They say that Bumblebee is the best Transformers movie ever and while it is true, let’s also shift our perspective to accept the fact that when we are talking about Transformers, we are talking about a whole range of films that aren’t very deep and a whole lot of them aren’t really very good.
Let’s be honest: the bar isn’t very high at all.
But, regardless, the movie is good. It’s not great. There are still a lot of things in the film I’d rather have taken out — like the completely unnecessary character involved in the underdeveloped and very weak love interest for Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) and a lot less about the Transformers. Because, really, the selling point here is the wonderful relationship between Charlie and Bumblebee.
Moving forward, hopefully, the next films will take the learning from here and continue to improve the franchise, if they want to go forward with it. If Bumblebee turns a profit, there are plans for them to continue with the franchise and start over.
If it makes money, why not? As long as they don’t go back to the way it was before. It still wouldn’t be my kind of movie to see — but at least it shouldn’t have to be irrelevant trash, anymore.
But that’s just me.