TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - December 18, 2018
If there's a crown ripe for the picking, it's that of Best Transformers movie. The title still belongs to 1986's animated Transformers: The Movie, which is admittedly crummy, but has the decency to end well shy of the ninety minute mark. It also gave us that kickin' tune "The Touch," originally recorded by Dirk Diggler...
Paramount's entire marketing campaign for Bumblebee has been to hide the involvement of Transformers as much as possible, because Americans no longer care about this franchise. Now that early reviews have touted the film as "The Absolute Best Transformers Movie" however, the studio is beginning to show more of the transforming robots in this final trailer for the film, due in theaters Thursday night.
Paramount also understands that it can't compete with Aquaman this weekend—shocking as that statement may sound—so they're going low key with Bumblebee and hoping that winter vacations will carry the film to a solid multiplier. It won't take much for this to do better than 2017's The Last Knight domestically, as that flick petered out with a paltry $130 million.
I must also admit a morbid curiosity with this flick, as it's from the director of Kubo and the Two Strings, one of my favorite movies of the last few years. Is it possible he managed to weave some magic into this franchise that has been dominated by Michael Bay's brand of macho posturing and his undying hope that more explosions will cure a multitude of screenwriting sins.
Bumblebee is in theaters this coming Thursday night, December 20.
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