Indeed it was quite refreshing to see the Autobots and Decepticons fighting on the planet with immense fury. The Bumblebee is reported to be the prequel of the famous Transformers series. The script is by Christina Hodson Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Dylan O’Brien, Megyn Price, John Cena, Justin Theroux, Angela Bassett, Pamela Adlon, Grey Griffin, Peter Cullen and Marcella Bragio.
Bumblebee crossed above $127.2 million in the United States and $340.8 million in other territories across the world. This makes a total worldwide gross of around $568 million, against a production budget of $135 million. In the United States, the movie was projected to cross $40–45 million in the opening weekend.
The critics have positively reviewed the movie as the film has a rating of 95% based on 240 reviews online. The critics considered that the Bumblebee proved the immense possibilities bring fun and action on the screen. Undoubtedly, it is the most successful Transformers film to date.
The story begins in San Francisco, where a teenage boy named Charlie Watson who spends most of her time working on old cars in the family garage. Quite absurdly, Charlie comes across an abandoned yellow-colored Volkswagen Bug. There is something oddly strange about it. Charlie takes it home to repair, and it turns out to be an Autobot. It cannot speak since the voice software is torn out. However, it can deliver bleeps and bloops and bizarre gestures. Soon it turns out it can do wonders.
The Bumblebee, directed by the veteran Travis Knight, is undoubtedly the best part of Transformers series so far, giving the authentic feeling of 1990s animated films. For the audience, the movie has been satisfying and enjoyable to watch on a lazy Sunday evening.
The movie takes back the audience to a technologically advanced planet Cybertron. A massive civil war is raging among robots. As a result, Optimus Prime commands his soldier to move to Earth and prepare the Earth to become the new operation base. B-127 escapes Agent Jack Burns. Then a Decepticon called Blitzwing evades, and it destroys B-127’s voice box. This leaves the solder broken with his memory erased.
Eventually, B-127 is discovered by a teenage mechanic Charlie Watson who is still upset about his father’s death. Charlie seamlessly transforms B-127 into a compact car. She renames the car as Bumblebee, and it turns out to her new companion. The story becomes a comic adventure as her neighbor Memo as they set to save the planet from the sinister Decepticons who have arrived on our planet with terrible intentions.
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Optimus Prime orders Bumblebee to flee Cybertron and look for a safe hiding place. Bumblebee is severely injured, and unable to speak, after fighting the Decepticons who force him to land to Earth. To escape the peril, he disguises as a Volkswagen Beetle. Bumblee is proceeding to discover lost voice. Besides, the other two Decepticons are tracking him. They deceive the U.S. military into helping them find Bumblebee.
As Charlie attempts to repair the Beetle, it transforms into Bumblebee. Charlie’s neighbor, Memo discover the pressing matter. He agrees to protect the secret as he develops a romantic feeling for Charlie. Bumblebee begins using the signal from the radio to communicate with Optimus Prime. Charlie goes on to meet Memo.
On the other hand, Bumblebee ends up destroying Charlie’s house accidentally. The Bumblebee demonstrates complex human emotions, be it shame or fury. The viewers can have moments of pure laughter, as well as a panic attack when the Bumblebees starts creating a mess in Charlie’s house.
This comes into the attention of others due to an energy spike that attracts Sector 7’sconcentration. She unknowingly unlocks a crucial message from Optimus Prime who urges Bumblebee to protect Earth from any harm. This brings back some of his memories when Sally blames Charlie for the destruction and leaves Bumblebee and Memo.
Dropkick tortures Bumblebee to deliver the message from Optimus Prime. He discovers that the Autobots are coming to Earth to rescue Bumblebee. Later, he reveals to bring the rest of the Decepticons to Earth. Dr. Powell is killed by Dropkick afterward.
Charlie brings Bumblebee back to life after the peril and tries restoring his memories. Soon Charlie and Bumblebee move to stop Shatter and Dropkick from bringing the Decepticons on Earth. Tension and suspense keep rising as Shatter destroys Burns’ helicopter when he also tries to stop them. Fortunately, he is saved by Bumblebee. Bumblebee attacks Dropkick with a chain which breaks him down into pieces. Charlie joins Bumblebee as she deactivates the Decepticon code.
Bumblebee destroys Shatter. Burns gives Bumblebee and Charlie time to escape from the army. Charlie and Bumblebee arrive on a cliff and says goodbye to Bumblebee. Charlie goes to reunite with her family and Memo afterward.
With a new name, Bumblebee joins Optimus Prime. Everyone appreciates Bumblebee for protecting the Earth and keeping it safe. More Autobots begin to arrive in Earth’s atmosphere.
Unlike the Transformers movie, the screenplay by Christina Hudson is truly unforgettable for the audience. Packed with humor and suspense, the Bumblebee offers the audience good performances by the star cast. The direction finally makes the Bumblebee characters feel real. The movie demonstrates overwhelming details about every scene making Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and the villains remarkable.
The astounding screenplay makes you want to own a Bumblebee or team up with Transfers to save the world. How wonderful would it be to be a solder of the secret world where machines dominate? Can humans be a part of the adventures?
Although the movie is based on a story of robots, Bumblebee gives the humankind a sight of its humanity. Like any random action movies, there is a thrilling battle on Cybertron, but the director knows how to put an action sequence. We witness a decisive battle between the Autobots and their blood enemies, the Decepticons. This movie is set on a different field, but, of course, the film has nerve-taking action, car chases, and massive explosions. Bumblebee develops an enjoyable relationship with Charlie. Both set on an uncertain venture to save each other’s world.
Bumblebee focuses on the best plot that demonstrates a good story, impeccable performances, and flawless direction can make magic on screen for the audience. The movie shifts its focus in new directions that widen its demographic appeal. Thanks to the director’s creative vision, that does the wonder.
Director Knight keeps the film relatively enjoyable, more humanistic tone that makes the film more entertaining and spellbound. The movie is a refreshing change that is due to Travis Knight. He, along with the screenwriter Christina Hodson, gives more depth to the film. Hailee Steinfeld’s screen presence is the best thing in the movie Bumblebee. Her outstanding performance and dramatic improvements make the movie a blockbuster hit. However, many claims that the film has a quite disappointing end.
The cinematography and screenplay of Bumblebee made the audience cheer and applaud with joy making it a blockbuster movie of the year. There were a few glimpses of the war raging between Autobot and their enemy Cybertron on Cybertron.
The movie opens with an elaborate and heavily animated visual-effects of the battle on the Transformers’ home planet. The later part demonstrates the journey to Earth and intersects with the U.S. military. Jack Burns as John Cena appears to be funny. The director aims the adventure at children. Therefore, the veteran filmmaker gives Bumblebee a little more human-like personality in his movements and gesture in its transforming sequences.
The sheer number of action sequences make the Bumblebee an appealing movie. This makes the Bumblebee as an action movie, but despite some complications, this series remains oddly satisfying for the audience. The director convinces that the film can generate real warmth.
As the movie proceeds, there are many scenes where massive robots battle each other. The Autobots and Decepticons blast each other. The cinematography and editing hold the true essence of Transformers’ origin story. The Bumblebee is the movie that stands as the best movie of the season.
The audience claim that the film is coherent with the transformers plot. They also whole-heartedly praise Steinfeld’s performance. The other actor, John Cena, also gets a proportionate share of the script’s best lines. Overall, the audience applauds Knight to keeping the plot fresh and authentic.
The emphasis on restoring the humanity in the story provides a great justice as it brings the life back in the story. Besides, the producers and writers make the story revolve around one character. Overall, Bumblebee can be regarded as the most epic film in the series, but it is the best giving the Transformers fans something to look forward to. Bumblebee provides the audience with an emotional journey here with a robot by their side who something great to accomplish. Knight’s animation skills certainly help to show Bumblebee’s facial expressions and body language. Therefore, this makes Bumblebee is a total delight.