- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Package Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 70 Grams
- Director : Travis Knight
- Media Format : Blu-ray, PAL
- Run time : 1 hour and 54 minutes
- Release date : 3 April 2019
- Actors : Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, John Ortiz
- Studio : Paramount
- ASIN : B07KZ4TFGF
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Cybertron has fallen. When Optimus Prime sends Bumblebee to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who's disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the Decepticons hunt down the surviving Autobots with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns (John Cena), Bumblebee and Charlie team up to protect the world.
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Cybertron has fallen. When Optimus Prime sends Bumblebee to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the Decepticons hunt down the surviving Autobots with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns (John Cena), Bumblebee and Charlie team up to protect the world in an action-packed adventure that’s fun for the whole family.
B-127, is a fierce warrior from the Autobot resistance. As the conflict on Cybertron escalates and all seems lost for the Autobots, B-127 is dispatched to Earth with a mission: protect the planet and its inhabitants from the Decepticons in the hope of establishing a refuge for his comrades.
On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie loves tinkering with old cars and listening to music. When she finally gets her own car, it seems like her ticket to freedom, but she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow Volkswagen Beet
Agent Jack Burns is a high-ranking military officer in Sector 7, a top-secret government agency that deals with extraterrestrial technology and threats. He will stop at nothing to bring Bumblebee—or B-127 as he knows him—to justice for his perceived crimes.
Leader of the Autobots and sworn protector of humanity, Optimus Prime continues to fight the war on Cybertron as he sends B-127 on a mission to protect Earth from the deadly Decepticons.
A fearsome warrior, Shatter is a Decepticon whose mission is to hunt down all remaining Autobots. As a Triple-Changer, Shatter has the ability to transform into both a red 1972 Plymouth Satellite and a jet.
Dropkick has been teamed up with Shatter to track down Autobot B-127. Dropkick, another Triple-Changer, can transform into a blue 1974 AMC Javelin muscle car and a helicopter.
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I have been a Transformers fan for over 30 years, and seeing what it had turned into was soul crushing for my inner child. The opening scene of Bumblebee was jaw dropping as a long time fan... sadly that is all it was: Fan service. If they can focus on why people want to see a Transformers film, that being a film actually ON the Transformers, well, hopefully this can be the start of a new Age...
Some of the acting was terrible though. Cena and the family were cringe-worthy at times. I hope they make another one and use more transformers than just bumblebee.
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Set in the 1980's, it tells the origin of Transformer Bumblebee. How, on a mission to Earth at the behest of Optimus Prime, he's left wounded and unable to speak. And has to find his place in this strange world.
Meantime teenager Charlie [Hailee Steinfeld] is a little adrift in life as well, struggling to find her way again after personal tragedy. When she and Bumblebee meet, both might be exactly what the other needs. But the Deceptions are on the way...
In addition to the flawless 80's setting - and all the robots look like their designs from that time, which should please fandome - it's like an 80's family adventure movie as well. Appealing leads, robots, government men on the case, and a fair bit of action and things exploding. It succeeds at this really well, without feeling like a throwback. Which is to say it's a period set movie that feels like something made in the present day.
Hailee Steinfeld is superb, and carries the film all by herself really well. She makes Charlie a superbly likeable and sympathetic character. Wrestler turned actor John Cena does well in his government guy role, making him a three dimensional character with some depth rather than just a heavy. And it's all a very good watch.
Just not quite five stars because there are times when the Transformer story feels a bit incidental, and if it's playing second fiddle to Charlies. But all in all, a nice little film, and the change of direction this franchise has needed in a while. Hopefully it can move on well from there.
There's absolutely nothing after the end credits.
The disc has the following language and subtitle options;
Languages: English, English audio captioned.
It goes into the menu when loaded with no ads or trailers.
Four featurettes, under the heading 'Bringing Bumblebee to the big screen.'
The story of Bumblebee. A four min overview of the film. It's ok.
The stars align. Seven mins about the cast and characters. It's good.
Bumblebee goes back to G1. Eight mins about the look of the character. Interesting viewing.
Back to the Beetle. Five mins about the look of Bumblebee. Also quite a good watch.
however, they are intercepted by a Decepticon force.
Optimus instructs scout B-127 to set up a base on the distant planet called Earth to allow at some point the Autobots to regroup....he escapes in a pod.
B-127 crashes on Earth in California attracting attention from Coronel Jack Burns (John Cena) and his team who automatically see the intruder as hostile, however, the earthlings are the least of the Autobot scouts worries, it seems he's been followed by a Decepticon.... battle between the two follows, B-127 is victorious but suffers crippling injuries leaving him unable to speak and with a damaged memory-core.
Seeing a yellow beetle-car the scout before being unable to do so, scans it and becomes it.
It's now 1987, young Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) who is resentful of her mother for moving on so quickly after her dad's death whilst celebrating her 18th birthday notices the clapped-out beetle in her friends scrap-yard and wants it, the owner Hank gives his young friend it as a gift for her birthday.....she soon nicknames it Bumblebee.
Charlie is in for one heck of a surprise when her car transforms into an Autobot... unable to communicate Bumblebee uses the car-radio to do so, Charlie and Bumblebee strike-up an unlikely friendship, unfortunately, a signal from it is picked-up far away by the Decepticons.
Realizing B-127 is on this distant planet, two are sent to destroy him.
The Decepticons need help to locate Bumblebee's whereabouts and convince Agent Burns and his superiors that they are the good guys and B-127 poses a threat.
Bumblebee assisted by Charlie have to stop the Decepticons and hopefully convince the authorities that they have chosen the wrong side to back.
The film series overall has certainly had it's high-points and indeed low-points, this film, a sequel, offers humour, great action, along with splendid use of CGI, and in truth can be looked upon as a high-point in the Transformers movie series.
Certainly in my view, thoroughly entertaining.
I am very very glad that I did.
This film is charming, exciting, touching and hilarious. This is exactly the film I would have watched 100 times over as a kid. Honestly it is a pure joy with a likeable cast, brilliant soundtrack and exciting action scenes that thankfully avoid Bayhem (That opening scene is what should have got in 2007)
The film is presented widescreen with Dolby Atmos sound and this is showcase stuff - it looks and sounds UNBELIEVABLE on Blu Ray. It also comes with a slipcover. Features add up to approximately 1 hour and the film features English Audio, English SDH and English subtitles.
Just wait until it's shown for free on the BBC!!!!
Linda Arnell 😟