Small Details From The Transformers Movies That Are More Than Meet The Eye
Ever since the first Transformers movie was released in 2007, the world has been filled with giant robots. The first movie was a smashing success, earning more than $890 million at the box office when adjusted for inflation to 2020. That's a huge amount of money, and it didn't take long for Michael Bay and company to come back for a sequel. By 2018, the franchise had six feature films under its belt with more on the way.
To bring the movies to life, special effects artists had to create realistic vehicles and the robots they turned into, which wasn't easy. More than that, the films are filled with Easter eggs and callbacks to the toys, comics, and animated series that they're based upon, but some of these details went by unnoticed by more than a few fans.
Of course, the internet is filled with people who pay close attention to these things, and the ones who find something interesting about a movie head to the MovieDetails subreddit to share their findings. This list comprises the most interesting of those, so take a look down below, and if you find something you didn't already know, go ahead and give it an upvote to see which small detail from the Transformers movies reaches the top!
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Bumblebee Fought In The Second World War
Redditor u/Hboy715 noticed Bumblebee's presence during the Second World War:
In Transformers The Last Knight (2017), Bumblebee fights in World War II as a Mercedes so he could act as an undercover German car.
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Bumblebee Exists In Many Forms In The 'Transformers' Universe
Redditor u/AndrewTheCyborg noticed a familiar vehicle in the first scene with Bumblebee:
In Transformers, The first time Bumblebee appears, He's parked next to a yellow VW Beetle, his original form from the cartoon series and toy line.
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There Was Some Foreshadowing In 'Revenge Of The Fallen'
In a 'blink and you'll miss it' moment, Redditor u/dcpanthersfan spotted a cool Easter Egg/foreshadowing moment in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:
In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, after Devastator is formed and is devouring the twins a paper blows onto a pole which briefly shows the original G1 Shockwave with the headline "ORIOUS ROBOT SPOTTED;" Shockwave is a villain in the next Transformers movie, Dark of the Moon.
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Actions Have Consequences For Bumblebee
Actions do have consequences, even if they jump from one movie to the other, as Redditor u/iwasAfookenLegend noted:
In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Soundwave claims Bumblebee for execution because he was responsible for killing his pets, Laserbeak and Ravage.
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There's An Audible Link Between 'Bumblebee' And 'The Transformers Movie'
Redditor u/GeneralShark97 happened upon a connection between the original animated film and Bumblebee:
In Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee plays "The Touch" referencing The Transformers: The Movie (1986) which featured that song.
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The Dude Abides In This Detail From 'Age Of Extinction'
Redditor u/madbeens recalled a line from The Big Lebowski that made its way into a movie:
In Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Bumblebee quotes Walter Sobchak from The Big Lebowski (1998). John Goodman, who played Walter Sobchak, voices the Hound from the Autobots in that Movie.