I absolutely loved Bumblebee. Only seen one Transformers film before (the one where they end up at the Pyramids and John Tuturro is in it) and it was incomprehensible nonsense; indecipherable plot and visuals so busy with grey CGI that you couldn't tell at all what the fuck you were looking at. Went to watch Bumblebee because for some reason my partner's mum really digs the Transformers films and we took her to the pictures and for tea as her Christmas present last year. Really wasn't looking forward to it, but from the opening scenes I could tell it was nothing like the other Transformers stuff I'd seen. I had a real whale of a time watching it, and in fact if it hadn't been for the excellent Knives Out it would've been the best 2019 film I went to see. Only found out afterwards that it was directed by Travis Knight who directed Kubo & The Two strings and had a prominent role in the other Laika studios films, all of which I love. If he's taking over Transformers here and Michael Bay has got the boot, then please hook it up to my goddamn veins.