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.~Phil Griffin
Bumblebee is the prequel to the other 5 Transformers movies, and one you need to add to your movie collection. Focused on Bumblebee (designation B-127) and his arrival on Earth, how his voice synthesizer became damaged, and the relationship he forges in the late 1980's with a young girl is the main focus of the film. Add the arrival of the Decepticons and the stage is set for conflict that is less confusing than some of the later Transformers films. Bumblebee is FINALLY the first Transformers movie that plays homage the original cartoon, but keeps us in the more adult feel of the modern movies. This movie is the first Transformer movie that is not directed by Michael Bay and it shows! Bumblebee was directed by Travis Knight, who has made his way from being an animator, producer, and now director, and has only directed four movies so far, but I see him becoming a director to watch!!
The story here is a prequel to the other 5 Transformers movies. Focused on Bumblebee (B127) his arrival on Earth, how his voice synthesizer became damaged, and the relationship he forges in the 1980's with a young girl is the main focus of the film. Add the arrival of the Decepticons and the stage is set for conflict that is less confusing than some of the later Transformers films. Transfer is sharp and sound rocks your system, whether you play the blu ray disc or 4K version. This is a reference quality disc, well worth adding to your collection.
Halie Steinfeld does her best to hold up this movie and John Ortiz's part is too small to make a difference. John Cena try's way to hard and it makes it corny. The story itself is not that great but all in all its watchable if you wanna connect the dots to the whole series.
I gave it a 4 for the effort put in by Halie and the CG work.