Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Jul 20, 2019 17:30:18 GMT
Bumblebee Bumblebee is as different from Bay Bumblebee as, say, Budiansky's Grimlock is from Furman's Grimlock, or one James Bond or Doctor Who is from another James Bond or Doctor Who. It's like a character suddenly getting a different (much better) actor, writer and director. And of course he's not even the main character in the film. (Charlie is.) It redeemed TFs for discerning cinema-goers after six duds.
But I realise many fans prefer the epic struggles in space stuff to the befriending an alien robot in disguise stuff, so it's good that they are catered for too. It was just such a relief to see the Earth-based story done right at long last, so that people realised the Bay approach wasn't representative of how TF stories with humans had to be.