Wednesday, January 29, 2020

And Then There Were Two


The news about the two Transformers movies being worked on broke last night and everybody has been running wild since. It's plenty to get excited about, one we get another movie like Bumblebee, which is the movie everybody wanted since 2007. Two, a Beast Wars movie. Pure excitement and joy. I hope they get this right. A common mistake by those not in the know is just slap animal alt modes on robots and voila Beast Wars.

That's not it.

Beast Wars didn't necessarily have to have animal forms to be what it is and why it's so special. It's a quality of writing and characters that even twenty something later still mean the world to the fans of the show. I can be pretty forgiving of the movies shortcomings, but I can't promise I will be in the case of Beast Wars. It means something to me.

The other movie that is intended to be more like Bumblebee, yes please. That was just such a fun movie and a great time to be a Transformers fan. Not like the other times it's a great time to be a Transformers fan that click bait sites generically throw on their articles. It was a genuine moment where you could point to something and say 'THIS'. Bumblebee did that. 

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