On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
On Cybertron, the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, are on the verge of losing the Great Cybertronian War to their enemies, the Decepticons, had begin making preparations to leave the planet. The Decepticons led by Shockwave, Soundwave and Starscream ambush them during the evacuation, and Optimus sends a young scout, B-127, to Earth in order to set up a base of operations where the Autobots can regroup. B-127 reaches Earth alone in 1987, crash-landing in California and disrupting a training exercise being conducted by Sector 7, a secret government agency that monitors extraterrestrial activity on Earth. Sector 7 agent Colonel Jack Burns presumes B-127 to be a hostile invader and attacks, driving B-127 into the forest, where he is then ambushed by the Decepticon Blitzwing. When B-127 refuses to reveal Optimus' whereabouts, Blitzwing spitefully tears out his voice-box and damages his memory core. B-127 manages to destroy Blitzwing before collapsing from his wounds. Before entering stasis,...Written by
Hasbro, owner of the Transformers brand, filed a complaint on August 28, 2017 against Warner Bros. and DC Comics, accusing them of intellectual property infringement about Bumblebee. Bumblebee is the name of the yellow Autobot from the world of Transformers; it is also that of a teenage girl with wings who is able to shrink and belongs to DC Super Hero Girls (2015), a DC Comics property that revolves around the super heroines. See more »
Present-day vehicles are visible behind Shatter and Dropkick as they drive through the streets of Brighton Falls. See more »
[the Autobots are taking heavy fire from the Decepticons]
They've broken through the front lines!
I've lost contact with the Capitol!
There's too many of them!
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Part of the closing credits are a stylish sequence of images in yellow and black. See more »
Although the original British submission was uncut and rated 12A, it was replaced by a cut PG version removing 6 seconds of violence/injury. See more »
Ode to the original Transformers incarnation, with a few minor flaws
With some battle sequences that are either on par or even surpassing the other Transformers movies, the adrenaline pumping action is fierce and engaging, although a bit dizzying. Storyline is solid, although I'd say conservative. Acting was really well done, and the interaction with the 2 main characters is so heartwarming, you'd forget one of them is actually a robot. Bumblebee is not just a nice story about friendship, but about acceptance and pushing through adversity of any type. The accurate details in which this film brought back the characters and the story from the original comic series is overwhelming - I felt myself wanting to stand and cheer. This is the film they should have started with, and built from here. Will definitely add this to my treasured collection when it is digitally available. Kudos to the entire team who brought us this soon-to-be classic.
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