Transformers: Rise of the Beasts recently had its world premiere, and critics who had the opportunity to see the film ahead of its theatrical release have shared their initial reactions.
New Cast and Sequel To Bumblebee
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts introduces a thrilling new cast of characters as the franchise continues to evolve. This film serves as a sequel to 2018’s Bumblebee, starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.
While specific story details are being kept under wraps, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts boasts a longer runtime compared to its predecessors. The film once again puts the spotlight on the Autobots and Decepticons.
Curiosity Surrounding Production Rumors
During production, there were rumors circulating that Rise of the Beasts had faced challenges, leading to curiosity about critics’ opinions when the first screenings took place.
Following the official world premiere, critics took to social media to share their initial reactions to Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
Strong Start And Some Middle Issues
Germain Lussier from Gizmondo stated that the film starts strong but has some issues in the middle. He ranked it alongside Michael Bay’s original Transformers movie and Bumblebee from 2018.
Eric Goldman from Fandom praised the film for being funny and having strong action. Although he felt it didn’t reach the same heights as Bumblebee, he considered it better than any of Michael Bay’s Transformers movies.
Mike Reyes from CinemaBlend called the movie “a blast” and ranked it as arguably the best Transformers movie in the franchise. He highlighted the heart, humor, and throwback popcorn fun in the film.
Brandon Davis from ComicBook.com compared the movie to the ultimate Saturday morning cartoon. He appreciated the Transformers action and praised the performances of Anthony Ramos and Pete Davidson.
Joe Deckelmeier from ScreenRant highlighted the performances of Anthony Ramos and Pete Davidson and described the film as a lot of fun. He mentioned that the ending blew his mind and praised the music.
Steven Weintraub from Collider ranked Transformers: Rise of the Beasts as one of the best installments in the franchise. He praised the film’s fun factor, impressive CGI, and well-staged action, noting that the audience reacted positively during his screening.
Potential Success And Optimism For Rise of the Beasts
Considering the fluctuating nature of the Transformers franchise, the positive reactions to Transformers: Rise of the Beasts are encouraging for Paramount Pictures. With a five-year gap between the previous film and this one, fans may feel refreshed and excited for the new installment. Although facing competition from other highly anticipated movies, the positive feedback surrounding Bumblebee and the Transformers characters creates optimism for a successful and exciting new chapter in the franchise’s legacy.