Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Bumblebee is not like any previous Transformers film. And that’s a REALLY good thing. Okay that’s a touch harsh as I still rate the 2007 Transformers film but even then Bumblebee stands out as a far more character driven film, deserving of it’s Christmas release date rather than carry the expectation of a more action heavy summer blockbuster slot. And that comes very much from the vision of Kubo And The Two Strings director Travis Knight who gives Bumblebee a heart and soul, focusing more on relationships that action. But when the action DOES break out the character models, CGI and staging mean that for teh first time you can actually see what’s happening. Add in loads of knots back to the more traditional G1 designs and you get a film for newbies AND fans. Yup it’s fair to say that Bumblebee is the first essential Transformers film since 2007. Go watch.
Best Bit: Wrecking the house (or Cybertron)
Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema
If You Liked this Try: Transformers (2007), Transformers: The Movie (1986), Real Steel, Kubo And The Two Strings
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…