Bumblebee is the beloved Transformer that stole the hearts of plenty of fans over the years. In the new trailer for the spin-off film, director Travis Knight takes us back to the origins with an 80s setting. Why not? The 80s is clearly the coolest decade to set a film/TV show in.
“The studio tapped LAIKA CEO and Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knightto make his live-action directing debut on the pic, which finds Hailee Steinfeld taking on the lead human role in a story that takes place in the 1980s,” according to Collider.
“Indeed, Bumblebee will set itself apart from Michael Bay‘s five (!) Transformersfilms in that it is set in the 1980s and tells a smaller scale story, with the titular Transformer befriending a young girl.”
The film’s trailer looks to promise a more heartfelt story, however, it still manages to feature some of that high-intensity action that we’ve come to expect from the most current Transformer films. Bumblebee himself has a complete makeover. He’s no longer that tricked out Chevrolet Camaro. Instead, Bumblebee is in its original form as a VW Bug from the 80s.
We expect plenty of 80s nostalgia to shine throughout this film and with the film being set in the decade, this is definitely one film to bring your kids to. This way, they can check out some of the cool stuff from your decade and they’ll associate one of the coolest Transformers characters with the decade as well.