GAX Giveaway: Bumblebee movie premiere
The next chapter of Transformers movies is about to begin and we’ve got seats to the first one! Courtesy of UIP Singapore, we have three pairs of tickets to the Bumblebee premiere next week. Read on to find out why we’re all excited about this new movie, and to see how you can win those coveted tickets.
Bumblebee is a prequel to 2007’s Transformers, taking place 20 years before Shia LaBeouf’s Sam Witwicky first drove a certain Chevrolet home. This time, it’s Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) getting behind the wheel and she’s already looking like a great match to the yellow Autobot.
If you didn’t already know, the directorial hat has passed from Michael Bay to Travis Knight, who made a strong feature debut with the award-winning Kubo and the Two Strings. He’s made it no secret how much of a Transformers fan he is, and throwbacks to the original designs can already be seen in — who else? — the titular Bumblebee himself.
In a San Diego Comic-Con interview, Knight said, “I wanted to try to evoke the feeling that first wave of Transformers designs made me feel,” and the ‘80s setting gave him the design freedom to do just that. That yellow Volkswagen Beetle is reminiscent of how Bumblebee first appeared on toy shelves in the mid-80s, and all other signs point to similar visual treatments for the rest of the transforming cast.
Yet it’s no mere window dressing. Saddled with a lower budget, Knight wanted to remold the sci-fi blockbuster into more than CGI showreels and massive explosions, once again looking to his childhood experiences to drive the movie.
“This film is an intimate, deeply personal, character-driven love story that plays out like a classic Amblin movie from the ’80s […] while Bumblebee has plenty of white-knuckle thrills, sci-fi insanity, and pulse-quickening feats of derring-do, this film evokes and pays tribute to those indelible qualities of the Transformers of my childhood. And for me, that meant magic. Wonder. Imagination. And love.”
There’ll definitely be plenty of wonder going on in the theatres, as Bumblebee will be the first movie in the series to feature ‘Triple Changer’ Decepticons. These Transformers have not one but two different travel modes, dominating both land and air in their fight against the Autobots. Take a closer look at Shatter and Dropkick in this all-new featurette:
© 2018 Par.Pics. TM Hasbro
It’s safe to say they’ve got the right director for the job, and as fans ourselves we can’t wait to watch this long overdue love letter to the franchise.
Bumblebee hits cinemas on 20 December, with sneak previews running from 14-19 December.
But three of you lucky readers get to see it before everyone else!
Bumblebee Premiere Screening (Singapore)
Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Venue: Shaw Theatres Lido, 350 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238868
Time: 7pm onwards (redemption begins at 6pm)
What you need to do:
- Find the answers to our questions somewhere in this post.
- Post your answers on this Facebook post by Sunday, 9 Dec (11:59PM).
- Stay tuned to our FB! We’ll announce the winners on Monday, 10 Dec 2018.
The contest questions:
- Bumblebee takes place ______ years before the 2007 Transformers movie.
- For his disguise, Bumblebee transforms into ______.
- Tell us your favorite memory with the Transformers toys: ______