from Paramount Transformers movies got a well deserved injection in the arm with 2018 Bumblebee which allowed the studio to quietly restart the otherwise decried long-time franchise. For a series that is now 15 years old, some sort of overhaul has been in need for some time now, and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts seeks to offer that in the form of time-traveling robots that can transform into organic prehistoric animals.
The new Super Bowl teaser for Beasts-which is also a particularly stolen stephy Commercial Porch—doesn’t reveal much of a larger plot, but it does provide what the movies have become known for: car chases, human characters staring in awe and screaming, and giant robots hitting each other while moving their bodies in the middle of the battle. Watching the Autobots and Decepticons fight with and against their eventual successors – the Maximals, Terrorcons and Predacons – is just so cool. Transformers fights can often be. Turns out the addition of robot animals into the action-packed mix really matters a lot.
In the same way Bumblebee aimed to tap into that 80s nostalgia it did Transformers so beloved at the time, The Rising of the Beasts really trying to attract fans of the Beast Wars sub-deductible. With classic characters like Optimus Primal and Airazor forming part of the main cast alongside former series bosses Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and all sporting a cleaner look compared to the main films, the film looks set to give fans a ownership what they want, in more ways than one.
Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback and Tobe Nwigwe, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts hits theaters on June 9.
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