Bumblebee got a wide early release in theaters yesterday. My friends who saw it said on social media said the film was so good it is how the Tranformers films should've started and it got 100% on rotten tomatos. I know the Transformers films are criticized as being bad. Last year, I remember people thought Wonder Woman was going to be bad cause they thought the other DCEU films were bad but it got good reviews and everyone liked it in the end. It seems a similar thing is happening with Bumblebee while there's more signs of it being good since much of the public saw Bumblebee last night giving it good reviews.
I think it will. Critics and fans who have been to the early screenings have said that it's great.
Even if it's not a huge box office draw, which I unfortunately believe is going to be the case, the positive reception this gets could still be enough to take the franchise in a new, better direction.
wow the DCEU hate is real among the comic book purists. The overall quality of a cinematic universe is partially determined by their individual films' quality.
Do you really think that Justice League film will be still the same as before if Wonder Woman was received as badly as its past 3 DCEU films?
To be honest the Transformers universe never needed saving, they were always making tons of money. People were compalining because of the quality of the movies but they still kept going to the cinema to see them. They serve their purpose - popcorn flicks that just kill time.
@tdk_1997: again, the last movie practically killed the chance at further sequels. You can only make so many bad movies before it comes back to bite you in the ass, and that’s what happened with the last movie. The only thing that kept it afloat was how much money it was making worldwide (cause it was on a steady decline domestic wise with each movie after the 2nd one), and that eventually wore off
Wonder Woman didn't save the DCEU. DCEU can only be saved when they remove all traces of Snyder. An argument can be made that Aquaman will save the DCEU, and Shazam if it's as good as Aquaman.
Transformers will only be saved if they make another season of Prime animated series. LA Movies are a dead cause. We need Optimus waving a big star saber around.
I don't think WW saved DCEU. It was a brighter blip, but not enough. As shown by Justice League's box-office loss.
As for Bumble-Bee, I think it could be a soft reset of the Transformer's franchise. Especially if they want to go cinematic universe.
If I were to compare Bumble-Bee to a DCEU film, it'd either be Aquaman or Shazam. As both have the potential for a soft reset. Or at least a refocus away from Superman and Batman. Both of whom I felt were presented in ways that ruined Justice League.
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