Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Livingdeaddan, Feb 13, 2016.
its a vary interesting thing,would really like it
Here's a sad thought...if they hadn't moved the release date, the movie would have come out last week!
So its kool that Starscream is more Starscream looking and all... but why does he turn into an F4? F15's were in service as dominant fighter in the 80s... and the movie is set in the 80s...
where as the F4 was in the 60s...
maybe Starscream will scan an F15 at some point in the movie like BB becomes a jeep?
and is this still in the bayverse?
: Hearsemus Prime
It is time for overly angsty sad-fic speculation. Brace yourselves, you sweet summer children.
In the first three films, Bumblebee proves quite intent on helping Sam with wooing the love interests. He's quite the robot-wingman, driving couples to scenic spots, nobly fending off adulterous temptresses, even providing rings to the happy couple. And, you know, saving them from death-by-angry-robot. But it seems a bit odd. A human-liking robro he may bee, but Bee's an alien war robot. Why so invested in the romantic endeavours of an odd fleshy species, even if one is his newfound buddy?
The answer; beecause he's haunted by the romance he never had.
A notion passed around these forums is a potential for a lil' love story between a girl and her car. Maybee, just maybee, there's some merit to that, and Bumblebee and Charlie do indeed start developing a bit of a spark for each other. Perhaps he might even wish to just leave the war and the carnage and stay with her, abandon his bloodied (energonied?) past in favour of a loving future. But alas, we know it's not to bee; Bumblebee will eventually have to leave her beehind to ensure she isn't targeted by Sector 7 or the Decepticons. Whatever love might have developed, it will have to bee abandoned. So he leaves, but the enormity of his loss, the pain of leaving Charlie, remains with him. His chance for love has been taken from him, simply beecause no matter where or how far he runs, the war will always follow.
Now, seeing how this new human friend is trying to find love himself, some part of the Autobot that still clings to Charlie and the love he could have had flares up, and Bumblebee is driven to do what he can to help Sam out. Maybee it's beecause he doesn't want to see someone miss out on a chance for romance like he did. Maybee he wants to help develop love between those who aren't stalked by ruthless warmongers. Maybee he helps him simply beecause he doesn't want him to end up alone.
Alone like Bee...
I shed a single tear.
And here I thought you discounted the romance theory as a bunch of malarkey!
I like this and want to see it on screen. It'll probably be implied in the movie itself, but it works.
It never hurts to cover one's bets
The fun thing about prequels is musing how they may have influenced the actions of the character in the present. Like that Overwatch short where we find out Reinhardt's insistence on being his team's protector is actually fuelled by a desire to uphold his fallen mentor's mantra. Good times, y'know?
I think that's the whole point of prequels, if they're done right.
Today is exactly six months until Bumblebee is released!
An interesting take on Bumblebee's Christmas release by Forbes.
'Aquaman' Has One Advantage Over 'Bumblebee' And 'Mary Poppins' This Christmas
I think I said it before, but I don't think Aquaman will do nearly as well as a lot of people seem to think it will. People don't seem overly thrilled with the current DC universe, nor this interpretation of Aquaman. People gave Wonder Woman a chance because she's a more beloved character, but Aquaman has kind of been a joke for a while. Unless the movie is really good and ends up being some kind of weird sensation (sort of like Guardians of the Galaxy), I don't think it's going to do very well at all. At the same time, Bumblebee has always been something of a beloved character, even in the movieverse.
The argument doesn't hold up anyway, because Charlie isn't the main protagonist. Bumblebee is.
I think that the success of Wonder Woman (like Black Panther this year) relied heavily on good timing. WW had that first woman-focused superhero film promotion tagline and it was the year where woman-led movies were gaining momentum. Same thing happened with BP. It was supposed to be revolutionary because it was big-budgeted and almost completely African-American led. The same thing happened with Avatar. It promised a revolutionary 3D experience in days when 3D was a novelty. I think that Aquaman does have an advantage with certain demographics, but because of the things you mentioned I don't see him as a breakaway hit.
I think this point of view highlight very well the difference between a TF fan and a casual moviegoer. Some people are really into TF movies, because of human characters. Heck, one of the complaints against movies were about focusing to much on TF characters and not the human element
It's one of the reasons why I don't have high hopes for any TF live-action movies to be to my liking. It will always be made for the common denominator and that will be the casual audience. Most adults don't take TF robots too seriously and delegate them to children brand of entertainment.
My wish fulfilment would be a series of direct-to-DVD TF movies like ones WB/DC is putting out
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