It's kind of weird saying it, but if this teaser for 'Bumblebee' is anything to go by, this might just be what a good movie made out of the 'Transformers' intellectual property looks like.
To be fair, the first three Transformers movies made obscene amounts of money for what was - essentially - two hours of explosions and pre-fame Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. It was Michael Bay at his most Michael Bayhem and for whatever reason, maybe global mass hysteria, people turned up for it. Years later, you've got things like 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' and Mark Wahlberg dragging the whole thing down.
'Bumblebee', on the other hand, looks almost like a faux-Spielberg adventure and a kind of warmth and humour that's been missing from 'Transformers' since the very beginning. Dare we say it, could this be a good 'Transformers' movie?
Who knows. It's weird think about, really. 'Bumblebee' arrives in Irish cinemas on December 26th.