In addition, Hailee Steinfeld also admitted, the most difficult part in playing Charlie Watson is the scene with the Transformers robots. Not because he had to speak machine language, but because Bumblebee had been replaced with a tennis ball. Yes, during the shooting of Bumblebee, the sweet girl who was born on December 11, 1996 really had to talk to a tennis ball. With eye patch. It hangs four meters high.
In this Bumblebee film, the yellow robot character is indeed shown with the help of visual effects. aka computer-generated imagery (CGI). In fact, in some scenes, his figure is replaced with a pile of boxes. Therefore, Hailee Steinfeld had time to feel whether she was still sane? Because you have to compete with these inanimate objects?
On the other hand, through this Bumblebee film, classic Transformers fans will be satisfied. Because director Travis Knight displays the original versions of the robots: Model G1 (Transformers Generation 1). Namely, the Hasbro toy series that was released in 1984-1992 ago. You could say, the 45-year-old filmmaker has “returned” the story of the Transformers franchise to its origins. Through this 114 minute film.
And, as a result, Travis Knight’s efforts just now, it seemed, paid off. After holding a gala premiere at the Sony Center, Berlin, on December 3, 2018, Bumblebee received a positive response from critics. In fact, the film with a budget of USD 102 million is touted as the best Transformers film ever made. Which is much better than the previous five films. Which many critics despise, but still sells well.
Although the battle between robots is not as much as the previous Transformers films, the action scenes presented by Bumblebee are considered quite exciting. The humor is funny. In addition, the acting of the players, such as Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, and Dylan O’Brien, is also okay.
Another positive thing, for viewers who have not followed the Transformers franchise, will also not be confused. Because director Travis Knight and screenwriter Christina Hodson mix the story of Bumblebee very densely. The plot is coherent. Conflicts and their solutions are clear.
You could say, Bumblebee managed to save the Transformers franchise. Especially, by bringing a new taste that is different from its predecessor films. The story is considered more striking in the hearts of the audience. Because it displays an element of emotion that is quite strong. Oh yes. In addition, the setting of the 1980s era presented by this film also has the potential to make adult audiences nostalgic.
Before being homecoming by Marvel Studios, Spider-Man became one of Sony Pictures’ mainstays on the big screen. Noted, there are five live-action films about Spider-Man that have been released by the Columbia Pictures parent company. From the time of Toby Maguire to Andrew Garfield.
At the end of 2018, Sony Pictures re-released a film about Spider-Man. However, this time, not a live-action version, but an animated version of Spidey. The title is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It will be the second animated version to feature the main character Miles Morales after the television series Ultimate Spider-Man (2012-2017).