Bumblebee

Bumblebee

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Bumblebee

Kubo and the Two Strings helmer Travis Knight directs Hailee Stenfield in this Transformers spin-off centering around Bumblebee, set in 1987. On the run, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

On the purported departure from typical Transformers movie stylisation, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura remarks, "In fact it reminds me a little bit of Iron Giant years ago when I did that movie at Warner Bros. It just reminds me a little bit of that where it was very contained and yet it didn’t feel small."

2018Rating: PG, Violence and scary scenes113 minsUSA
ActionAdventureScience FictionBlockbuster
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

"Bumblebee" is basically the movie that fans of the 1980s animated series wanted all along.

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Total Film

Total Film

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Knight and Hodson have salvaged something agreeable from an otherwise badly dented series.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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In a better, truer cinematic universe, Travis Knight would have been in charge of the Transformers franchise all along.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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Move over Herbie: Fully Loaded, there's a new champion in the girl-and-her-VW movie genre.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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"Bumblebee," for its part, has just enough wit, playfulness and charm to develop a voice of its own, which is no small thing in the context of a flashy, lunkheaded studio franchise.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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It's an effective reimagining that also bears a knowing resemblance to classic youth-oriented films from Bumblebee executive producer Steven Spielberg.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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...a fun, well-acted, exciting and even emotional piece of popcorn action.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An impassioned ode to both the toys and their era, this, at last, is the Transformers movie we've been waiting for.

4.0
0

Return to form. Very watchable. Do it!

4.0
0

This was a lot more faithful to the original show but still has flaws including not making the robots the main characters, in an age where you can make Groot and Rocket a main character surely someone can put heart into these robots in disguise!

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

"Bumblebee" is basically the movie that fans of the 1980s animated series wanted all along.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Knight and Hodson have salvaged something agreeable from an otherwise badly dented series.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In a better, truer cinematic universe, Travis Knight would have been in charge of the Transformers franchise all along.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Move over Herbie: Fully Loaded, there's a new champion in the girl-and-her-VW movie genre.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Bumblebee," for its part, has just enough wit, playfulness and charm to develop a voice of its own, which is no small thing in the context of a flashy, lunkheaded studio franchise.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's an effective reimagining that also bears a knowing resemblance to classic youth-oriented films from Bumblebee executive producer Steven Spielberg.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a fun, well-acted, exciting and even emotional piece of popcorn action.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An impassioned ode to both the toys and their era, this, at last, is the Transformers movie we've been waiting for.

4.0
0

Return to form. Very watchable. Do it!

4.0
0

This was a lot more faithful to the original show but still has flaws including not making the robots the main characters, in an age where you can make Groot and Rocket a main character surely someone can put heart into these robots in disguise!

3.0
0