SPOILERS Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

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  1. Digger

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    They said it was storyboarded. I think they wanted to reboot but they weren’t quite sure. Like they say this film was proposed in 2015. Well before the last knight happened. I think the cybertron bits were included so we’d get people in. But also cause they should reboot it. And I think it’s for the better. Plus there’s so much other stuff to prove this film is a reboot otherwise. This is just a really big chip in the armour.
     
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    My only real point of confusion was how exactly did Dropkick die? Did Bee really pull the chains so hard that it made him explode?
     
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    Might wanna save that for being embarrassed for loving the bayverse. Movies were entertaining to a degree but were bad movies. It was robot porn with the transformers name slapped on
     
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    That part definitely was cartoonish. you gotta suspend your disbelief there
     
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    The thing this movie did right was that the humans really couldnt hurt the transformers that much......... and I hope that continues all the way through this new rebooted line of movies...

    thinking more on it.... the death of of the 2 decepticons should of been more up to luck and being clever than Bee just busting their pipes .... a scout shouldnt be that bad azz at fighting........ but I can live with it because the movie got so much right.
     
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    I kinda wish he had just severed him at the joints (kinda like how Magnus was to be quartered originally in the 86 movie). It also could have meant a potential for him to survive. (technically, you could push it to say Shattered lived if they wanted her back in the next movie, but the scene clearly implies she exploded)

    Huh, for all the reputation Bay has for explosions, this movie had all of it's Decepticon deaths as giant explosions rather than Bay's usual crumpling apart.
     
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    Yeah I think so. But it was cool none the less.
    It was army porn with the transformers name slapped on
     
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    The fact that the Decepticons ALWAYS have to explode into a thousand tiny pieces without much force is definitely my least favourite thing to be carried over from the Bay series, though it is a minor...ish gripe considering they were pretty creative, and I like how they left it ambiguous as to whether or not Shatter actually died. I mean if Bee, a SCOUT, can survive being impaled by harpoons, being blown up, beaten, stabbed and being crushed into and thrown off of cliffs all in the space of like 5 minutes, then I'm pretty sure Shatter, a hardened Decepticon warrior, can survive a ship being crashed into her.
     
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    Sorry im not one of those movie buff guys who analyze movies and follow actors and directors. Plenty of action, a few good man jokes, and awesome CGI images. That to me is a good movie. Bayverse was awesome. If you get G1 out of your head for the duration of the film you might actually enjoy it.
     
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    Not everyone who criticizes these films is obsessed with G1. I enjoy the films for the most part but I still think they are pretty bad films.
     
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    Wait, this movie is a reboot? I thought it was a prequel :confused: 
     
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    Well, Shatter and Dropkick were the first genuine Decepticon threats since TF07, so it was a good chance that they weren’t just cannon fodder. In fact ‘bee never kills any Decepticons in this film directly, he always had some form of “help”, he killed Blitzscream by impaling him with a missile and shooting it, he ensnares Dropkick in chains (though yes I’m at a loss about him blowing up) and he killed Shatter by having her be rammed by a boat.
     
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    I don't understand all of the talk of "contradicting" the WW2 scenes. It was obvious to me that Knight retconned the WW2 events and there is no contradiction. If you remember in TLK, the WW2 bot was named ZB-7, while Bumblebee's Cybertronian name in this film was B-127. Not the same character. I understood that to mean that either Anthony Hopkins' character's description of the WW2 events were a myth or (more likely) there are several bots of a similar design with letter-number names, and ZB-7 was a different character who looked very similar to Bumblebee.

    Bee was able to regain all of his memories by the end of Bumblebee, but in TLK Bumblebee had no recollection of knowing Hopkins' character previously or the WW2 events he described. However, he did draw on those events for inspiration/courage when battling Optimus. Bumblebee was not ZB-7, but he needed to be like ZB-7 (basically a meaner, tougher version of himself) to take on Optimus.
     
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    This is possible as well. But the retcon is the first thing I thought of when I first heard Optimus say B-127 instead of ZB-7 in the trailer. I immediately thought okay, that wasn't Bumblebee back in WW2.
     
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    He did. Dropkick was trying to transform at the same time and when Bumblebee pulled, it got into Dropkick's inner workings and boom.

    Anyone else notice the after credits scene? My theater started turning the lights on, but everyone noticed the screen and gasped.

    You couldn't really hear what they were saying, either, but it was a couple of people dragging a robot head (clearly defined face) on the floor behind them as some doors close.

    None of us knew what it was until the next set of ads and trailers started playing. I need to go see the movie again for that alone. I have to see that scene, clearly. My wife was like "did you see the face? What the heck was that?!"
     
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    SPOILERS Original G1 Transformers that appear in the film include Ratchet, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, Wheeljack, Ironhide, Brawn, Starscream, Soundwave, Shockwave, Cliffjumper, and Ravage
     
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    I would absolutely LOVE a movie that explored this!
     
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    I got pics and video
     
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    Arcee did not use Sue Blu for the voice, I don't think. The actress sounded great, but I don't think it (the voice) was her. And Arcee looked fantastic, feminine but not sexualized, but definitely you could tell the difference between her and the male bots.

    Wheeljack looked great! Fins!
     
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    First I've heard of that. Wasn't at my preview screening.