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Bumblebee (2018)

Bumblebee (2018)


Hailee Steinfeld
John Cena

Directed by Travis Knight

When you watch Bumblebee you start to wonder what the hell the other Transformers movies think they were doing. The Bumblebee formula for a Transformers movie worked, as the movie is way more interesting than all the other Transformers movies.

This movie was not just packaged for us to see a prequel to the 2007 Transformers movie, but for us to enjoy as we watch what the director (Michael Bay) could have done. As in that is what I felt when the credits started to roll in to this sixth installment of the live-action Transformers film series.

The CGI as usual was mastery and Hailee Steinfeld pulled off an amazing performance as Charlie the lady who finds, mends and become friends with Bumblebee.
As usual what I was looking forward to seeing was Cybertron showdown, a fight between Autobots and Decepticons. What I got was two awesome fights, the first was between Bumblebee and Blitzwing, which happened earlier on in the movie. The second was way better, it happened later on in the movie at the end and it was between Bumblebee again and Dropkick.

The movie plot starts in Cybertron with the Autobots having their asses kicked. Optimus Prime knows that losing is not an option, even though at the moment it is happening. He made the best decision and called a fall back and he starts to plan a regroup. Earth was picked as the point of coming together.
Optimus Prime then sends B-127/Bumblebee to earth to secure and protect it until he comes and calls the Autobots to regroup.

Bumblebee’s arrival was not well timed as he landed in a military training zone and not just any military zone, but the ones in charge of policing extraterrestrial activities.
His arrival was met with a standoff between him and the military led by agent Jack Burns played by John Cena. While Bumblebee was trying to get the humans to understand that he was not here with an intent to harm, the Deceptiocon’s Blitzwing arrives.

He shoots up the place killing many humans, but Burns survived. He and Bumblebee went at it and there, Bumblebee’s voice box was destroyed and his memory chip damaged. Bumblebee transformed into a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, to stay hidden as he was about to shutdown. All this happened in the year 1987, Bumblebee was hurt and out of commission for all that time, until a lady named Charlie asked for the Beetle as a birthday present.

She fixed him up and he transform’s back and their intro was something best left seen than written.
They form a bond, with she still helping him come to realization who he was, since his memory chip was damaged. She helped him get a radio which he used as his voice and together they stopped the two Decepticons sent to kill him.

Best Transformers movie and worth seeing this holiday.


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