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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

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA | China

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:

$127,195,589, 7 March 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$413,738,688, 21 January 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Second film in which Hailee Steinfeld plays a character whose father passed away from a heart attack. The Edge of Seventeen (2016) was the first. See more »

Goofs

During the cliff-side party, the song It Takes Two by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock was playing. This song was released on August 2, 1988, one year after the movie's setting. See more »

Quotes

Agent Burns: They literally call themselves Decepticons. That doesn't set off any red flags?
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a stylish sequence of images in yellow and black. 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 too 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 The Thing (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Gonna Give You Up
Written by Mike Stock (as Michael Stock), Matt Aitken (as Matthew James Aitken) & Pete Waterman (as Peter Alan Waterman)
Performed by Rick Astley
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited & RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Heartwarming prequel, but the writing was too amateurish and childish
19 January 2019 | by TheTopDawgSee all my reviews

Heartwarming story, but seems tailored to be more enjoyable to the 8-12 year old's as an upgrade from the 80's animated series. It's not your expected typical adult action filled Transformers installment. You can tell this was written by an inexperienced amateur writer, Christina Hodson. The directing was fairly decent, considering this was Animator Travis Knight's first live action film he's directed. Not sure why the producers (especially Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg) decided to cheap out on these key elements, and then have to pay for pretty much every fake 10/10 review this film has on here. The film's soundtrack was a good throwback to some good 80's songs. Hailee Steinfeld was perfect as always, but pairing her up with Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and his banana seat bike, made them both look like they were 12 years old. Although still enjoyable, I expected more. Would I recommend it? Yes for kids, not really for adults. Would I see it again? Nope, but I'm sure my 8 year old nephew will. It's a 7/10 from me.


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