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Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film centered on the Transformers character of the same name. It is the sixth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a prequel to 2007's Transformers. Directed by Travis Knight and written by Christina Hodson, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, and Pamela Adlon, with Dylan O'Brien, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, and Peter Cullen in voice roles. It is the first live-action Transformers film not to be directed by Michael Bay, though he still produced, and Travis Knight's first live-action film. Principal photography on the film began on July 31, 2017, in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California.

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Bumblebee
A yellow robot with glowing blue eyes, a teenage girl, and stern looking man, are superimposed over a sunset at the San Franciso, Golden Gate bridge.
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTravis Knight
Produced by
Written byChristina Hodson
Based onTransformers
by Hasbro
Starring
Music byDario Marianelli
CinematographyEnrique Chediak
Edited byPaul Rubell
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 3, 2018 (2018-12-03) (Sony Center)
  • December 21, 2018 (2018-12-21) (United States)
Running time
114 minutes[1][2]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$135 million[3]
Box office$458.7 million[3]

Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film centered on the Transformers character of the same name. It is the sixth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a prequel to 2007's Transformers. Directed by Travis Knight and written by Christina Hodson, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, and Pamela Adlon, with Dylan O'Brien, Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, and Peter Cullen in voice roles. It is the first live-action Transformers film not to be directed by Michael Bay, though he still produced, and Travis Knight's first live-action film.[4] Principal photography on the film began on July 31, 2017, in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California.

Bumblebee premiered in Berlin on December 3, 2018, was theatrically released in the United States on December 21, 2018, and has grossed over $458 million worldwide. The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised the action and Steinfeld's performance, as well as the 1980s setting and sense of nostalgia, with many calling it the best installment of the Transformers franchise.[5]

Plot

On Cybertron, the Autobot resistance led by Optimus Prime, are on the verge of losing the civil war against the Decepticons and prepare to evacuate the planet. A Decepticon force, led by Soundwave and Shockwave, intercepts them during the evacuation, and Optimus sends Autobot scout B-127 to Earth on an escape pod in order to set up a base of operations where the Autobots can regroup.

In 1987, B-127 reaches Earth alone, crash-landing in California and disrupting a training exercise by Sector 7, a secret government agency that monitors extraterrestrial activity on Earth. Colonel Jack Burns presumes B-127 to be a hostile invader and attacks him. B-127 scans a Willys MB Jeep and flees into the forest, where Blitzwing, a Decepticon scout, ambushes him. When B-127 refuses to reveal Optimus's whereabouts, Blitzwing tears out his voice box and damages his memory core; despite this, B-127 stabs and kills him with one of his own missiles. Before collapsing from his injuries, B-127 scans a nearby 1967 Volkswagen Beetle.

Meanwhile, teenage girl Charlie Watson remains traumatized by the death of her father, and resentful of her mother Sally for finding a new boyfriend named Ron. Charlie finds a yellow Volkswagen Beetle in a scrapyard belonging to Hank, who gives it to her as an 18th birthday present. When trying to start it, Charlie unknowingly activates a homing signal that is detected by Decepticons Shatter and Dropkick as they interrogate and execute the Autobot Cliffjumper on one of Saturn's moons. The pair heads to Earth, where they gain Earth vehicle forms and pretend to be peacekeepers, persuading Dr. Powell and the rest of Sector 7, despite Burns's disagreement, to help them find and capture B-127, whom they claim is a fugitive and a traitor.

While Charlie attempts to fix the Beetle, it transforms into B-127, whom she befriends and nicknames "Bumblebee". She then unknowingly unlocks a message from Optimus urging Bumblebee to defend Earth in their absence, which restores some of his memories. Bumblebee is discovered by Charlie's neighbor Memo, who agrees to protect their secret due to his feelings for Charlie. Left alone, Bumblebee accidentally destroys Charlie’s home and causes an energy spike that attracts Sector 7’s attention. When Sally blames Charlie for the destruction, Charlie finally expresses her pain over her father’s death and angrily leaves with Bumblebee and Memo, only to be intercepted by Sector 7 and the Decepticons. Bumblebee is captured while Charlie and Memo are returned home. Charlie convinces her brother Otis to cover for her and Memo as they follow Burns to the Sector 7 outpost where Bumblebee is being held. Shatter and Dropkick torture Bumblebee into revealing the Autobots’ whereabouts, discovering that the Autobots are coming to Earth. They leave him for dead after revealing their plan to bring the Decepticons to Earth. After alerting Burns to the truth about the Decepticons, Dr. Powell is killed by Dropkick.

Charlie electroshocks Bumblebee back to life, restoring his memories. After fighting past Burns' obstruction and attempt to re-secure Bumblebee with the help of Memo, Sally, Ron, and Otis, Charlie and Bumblebee set out to prevent Shatter and Dropkick from contacting the Decepticons using a radio tower at a nearby harbor. Burns also intervenes and defends Charlie. His helicopter is shot down by Shatter, but Burns is saved by Bumblebee. While Bumblebee fights Dropkick, he binds him with a chain, entangling his systems when he transforms and Bumblebee rips him apart. Charlie deactivates the Decepticon beacon, causing an enraged Shatter to pursue her. Bumblebee destroys a dam wall, triggering a flood that causes a cargo ship to crush and kill Shatter. Burns, having a change of heart and grateful towards Bumblebee, gives him and Charlie time to escape before the army arrives. Charlie and Bumblebee arrive on a cliff overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, where Charlie, realizing that Bumblebee has a greater purpose on Earth, says goodbye. Bumblebee scans a 1977 Chevrolet Camaro and drives away, and Charlie reunites with her family and Memo.

Now using his new name, Bumblebee reunites with Optimus Prime. Prime praises Bumblebee for keeping Earth safe as they watch more Autobots arrive through Earth's atmosphere. Meanwhile, Charlie finally finishes repairing the Corvette she and her father were working on, and drives off into the sunset.

Cast

Humans

  • Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson, an 18-year-old girl who finds and befriends Bumblebee
  • John Cena as Jack Burns, a former U.S Army Ranger lieutenant and agent of Sector 7
  • Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Guillermo "Memo" Gutierrez, Charlie's next-door neighbor who befriends Bumblebee
  • John Ortiz as Dr. Powell, an agent of Sector 7
  • Jason Drucker as Otis Watson, Charlie's younger brother
  • Pamela Adlon as Sally Watson, Charlie and Otis's mother
  • Stephen Schneider as Ron, Sally's boyfriend and Charlie and Otis's soon-to-be stepfather
  • Glynn Turman as General Whalen, Burns's superior at Sector 7
  • Len Cariou as Hank, the owner of a junkyard where Charlie sources car parts
  • Gracie Dzienny as Tina Lark, Charlie's mean-spirited classmate
  • Ricardo Hoyos as Tripp Summers, Charlie's classmate and Tina's boyfriend
  • Fred Dryer as Sheriff Lock, a sheriff who enters into a high-speed chase with Charlie, Memo, and Bumblebee
  • Lenny Jacobson as Roy, a trailer park resident killed by Dropkick
  • Megyn Price as Amber, Roy's girlfriend
  • Nick Pilla as Seymour Simmons, an agent of Sector 7. John Turturro portrayed an older version of the character in the previous live-action Transformers films.[6]
  • Edwin Hodge as Danny Bell, an agent of Sector 7
  • Tim Martin Gleason as Mr. Watson, Charlie and Otis's father, who died of a heart attack

Transformers

Transformers who appear in non-speaking roles include: Ironhide, the Autobots weapon specialist and Starscream, the second-in-command of the Decepticons along with the Decepticon's Seeker Armada, consisting of Skywarp, Thundercracker, and Dirge. Meanwhile, the Autobot supercomputer, Teletraan 1, appears as one of the main computers on the launchpad tower. Megatron, the leader of the Decepticons, was to make an appearance but was cut due to timing.

Production

Development

On February 12, 2016, it was announced that the sixth film in the Transformers series, Transformers 6, was slated for release on June 8, 2018, and it was later revealed that the film would be an untitled spin-off, featuring Bumblebee.[17] On November 11, 2016, Deadline reported that Paramount Pictures was moving forward with the project, with Christina Hodson announced as having written the script for the spin-off; Hodson was one of the female writers Paramount and Michael Bay had hired for the series' "writers room."[18] It was later revealed that Kelly Fremon Craig had performed a rewrite of the script, but was ultimately not credited in the final product.[19][20] On March 2, 2017, Deadline reported that Travis Knight was set to direct the film.[21] In May 2017, it was revealed that the film's story would be set in the 1980s, and that it would feature fewer robots.[22] In the same month, it was announced that the film's title was then Transformers Universe: Bumblebee.[23]

Casting

In May 2017, it was reported that Hailee Steinfeld was in talks for the female lead in the film, and she confirmed her involvement later in June.[24][25] On July 11, 2017, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. joined the cast as the male lead.[26] On July 12, 2017, The Tracking Board reported that Rachel Crow had been cast as well, though she did not appear in the finished film.[27] The following day, more core cast were announced, including Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny, though Quinn ultimately did not appear in the film.[28] On July 22, 2017, it was reported that Pamela Adlon had been cast to play Steinfeld's character's mother.[29] On July 31, 2017, John Cena was added as a lead, with Kenneth Choi and Stephen Schneider set for supporting roles, though Choi did not appear in the final cut.[30] On October 2, 2017, in an interview promoting the home media release of Transformers: The Last Knight, Peter Cullen revealed he would reprise his role of Optimus Prime in the film.[9] On December 11, 2017, it was rumored that actor Martin Short had joined the film's voice roster,[31] though his scene was deleted.[32] On May 31, 2018, Jess Harnell revealed he would reprise his role as the voice of Barricade from the 2007 film and The Last Knight, but the character did not appear in the final product.[33]

On July 13, 2018, it was announced that Angela Bassett and Justin Theroux would be voicing a pair of new Decepticons, respectively called Shatter and Dropkick, the main antagonists of the film.[34] On August 26, 2018, voice actor David Sobolov, who had previously voiced Depth Charge in Beast Wars: Transformers, Brawl in the 2007 video game, and Shockwave in Transformers: Prime, confirmed he would voice Blitzwing.[35] On December 3, 2018, Lorenzo di Bonaventura revealed to IGN that Dylan O'Brien would voice Bumblebee.[7] On December 9, 2018, about a week before the film's release, voice actress Grey Griffin stated at a special fan screening that she is reprising her role as Arcee from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.[13] On the same day, voice actor and long-time Transformers fan Jon Bailey also detailed that he voiced both Shockwave and Soundwave in the film, both of which were previously voiced by Frank Welker, in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.[16]

Filming

Principal photography on the film began on July 31, 2017, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Vallejo, and Mare Island, California, and was scheduled to finish on November 16, 2017, under the working title Brighton Falls. Filming concluded six days ahead of schedule, on November 10, 2017.[36][30][37][38]

Later in November 2017, the film was revealed to have changed its title to Bumblebee: The Movie (later being called simply Bumblebee), as well as having wrapped up filming.[39]

Visual effects

Visual effects for the film were provided by Industrial Light & Magic, Cantina Creative, and The Third Floor, with Jason Smith and Tony Lupoi serving as the main visual effects supervisors.[40]

Music

Soundtrack

Hailee Steinfeld's single "Back to Life", from the soundtrack, was released on November 2, 2018.[41] The soundtrack was released in December 21, 2018.[42]

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Back to Life"Hailee Steinfeld3:53
2."Bigmouth Strikes Again"The Smiths3:15
3."Things Can Only Get Better"Howard Jones3:56
4."Runaway"Bon Jovi3:52
5."Save a Prayer"Duran Duran3:46
6."Higher Love"Steve Winwood5:49
7."Take On Me"A-ha3:48
8."Everybody Wants to Rule the World"Tears for Fears4:12
9."It Takes Two"Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock5:01
10."The Touch"Stan Bush3:56
11."I Can't Wait"Nu Shooz3:38
12."I Can't Drive 55"Sammy Hagar4:12
13."Dance Hall Days"Wang Chung4:00
14."Girlfriend in a Coma"The Smiths2:04
15."Don't You (Forget About Me)"Simple Minds4:22
Total length:61:24

Score

Dario Marianelli provided the music score for the film,[43] making this the first time Steve Jablonsky has not scored one of the films in the franchise. The score was released on December 21, 2018.[44]

All music composed by Dario Marianelli[43].

No.TitleLength
1."Cybertron Falls"1:53
2."Bee on the Run"2:18
3."Shutdown"3:45
4."Charlie"3:07
5."Meeting Bumblebee"4:07
6."Dropkick & Shatter Arrive"1:38
7."Chasing Mum"1:56
8."Optimus Prime's Message"2:05
9."Desert Council"2:08
10."Dad's Old Videotapes"1:09
11."Army Meeting"2:37
12."A Drivig Volunteer"1:32
13."Pranking Tina"2:13
14."Bee in the Kitchen"2:33
15."Kitchen Chaos"1:45
16."Double Ambush"2:21
17."Charlie Sneaks Out"0:59
18."Death and Resurrection"2:27
19."Bee's Had Enough"5:15
20."Ron's Drving"1:42
21."Marina Tower"2:55
22."Charlie Dives In"2:38
23."Saying Goodbye"2:26
24."Not Quite There"1:48
Total length:59:16

Release

Bumblebee was released in the United States on December 21, 2018, by Paramount Pictures. The film is available in 2D, RealD 3D,[45][46] and IMAX.[47] The date had initially been set for June 8, 2018.[30] The first trailer was released on June 5, 2018,[48][11] and two[citation needed] new trailers, including an international trailer, on September 24, 2018.[49] The international trailer showed that Bumblebee was disguised as an old Jeep Wrangler before he became a Volkswagen Beetle.[50] The film held its premiere at the Sony Center in Berlin on December 3, 2018.[51][better source needed]

On November 21, 2018, Paramount announced it would hold one-day previews for the film on Saturday, December 8, 2018, similar to the promotions Amazon Prime and Sony Pictures ran with the films, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and to fellow December 2018 release, Aquaman.[52]

Home media

Bumblebee will be released on Digital HD on March 19, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on April 2, 2019.[53]

Reception

Box office

As of February 18, 2019, Bumblebee has grossed $126.6 million in the United States and Canada, and $332.1 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $458.7 million, against a production budget of $135 million.[3]

In the United States and Canada, Bumblebee was released alongside Aquaman, Welcome to Marwen, and Second Act, and was projected to gross $20–25 million in its opening weekend, and $35–40 million over its first five days.[54] Prior to its release, the film made about $500,000 at 325 theaters from its December 8 screenings, an "impressive" average of $1,500 per venue.[55] The film made $8.5 million on its first day, including $2.15 million from Thursday night previews (a total of $2.85 million including the early screenings). It went on to debut to $21 million, finishing third, behind Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns. It then grossed $3.8 million on Monday and $8.9 million on Christmas Day, for a five-day total of $34.2 million.[56] In its second weekend, the film made $20.5 million, dropping 5% and remaining in third, and then earned $12.8 million in its third weekend, finishing fifth.[57][58]

Critical response

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 93% based on 217 reviews, with an average rating of 7/10. The website's critical consensus read, "Bumblebee proves it's possible to bring fun and a sense of wonder back to a bloated blockbuster franchise -- and sets up its own slate of sequels in the bargain."[59] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 66 out of 100, based on 39 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[60] It is the highest-rated Transformers film on both websites.[61] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale, while those at PostTrak gave it an 85% overall positive score and a 68% "definite recommend".[56]

Liz Shannon Miller of IndieWire gave the film a "B+" and wrote, "...there are many scenes where giant robots fight each other, and in those scenes, you can actually see what's happening. The Autobots and Decepticons toss each other around with slick judo-like moves and blast each other with abandon, and the cinematography and editing hold still long enough to let you enjoy each moment."[62] Peter Debruge of Variety called the film a "quieter, more character-driven Transformers origin story" and wrote that "Bumblebee is basically the movie that fans of the 1980s animated series wanted all along."[63] James Berardinelli of ReelViews writes "Surprisingly, Bumblebee is one of the best escapist films of the season" and "The movie works in large part because of the depth of Steinfeld’s performance. We haven’t seen such a well-realized character in any of the other Transformers movies."[64] Glenn Kenny of The New York Times says the film is "springy yet coherent, not, like previous films in the series, a digital-image blender set on high" and praises Steinfeld’s in particular for her performance.[65] Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly says John Cena "does get a disproportionate share of the script’s best lines" and although the film is full of sweet ‘80s nostalgia Greenblatt praises Knight for using it "in ways that feel both familiar and somehow fresh."[66]

Jesse Hassenger of The A.V. Club praised Hailee Steinfeld, saying, "her screen presence is the best thing about Bumblebee". He compared the film to The Iron Giant, but while finding many improvements over other Transformers films, Hassenger called the film "disappointing in the end, because it's still a careless stretch of blockbusting", giving it a "C+".[67] Simon Abrams of RogerEbert.com is critical of the lack of originality and notes the various tropes borrowed from the films of executive producer Steven Spielberg. Abrahms does not think the film even succeeded on its own merits, and says "There's not only nothing new here, there's nothing convincing either".[68]

Accolades

Bumblebee has been nominated for The Razzie Redeemer Award at the 39th Golden Raspberry Awards.[69]

Sequel

On December 24, 2018, director Travis Knight said that he has a few ideas for a Bumblebee sequel.[70] On January 4, 2019, John Cena expressed interest in reprising his role in a sequel.[71] That same month, Di Bonaventura stated that there would be further films in the series, and acknowledged that the franchise will make some changes in tone and style, inspired by the film.[72] On January 19, 2019, a sequel, potentially featuring Optimus Prime, was confirmed to be in development, due to the film's international box office performance.[73] However, it is unknown if Knight will return to direct the sequel, as he said that his goal is to return to animation studio Laika.[74]

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