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Bumblebee

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,982 ✭✭✭Beric Dondarrion


    Went to see this last night. Very low expectations before going in but I did enjoy it. It was definitely a case of less being more compared to the other **** shows that went before it (1st movie aside which was something new at the time).

    The soundtrack is great and as a 40-something year old male it was great to see the classic forms of the Transformers being used (brought me right back to the cartoon and comic book tales). It's not a particularity original story (comparisons with ET, the Iron Giant and Pete's Dragon have already been made and they're pretty fair tbh) but this movie has it's own particular charm.

    A solid 6.5 out of 9 :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,281 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    I went and seen this on Wednesday and really liked it.Loved the 80s soundtrack and the humour in it.
    Unfortunately there was also a lot of kids in the cinema and they were constantly going in and out. If you have can't avoid going to the toilet for 2 hours then don't go to the cinema or wear a nappy simple.
    Also the screening had sub tittles on for some reason which ruined some parts of the film. I intend to go and see it again as despite all that and some unruly little brat kicking my chair I enjoyed the film.
    I was ashamed after to see how filthy people can be. The cinema was a right mess after with popcorn, drink containers etc all over the seats and the floor. Disgraceful. Have people no respect anymore? I understand it could be a little dirty but this was just terrible.

    Rant over.

    I would give the film 8 out of 10.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



  • Registered Users Posts: 38,247 ✭✭✭✭Guy:Incognito


    AMKC wrote: »
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    I was ashamed after to see how filthy people can be. The cinema was a right mess after with popcorn, drink containers etc all over the seats and the floor. Disgraceful. Have people no respect anymore? I understand it could be a little dirty but this was just terrible.
    .

    I see this all the time. People are animals. Liffey valley for spiderverse was the worst I've seen in a while. The people in the row behind us had a crying baby and a toddler that was let roam around the cinema for the whole film. They brought their own food and afterwards it looked like they got everything that was left and threw it up in the air to spread it around.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,423 ✭✭✭✭Outlaw Pete


    Wasn't expecting much but loved it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,600 ✭✭✭✭gmisk


    That was a lovely surprise!
    I have seen a couple of the other transformers films but not a huge fan.
    This was incredibly sweet, cared about the characters (especially bumblebee!) , some nice humour, you could actually tell what was happening in the fight scenes, loved the music, plus very little of Michael Bays leary sensibility.
    I thought looking at initial box office it wasn't going to do well, but seems to have plenty of staying power, word of mouth must be strong.
    Id happily watch a few more!

    8/10


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,942 ✭✭✭cena


    Seen this today. Loved it


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 10 kevin55


    I am planning to watch it this week, After seeing so many good reviews about it and it's great that it's not like a transformer movie. :D


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,664 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sad Professor




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,066 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    God f*cking damnit. I hate Hollywood audiences so much sometimes.

    And if there's one thing worse than Michael Bay's methods, it's people trying to ape his style and failing (see Battleship, the TMNT reboots).

    Hopefully someone in the chain has a word in the producers ear, and Bumblebee doesn't become the exception to the rule...


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,462 ✭✭✭brianregan09


    Read the article lads


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,066 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    Read the article lads

    I did? It made plenty of references to the positive reception towards the stronger characterisation and emotion, but even acknowledging some need to "bayify" things is disappointing


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,664 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sad Professor


    The headline is an accurate summary of the producer's statements in the article. He talks about learning the lessons of Bumblebee by making the next one a hybrid movie with more "Bayhem".


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭TerrorFirmer


    It's the fact that it's an acknowledgement that desire to maximize financial return means "bayhem" is a top priority going forward, despite the absence of same and strong character driven narrative being what made Bumblebee so good and moderately successful.

    Bumblebee had plenty of action, but expect any follow up to now have encounters involving twice as many transformers in destructive playgrounds four times the size.

    Not that they still can't be good films even if the action were a bigger priority, the major problem with Bay's later films were the terrible editing, incoherent action sequences, crap plots and cringe-inducing dialogue....not the actual amount of action, to be fair.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,462 ✭✭✭brianregan09


    I don't know I'm probably the biggest hater of the bay movies , I think what they meant is to keep the characterization which I loved in Bumblebee and (my own reading into it) upping the stakes and adding more action ( which wouldn't be bad )

    What's more worrying to me is the fact that they are still developing a sequel to the last knight


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,286 ✭✭✭✭branie2


    I thought it was very good


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,315 ✭✭✭Heckler


    I'm about 40 mins in and am giving up during the beach scene. Disclaimer I never really "got" or liked the Transformers movies.

    Here the usual ****e blockbuster one line quips.

    Its so twee. Yer one holding his face and calling him Bee. "Hide Bee" Gawk.

    John Cena is baaaad here more than ever.

    On a positive note the SFX are fantastic and as an 80's child some of the music and setting was ok.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,542 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dades


    I watched it last night and really liked it.

    The first Transformers movie was great, but I couldn't even finish the last one. This movie had real heart, and not just robots punching each other. Hailee Steinfeld is brilliant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,281 ✭✭✭✭AMKC
    Ms


    I wonder when Bumblebee 2 will be released. Honestly it is 4 years now since this came out. Paramount really should have had B2 out by now or at least be making it.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



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