The overall response to the latest Bumblebee trailer has been pretty positive overall, but filmmaker/geek guru Kevin Smith was so moved by the Transformers spinoff preview that it brought tears to his eyes.
In a tweet reacting to the trailer, Smith admitted that he hasn’t really enjoyed the previous Transformers movies, but that Bumblebee is giving him a much different reaction:
I’ve never really gotten into the @transformers movies but the @bumblebeemovie trailers are changing that! My God, this looks wonderful! Elias from Clerks II would be in tears (because I sure am)! https://t.co/BFLbmIQTG7
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 24, 2018
Part of the reason for Smith’s choked-up response could be due to the franchise returning to the original animated series’ designs, as Bumblebee depicts its titular Autobot in his classic animated style.