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DIRECTOR Travis Knight
CAST/VOICES Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux, Angela Bassett, John Cena
This charming reboot of the Transformers series is a wonderful celebration of the much-loved toys and a buddy comedy between teenager Charlie and Autobot Bumblebee.
In this charming Transformers reboot, Bumblebee the Autobot is on the run from the Decepticons and takes refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Teenage outcast Charlie, desperate for her own car, discovers the battle-scarred vehicle and quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen. The film becomes a buddy comedy as the pair communicate through 80s pop songs. Hailee Steinfeld is a marvel and the film is a wonderful celebration of the much-loved toys.
(2018 USA 114 mins)
Steven Spielberg’s DNA feels baked into Bumblebee, resulting in an ’80s movie not just in setting and aesthetic but also sensibility – a high-octane concept Transformed into an Amblin love letter. Knight has served up a gleeful romp with wit, warmth and a whole lot of heart … An impassioned ode to both the toys and their era, this, at last, is the Transformers movie we’ve been waiting for. James Dyer, Empire
BBFC advice: Contains moderate fantasy violence, mild sex references, injury detail and language
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