'Bumblebee' official trailer is out and it's pretty incredible
The flashy new 'Bumblebee' trailer also gives a glimpse of Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena take centre stage in this 'Transformers' prequel.
The new, official trailer for 'Bumblebee' is here. The flashy trailer shows singer Hailee Steinfeld and actor John Cena take up central characters as the sci-fi/action film, co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, gears up for its theatrical release on December 21st.
Directed by Travis Knight, the movie is a robot adventure story, and the 'Transformers' spin-off shows us the journey of a girl and her robot.
'Transformers' still remains a cult film and has an enviable fan following, it remains to be seen how 'Bumblebee' will match up to the fandom the original 'bot' film created. Well, from the looks of the official trailer, this yellow Bumblebee is out to win hearts.
Optimus Prime, whom we saw as a holographic recording in the clip released at the San Diego Comic-Con, has a secret mission prepared for this adorable bug. Its mission involves fending off an attack on Earth from a trio of Decepticons including a Blitzwing (not Starscream) and keeping the US military Agent Burns (John Cena) from off its tail.
The trailer clip opens to a visual of a California beach town in 1987, where a junkyard's owner gifts Charlie Watson (Steinfeld) with a yellow Volkswagen Beetle to mark her 18th birthday. Once she gets home, Charlie finds out that her vehicle’s true identity is that of a bumbling Autobot which goes by the name Bumblebee.
Young Charlie then proceeds to take in Bumblebee after discovering that her transformer friend is in danger, and from thereon the duo winds up in the crosshairs of an evil government agency called Sector 7, largely under the authority of Burns.
“People can be terrible about things they don’t understand,” Charlie says. “From now on, the only person you can show yourself around is me.” The movie also co-stars Jorge Lendeborg Jr, John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, and Pamela Adlon, with Michael Bay acting as a co-producer.
The film also has a lot going for it in terms of the people associated with its production and filming. Michael Bay gave us the 'Transformers' series but this time he is on board as producer along with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, and Don Murphy, while the film is being Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, Mark Vahradia and Chris Brigham.
Going by the looks of it, 'Bumblebee' is not only an action-packed epic about a number of Transformers duking it out on Earth but also an equal parts coming-of-age story. In case you weren't paying attention, the new trailer introduces “new” movie designs for Optimus Prime, Soundwave, and Shockwave, which are ideally lesser adaptations of their original toy and animation designs as they are straight-up recreations.
The makers of the new movie, in order to drive the nostalgia part home, also have one point in the trailer where viewers can see a scene where Soundwave ejects Ravage from his chest, who transforms with a variation of the sound effect that accompanied such scenes from the original 1980s animated series.
The new trailer also makes it evident that this time around, two different audiences are being simultaneously targeted, since the new movie hopes to combine the ultimate 'Transformers' nostalgia trip for old school fans, in addition to a makeover and stealth reboot of the series for everyone else.
The new trailer, which combines a sense of wonder and adventure more in common with Steven Spielberg’s 1980s output and the sturm-und-drang of Michael Bay’s earlier movies in the franchise, is still quite a delight to watch, but whether or not it will appeal to the wide range of Transformers fans out there will only be evident when the movie premieres in December.