If you’re a fan of explosions, a diluted, often empty plot and sweet cars, well the Transformers film franchise probably has you quite excited for its next installment—Transformers: The Last Knight, which is set to hit the Silver Screen June 2017.
The series has had a litany of amazing cars, even if it has acted as just a very long Chevrolet commercial. If you turn up the volume loud enough you can almost hear John Mellencamp’s “Our Country” under the explosive exhaust notes.
When the franchise hit theaters back in 2007, it introduced Bumblebee—which at the time was the concept form of the forthcoming Chevrolet Camaro. That car did not hit production until 2010—and did so almost unchanged from the movie car, for better or worse.
Since then, Bumblebee’s appearance has always been something special. Well, the feisty talking Camaro is of course back for the latest installment. Director Michael Bay tweeted a photo of the new ‘Bee. And it looks, uh, awful?
The Camaro went for a full redesign for the 2016 model year. So naturally Bumblebee gets a redesign as well. It is not pretty from our perspective. Under the wings and scoops and odd front end it the good-looking 2016 Camaro. The added parts make it look like a two-year-old was let loose in the design room.
Hopefully, the design of the new Bumblebee is not a look into the quality of the movie. However, it being a Transformers film does bring with it high expectations.