It was only yesterday where I was talking about how Bumblebee was a movie that brought about a refreshing change to the Transformer series. The film stripped down the over the top action of previous films and decided to focus on character development instead, something which allowed audiences to fall in love with the characters rather than just
For all the success that Bumblebee gave us, and despite it making a profit thanks to its lower production costs, it still didn’t make nearly as much money as its bigger counterparts ($400 million versus $1 billion). And it’s money that talks – at least if you’re producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura who in a recent interview with Collider, spoke about the Travis Knight directed sequel to Bumblebee returning some of the Michael Bay feel to the franchise:
I know the next Transformer, our attempt anyway, is to sort of do a fusion of Bumblebee and the Bay movies…a little more Bayhem. And a little bit more of the character falling in love within the emotional dynamic of the movie
Bonaventura reportedly made the comments in response to listening to critique from audience members. I’m not sure which audience members those
Director Travis Knight though is someone who does better in building that emotional dynamic that was mentioned by Bonaventura though and so regardless of whatever action set pieces they can throw at us, hopefully it can maintain that dynamic from Bumblebee that worked so well.
Last Updated: March 19, 2019