Travis Knight Breaks Down the G1 Designs in Bumblebee

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  1. Music

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    It's pretty interesting to hear his thought process on the designs in this film.

     
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    That's so cool. I'm really looking forward to this tomorrow night. After all the crappy Bay films, I can't believe I'm going to see a live action Transformers movie on opening night
     
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    I loved it man, hoping you come out with the same feels hahah.
     
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    Rotten tomatoes loves it...93% right now. I'm not sure all five Bay films got to 93% combined.
     
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    Thanks, brother. I was a ready to go December 8th but had my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. Tough decision, but the little gal always wins out. Been a tough two week wait, though. Not gonna lie. This looks great!
     
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    Definitely a worthy reason not to go along! Heheh. Enjoy bud!
     
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  7. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    This man gets the soul of G1.
     
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    Absolutely. And his appreciation for the “simple” lines, colours, and shapes of the G1 characters is great - it’s refreshing to see someone get why they were so important, rather than writing off the models as “stacks of featureless blocks” as I’ve seen elsewhere in the forums.

    I’m actually excited for the future of the live action films if they carry on in this vein.
     
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    Aah so it’s not a reboot after all.
     
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    The film was definitely developed with it being a prequel in mind, however, Hasbro and Paramount can decide whatever they want for the next film based on the audience's reaction (this was mentioned by Travis in a recent interview). So there is a chance this may still be a start of a reboot depending on what the higher-ups want to do.
     
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    Hes basically dissing the Bayformer designs. Lmao.
     
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    AKA “hot mess express” :lol 
     
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    Aka Travis Knight is basically saying that Bayformers were messy and did not look like their G1 selves one bit.
     
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    Why with everyone trying to copy MCU so brainlessly it took sooo long to give an MCU-like redesign treatment to TF movie designs? :X

    So it takes one movie director with common sense. My faith in Hollywood is skyrocketing again...
     
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    Knight is what these movies needed badly. He knows what the hell he is talking about and actually gives a damn.

    I'm not a Bay-hater but this is what you get when you have a director who actually grew up with this stuff and is actually into it.

    I pray whatever comes next after Bumblebee keeps the good momentum going.
     
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    Shockingly, no one ever redesigned Spider-Man with a neon green and pink costume with spider legs coming out of his mouth. That's basically what we got for five TF movies because someone in Hollywood always thinks that they know better than the source material they are adapting. This is the same town that once tried to give us Nick Cage as Superman and did give us Catwoman getting super powers by being licked back to life by alleycats. Twice. Trust nothing they do until it's in front of you and you can verify that they didn't bork it up. LOL.

    Thank Primus we got Travis Knight. I know he has an animation studio to get back to, but I would definitely be okay with waiting for him to have the time to do the sequel rather than rushing one out. He doesn't just get the designs, he gets the heart of this series.
     
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    Frankly, I think that a director specialised in animation is what this franchise needs. Someone used to work with characters being all puppets/CGI so they don't think that huge human cast taking over the show is absolutely needed for having relatable protagonists.
     
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    That's exactly what happened. He knows how to make inanimate objects come to life. How knows how to make non-human things behave and act like humans. He look at these puppets the same way a live action director would look at actors. So, Travis understands Transformers being the centerpiece. I understand Bay's approach of letting us see the Autobot-Decepticon conflict through human eyes since we are humans too. But Travis approached it the same way as G1 treated the Transformers.... main cast.
     
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    That's what I love about this movie! Travis Knight definitely treats the robots like a part of the main cast.

    One thing that always bugged my about the other movies is how Bay shot the robots. Almost every shot of them was filmed from human level, so we're looking up at them. Often at a very extreme angle. When I picture those movies (the first three especially), I tend to just think of Transformers filmed the same way as AT-ATs from Star Wars. I guess I can see how there's a neatness to that, but I always personally found it a bit annoying and boring. I do think 4 and 5 started introducing more interesting camera angles...part of the reason I find them a bit more enjoyable (the camera pulled back a bit more too). I really enjoy how there are more shots in Bumblebee at the robots' eye-level.
     
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    Awesome interview!