Bumblebee - the Transformers spin-off we didn't need actually looks promising

Bumblebee might not have been totally necessary, but it actually looks like a decent break from the bombast of the main run of Michael Bay Transformers films.

The film sees Hailee Steinfeld's Charlie Watson discover the Martin Short voiced robot in a scrap yard disguised as a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. On taking it home it isn't long before she uncovers the car's true identity.

The trailer gives the vibe of something more along the lines of The Iron Giant than the all out action we've come to expect from the wider series and this could be an opportunity for the film to explore more of the mythology behind the concept than the format usually allows.

Bumblebee also stars John Cena and is directed by Travis Knight. It is due in cinemas this Christmas.

Last updated: 05/06/2018 07:27:02

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