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They finally make a good transformers movie...


and it bombs.

Ha. No wonder we get so many crap movies.

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Bumblebee probably fell victim to Transformers fatigue. There have just been too many of them, and too many of those have been bad.

Some interesting insight here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/12/27/bumblebee-transformers-box-office-aquaman-mary-poppins-spider-man/#3ab0b4a26fe2

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Good point. Kind of like Solo and the SW movies. It was far from the worst, but it was the first to bomb.

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I think Bumblebee is a better movie than Solo by a fair margin, but yeah, Solo's box office was largely the result of fan backlash over TLJ.

Who knows, perhaps Bumblebee will have legs that keeps it in the theaters for a while, and then when it hits home video it will do good rental and sales numbers. But honestly, despite all the skilled craftsmanship that obviously went into making the film, I found the story dull and uninspired. It was just a little too simple and predictable, with little in the way of surprises.

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It was a fun and enjoyable movie, but I saw Spider-Verse the next day, and it basically made me forget I'd even seen Bumblebee.

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I think I saw possibly 2 advertisements for this film on tv in it's entire runup.

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