Michael Bay tries to defuse Bumblebeegate


I’m not nostalgia-prone enough to follow the minutiae of the new Transformers live-action movie, but I admit being puzzled by the changes to the scrappy character Bumblebee. Michael Bay’s film recasts the canary-yellow VW Beetle from my childhood as a Chevy Camaro. This news came with heaps of conspiracy buzz, as superfans couldn’t help but notice General Motors being a high-profile “partner”

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