Bumblebee, the sixth film in the Paramount’s Transformers franchise will be released on December 21st to surprisingly glowing reviews. Currently, with a 98% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is delighting critics. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bumblebee
According to Liz Shannon Miller at IndieWire , “The best Transformers movie by far actually cares about people.”
She goes on to say, “Thus, it is nice to report that in the new spin-off/prequel film “Bumblebee” (which hands the filmmaking reigns to “Kubo and the Two Strings” director Travis Knight), there are many scenes where giant robots fight each other, and in those scenes, you can actually see what’s happening. The Autobots and Decepticons toss each other around with slick judo-like moves and blast each other with abandon, and the cinematography and editing hold still long enough to let you enjoy each moment.” https://www.indiewire.com/2018/12/bumblebee-review-transformers-hailee-steinfeld-john-cena-1202026649/
From William Bibbiani at The Wrap, “Unlike Bay’s “Transformers” films, which were steeped in nostalgia for 1980s products but filmed with a 21st-century blockbuster aesthetic, “Bumblebee” is a 1980s genre film through-and-through. The screenplay by Christina Hodson (“Unforgettable”) embraces the familiar structure of every classic “magical friend” movie, from “E.T.” all the way to “Mac & Me,” and leaves it up to Knight, his cast and his VFX team to make the film feel new and distinctive.