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Bumblebee (2018)

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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.

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Travis Knight

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Christina Hodson, Christina Hodson (story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hailee Steinfeld ... Charlie
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Memo
John Cena ... Agent Burns
Jason Drucker ... Otis
Pamela Adlon ... Sally
Stephen Schneider ... Ron
Ricardo Hoyos ... Tripp
John Ortiz ... Dr. Powell
Glynn Turman ... General Whalen
Len Cariou ... Uncle Hank
Kollin Holtz ... Craig
Gracie Dzienny ... Tina
Fred Dryer ... Sheriff Lock
Isabelle Ellingson ... Mean Girlfriend
Mika Kubo ... Mean Girlfriend
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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 Paramount Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brighton Falls See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,654,047, 23 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$111,283,676, 17 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$412,343,676, 20 January 2019
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Dolby Surround 7.1 | IMAX 6-Track | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The transport truck that Bumblebee drives beside at the end of the movie is a replica of the form that Optimus Prime takes in the 1980s Transformers cartoon series. See more »

Goofs

In the original movie continuity, Bumblebee is said to have had his voice damaged in a battle with Megatron and Ratchet had been trying to fix it. In this movie his voice box is ripped out by Blitzwing. However, the 2007 movie itself never establishes that it was Megatron who took Bumblebee's voice, only the tie-in comics which already have been contradicted by the other movies in many ways. As this is the only movie that in fact shows how Bumblebee lost his voice, it should be taken as canon over any previous statement, even if it is a retcon. See more »

Quotes

Memo: The darkest nights, produce the brightest stars.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is a mid-credits scene: Bumblebee reunites with Optimus Prime in a forest as more Autobots arrive and Charlie finishes fixing the Corvette. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Australian release was censored; after the film initially received an M rating from the classification board the distributor (Paramount) decided to re-edit the film in order to obtain a more lucrative PG rating. Following some changes made to the film a modified version of the film was submitted to the board, however this modified version was still seen as being to strong originally and received the original M rating given to the film, however following an appeal from Paramount the film was lowered to PG on December 11th with the consumer advice now stating that the film contains "Mild science fiction violence and mild themes. Some scenes may scare young children". Both versions were approved for theatrical release. See more »

Connections

References Cheers (1982) See more »

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Written & Performed by Gilby Clarke
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'Transformers' in disguise.
31 December 2018 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

Likeable characters, unproblematic humour, a reasonable run-time and no racial stereotypes or general leeriness mark 'Bumblebee (2018)' as an absolute miracle of a movie: a 'Transformers' film that's actually genuinely good. That's something I never thought would happen, especially considering that the franchise's latest attempt was my least favourite film of last year. How Knight managed to keep still-producer Bay at bay is beyond me but the original, innocently age-appropriate screenplay shines through like a diamond. It's brought to life with a fantastically deft hand which allows the flick's robotic battles to actually be exciting, as they should have been from the very beginning, mainly because they're consistently well-choreographed - not to mention legible - and feature actual characters, regardless of their metallic nature. We care about pretty much all of them thanks to some nicely done development, which actually dominates the screen-time. This is the most believable any of these movies have ever been, thanks to the incredibly impressive special-effects combined with the great performances and writing. For the first time, the focus isn't just on metal-on-metal combat and the film is all the better for it. It's a highly enjoyable breath of fresh air and I'd recommended it to even those who have grown tired of seeing the 'Transformers' on the big-screen, especially since this seems like a soft reboot of sorts. I actually can't wait to see what they do next. Perhaps they'll stay this course or regress to what once was. Either way, I would be happy to see an entirely Cyberton-set picture, an 80s cartoon brought vividly to life; the snippets we see here are wonderfully accurate to the television series and have a unique aesthetic I'd love to see more of, if it's given the time and attention it deserves. 7/10


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