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This looks kinda okay. As Lee Medcalf put it on the Black Dog Facebook page, this has an Iron Giant vibe, which is a huge plus. It's also directed by the guy who did Kubo and the Two Strings, which is another bonus. Add in classic VW Bumblebee, and classic

Spoiler

STARSCREAM~!

and this just might get my money.

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Totally agree. The 2007 movie was the only one of this line that I've seen in the theater; it was clunky, visually confusing, and not very fun. And that right there turned me off of the other movies. However, director Travis Knight earned a lot of goodwill with Kubo and the Two Strings. He's the main reason I might give this one a chance.

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I mean, that's valid. I enjoyed Kubo too. I just know exactly what to expect from a Transformers movie at this point.

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Absolutely. But I'm also hoping an Oscar-nominated actor adds weight to the movie.

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I'm drunk right now but...

I've felt this level of excitement before. Going into the first Transformers, I was kind of high on all of the bullshit. By the last one, I knew I was going to see the steaming sack, it was just a matter of when. At this point, I like the trailer but, until actual trailers come in, I can't let my own black, cynical heat, get excited.

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With this being set in the 1980s, along with the classic looks of Bumblebee and [redacted], I wonder if we'll see classic Optimus Prime too.

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9 hours ago, The Master said:

Absolutely. But I'm also hoping an Oscar-nominated actor adds weight to the movie.

I dunno, man, John Tuturro, John Goodman, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins and Frances GODDAMNED McDormand couldn’t save the previous movies. 

Joking aside, I don’t hate this trailer. And I always turn up for Villian Cena. 

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On 6/5/2018 at 11:06 AM, teenalphabro said:

I have too much experience with this franchise to expect anything passable. 

Right there with you.

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Two thoughts.

1. This looks like an apology to people who grew up with Transformers for the previous movies.

2. Are you telling me that Bumblebee had been on Planet Earth for twenty years prior to the first Transformers movie and did not make a single effort to find the Witwicky family and get the glasses? (Sam would technically not have been born.)

Maybe @D.W. or @James D. can rant about that because I am just dumbfounded.

Sentinel Prime is on the moon. The Fallen is in his Roundhouse chair. Megatron is still frozen. Bumblebee gets the map, finds the AllSpark, wins the war, and five Transformers movies never happen!

No Movie!!

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Ehh, the fifth movie establishes that Bumblebee fought Nazis in WW2 and keeping straight the continuity of these things requires more time than I think anyone should put effort into. At this point, I might check this out but I will probably just wait to watch it with a beer so I can heckle it in peace.

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Yeah, I'm long done trying to figure out anything about their timeline.

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19 hours ago, James D. said:

Yeah, I'm long done trying to figure out anything about their timeline.

I work in accounting. When the numbers are this glaringly off, it bugs me. I can't help it.

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I had an issue trying to figure out the X-Men timeline with the new movie and just gave up before having a stroke. These companies don't think people care about continuity even though comic book fans are very OCD about it, which is more proof that these movies aren't made for us. 

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