travis Knight
Hailey Steinfeld in hotdog costume
Travis Knight taking the stage
Talking about creating Bee’s look
Taking animation model to movie model
Creating hybrid of modern movie aesthetic
Approaching Bee’s animation, has greatest affinity for people
Talking about his purpose on Earth
Main character going through adolescence
Cybertron will be in the movie
Audience can come into movie not knowing Transformers
Different layers of references
Hailey Steinfeld taking the stage now
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. plays Memo
Charlie (Steinfeld) feeling lost and craves freedom before finding Bee
Memo is a neighbor of Charlie’s
Mention of Gobots references?
BB will be a coming of age story
Making sure Charlie and Bee’s relationship means something
Talking about villains Shatter and Dropkick
Triple-changers officially confirmed
Shatter is inspired by Nightbird, Dropkick inspired by Megatron
Jet is NOT Starscream
Jet is Blitzwing
Unsure if Blitzwing is triple-changer
Human antagonist as well
John Cena on stage now but not visible
Cena plays Agent Burns
Burns is a complicated man
Explaining relationship between Charlie and Agent Burns
They don’t agree with each other but in a sort of joking way (?)
Agent Burns believes he’s right
Actual footage will be shown
Footage of forest scene vs military now playing
Blitzwing and BB fighting on mountain
Bee lost and suffered memory core failure
Scanned VW beetle before fainting
Garage scene
Showing extended scene
Charlie and BB talking for the first time
She “named” BB
“You look like a Bumblebee, so I’m going to call you that.”
Shatter and Dropkick offer to help military find Bee because he’s a “criminal”
Fight scene between Shatter, Dropkick, and Bee
Optimus Prime appears in hologram form, looking close to G1 design
Q&A time!
Agent Burns is “gray” morally
In place of Bee during shooting, man on stilts was used
Knight: “Bumblebee will surprise people.”
To Cena: “What did you like about Transformers?”
“Having a Transformer is like have two toys.”
Cena roasted by 12 year old
Peter Cullen is asking Knight in Optimus’s voice about the lack of Prime in the footage
“What does an Autobot have to do to get his own movie?”
Panel over
Cheers, Zac in Whanganui

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Re: Bumblebee (2018)

Postby Mr.Deflok » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:14 am

So preview screenings are on the 12th next week! Have got our tickets secured.

This really looks like it has a lot of heart. Very excited, which is saying something given how truly terrible TLK was (and I'm a live-action film apologist).

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Re: Bumblebee (2018)

Postby omegaprime » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Wow just Wow, the bumblebee movie is far the best transformers movie I have watched.

Story plot 7/10 solid
Soundtrack 8/10 faithful to the era and the feel of transformers g1.
Humans 6/10 the main 3 where great the rest not so much.
The bots oh wow just Wow after 10 years of mindless grey killing machines it's fantastic to have flushed out character.

I would give it a solid 8/10 when they say it's up there with E.T they were not wrong

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Re: Bumblebee (2018)

Postby IronhideTFX » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:01 pm

Just saw it. Love it, will definitely see it again.

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Re: Bumblebee (2018)

Postby Good_Riddance » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:26 pm

The reviews I've seen are solid. Could be the first one since the 07 I see in theaters!

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Re: Bumblebee (2018)

Postby Thatotherguy » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:48 pm

Went today and genuinely enjoyed it. Solid story and well developed characters. Quite liked having a smaller cast of robots as it made the few that were in the movie feel more important. Hope they continue in this new direction

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Re: Bumblebee (2018)

Postby loismustdye » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:54 pm

Took the kids this morning and was pleasantly surprised. Made the previous outings look like crap. The only real negative was bumble transitioning from a beast in the cybertron clips to almost “a bit lacking in the brain matter” when interacting with the girl. The cutesyness of it got a bit tedious, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
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Re: Bumblebee (2018)

Postby Zippo » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:33 pm

I went and saw the movie yesterday and enjoyed it. There were a couple of slow moments, but otherwise it was way better than the last 5 ...
Not sure if it fits in with the previous movies or completely re-writes given the timeline inconsistencies

I think the "memory loss" caused the wimpish nature of Bumblebee - once he got his memories back, he became a warrior again.

I do wonder - if he was called Bee-127, are there 126 other Bee's out there? What about all the other characters - are they all just "mass production" robots which could explain some of them coming back from the dead?

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Re: Bumblebee (2018)

Postby omegaprime » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:03 pm

Zippo wrote:I went and saw the movie yesterday and enjoyed it. There were a couple of slow moments, but otherwise it was way better than the last 5 ...
Not sure if it fits in with the previous movies or completely re-writes given the timeline inconsistencies

I think the "memory loss" caused the wimpish nature of Bumblebee - once he got his memories back, he became a warrior again.

I do wonder - if he was called Bee-127, are there 126 other Bee's out there? What about all the other characters - are they all just "mass production" robots which could explain some of them coming back from the dead?


The bee127 is a nod to his name in hearts of steel as far as I can tell

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Re: Bumblebee (2018)

Postby green dragoon » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:39 pm

took my nephew to Bumblebee a few weeks back and we both quite enjoyed it. the opening sequence was very cool and seeing prime on the highway in all his 80s glory at the end was great.

I am disappointed we didn't once see barricade in this film despite all the various toys that were released in the first wave of the toyline. seemed odd to promote him so hard and then nothing, I was looking forward to seeing 80s barricade going after Bumblebee.
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Re: Bumblebee (2018)

Postby RotorstormNP » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:20 am

My wife and I finally watched it last night and both cried. Me because they seem to have got it right and REFERENCES, her because Sweet Boy.
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