Over the last decades, Michael Bay took the reins of the Transformers franchise we’ve grown to love. For over 11 years, we have been infused with like a cinematic panic attack of an epic battle between humans and Decepticons. But just recently, Travis Knight imbues a massive stylistic and tonal shift for the Transformers franchise with Bumblebee.
Bumblebee has gone from an extension of a winning brand to potentially the last stand of cinema’s most popular alien machines as Knight did a wonder of transformation with a 1980 nostalgia, pulling the previously complex mythology way back and starting over from scratch. Putting such a new concept for the franchise, the film actually feels new and distinctive, giving an approach to the film’s fan a coherent action and rich characters.
With such a wonderfully carved re-imagining of both toys and their era, the film undoubtedly found favor with the critics, with many hailing it the best Transformers movie to date.
If this is where the new Transformers franchise is headed, we sure are in for another transformation!
Haven’t got a grip of how this history begun? Check out our magazine issue #54 as we feature this iconic robot.