Transformers has been around for over 30 years, and since its inception, there have been hundreds of different Autobots, Decepticons, and other transforming robots throughout the TV series, movies, comic books, and toy lines. Knowing all of these characters' names and transforming abilities is a job in its own right and quite the impossible task for even the average fan of the property.
So GameSpot did what anyone would do when tasked with interviewing upcoming Bumblebee star John Cena. We quizzed the actor on whether or not the Transformers we presented him were real or something we just made up. As you can see in the video above, this was no easy task.
The next Transformers movie is actually a spinoff from the main series. Bumblebee takes place in the late-'80s, prior to the Michael Bay franchise, and follows the titular character, who has landed on Earth, alone. Cena's role in the movie is Agent Burns, a high ranking military man who sees Bumblebee as a threat. However, Cena is not the main villain of the movie, as there are other Transformers Bumblebee must take on during the film.
In his review, GameSpot's Mike Rougeau said, "Bumblebee hits a perfect tone with a great mix of action, humor, and heart. The soundtrack strikes all the right chords, the action is mostly clear and easy to follow even when two massive robots are rapidly grappling and transforming into various forms, and the characters are instantly relatable, without screenwriter Christina Hodson relying too much on cliches. The homages to Spielberg, Hughes, and other '80s filmmakers may not be subtle, but they are a lot of fun, and Bumblebee pays tribute in smart ways that don't feel out of place or forced."
You can check out all the transforming action for yourself when Bumblebee comes to theaters on Friday, December 21.