MovieChat Forums > Bumblebee (2018) Discussion > Looks too much like a family movie.

Looks too much like a family movie.


The Bay Transformer movies were not exactly good, but at least they had some WTF/misguided elements. This one doesn't look like it'll be taking any chances.

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I'm surprised you consider that a negative thing.

Honestly, when I saw that trailer, that is the one thing that made me think this one could be worth watching. It seems to have an almost Spielbergian feel to it.

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An argument can easily be made that it’s taking big chances by doing something completely different than what Bay did with his overblown an uninspiring moneymakers.

A movie lacking substance but having some edge might be preferable over a movie that looks “squeaky clean” to some people, but seriously... this franchise needs a fresh start. Doing something different for a change should be welcomed— it isn’t going to hurt.

Bumblebee looks like a good movie and that’ll be refreshing for this franchise. Too much of a family movie? If it is a family movie with a good script, good performances, strong direction and potentially top-notch action sequences that you can actually see... then I’m all for it.

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Agreed on all counts. This is the first Transformers movie I'm actually considering catching in the theater since the very first one.

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I’m going catch an early screening of it this Saturday. And let me tell you, I have NEVER been this excited to go see a Transformers movie (although it’s not like I didn’t skip all the others).

My curiosity was piqued when it was announced Travis Knight was going to direct this movie. Now when the first trailer dropped, I like many others, was pleasantly surprised by it. And after the second one came out, I was sold.

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Let us know when you think about it after you've seen it.

I was hyped for the first movie way back when it came out, but I found it disappointing. After hearing that all the sequels sucked and the first one was the "good" one I just gave up on the franchise.

Maybe this one will be worth a shit, though.

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Fingers crossed it will live up to the hype. It certainly can’t be any worse than the previous movies, but we’ll see.

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We all know that's a lie.

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I have to admit that it is more for kids. But I found that it was a good story. I take it that it breaks from the genre a bit. Overall I thought that this one was good. I've rated it 7/10.

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I've rated it the same. Anyhow 7 is below average for me :)

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