On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.Written by
There are several incidents throughout the film that are homage to films directed or produced by Steven Spielberg:
The cinema hall's poster shows the Spielberg-produced Gremlins.
The overalls that Charlie wears during her speech about her late father has the initials BFG, referring to Spielberg's film The B.F.G.
Memo's room has a poster of Raiders of The Lost Ark.
The tunnel where the police patrol car chases after Bumblebee, Charlie and Memo is the same tunnel used in the climax of Back To The Future: Part II and the entrance to Toon Town in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
The rear mirror of a car has at the end has the words "objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear" were taken verbatim from Jurassic Park.
At the end of the film, the Golden Gate Bridge is shown with a movable (zipper) barrier running between the lanes. This barrier was not installed until 2015, well after the year the movie is set in. See more »
Hopefully they will reboot the franchise with this movie as the first one and forget about previous disasters
First Transformers movie that is actually good.
Almost 10 years ago, I wrote an unfavourable review after the first movie by Michael Bay. I had been a real fanatic of the Transformers in my childhood and I did not feel the movie treated the story nor the characters (nor the fans!) with respect. The sequels were worse every time, and they even blamed poor stories due to the Hollywood writers association going on strike (I'm not kidding, they really blamed it on that).
This movie (Thank God at last !!!!!) undoes the harm done by the previous movies. It brought me back some good memories from my childhood fantasies. For once, the robots actually look like the cartoons. This is a big thing. The robots from the previous movies were horrible, and did not look whatsoever to the original toys.
Producers for the next movies, please remember: The Transformers is a robot's story where human beings play a very secondary role in the same. It is not a story about humans in which robots are involved. Please don't ever cast goofy characters such as Agent Simmons (played by otherwise good actor John Turturro). It really kills the story. PLEASE READ THE COMICS AND WATCH THE ORIGINAL TRANSFORMERS CARTOONS before considering making more movies of these. If you don't get it, let other people produce them. Sure there are lots of them around.
This movie is good. Believe me and actually go and watch it. It will be the profits which will secure or not the guys involved in this project to remain for the next one.
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