Movie Review Bumblebee (2018)


Which has been obtained from the five films that have been screened. Although on average it received negative reviews from critics, this financial success made Paramount Pictures confident. To continue and develop the Transformers franchise. Which, in fact, was adapted from Hasbro’s toy robots.

Following the previous five Transformers films, the sixth film, which is a spin-off, is finally released this week. The film, titled Bumblebee, is a prequel to five of its predecessors. The story is about the origins of the Yellow Robot Bumblebee. Which, so far, is a favorite of the Transformers fans.

However, even so, different from the five previous Transformers films, in this Bumblebee solo film, the yellow robot is still in the form of a classic 1967 Volkswagen Beetle car. aka VW Frog. Not yet a 1977 Chevrolet Camaro sedan. Which, in the future, will be riding Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg).

In the previous Transformers films, it is said, Bumblebee has changed form three times. The first appearance of the young Autobots coded B-127, before becoming a VW Frog, was a Willys MB jeep. Which is also yellow. Which is his trademark color.

In addition to being a VW Frog, which is interesting, in this Bumblebee film, it is said that the yellow robot can also (still) talk. The audio component of the voice has not been damaged. In this spin-off film, his voice is provided by Dylan O’Brien. Yes, that’s Dylan, the handsome boy who women idolize. Who became the star of The Maze Runner (2014) franchise.

The story of the Bumblebee film is set on the coast of California. In 1987. aka 20 years before the events of the first Transformers film. In the trailer released last September, Bumblebee is seen with an abege girl. The name is Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld).

It is said, in this Bumblebee film, Charlie is experiencing trauma after the death of his father. The mother, who could not stand being a widow, then decided to remarry. Apart from his mother and new husband, Charlie also lives at home with his younger brother.

However, even so, Charlie’s life, which was originally gloomy, then changed. To be precise, when he turned 18. When he got a gift from his uncle, a repair shop owner, in the form of an old VW Frog. The wrecked car is, in fact, an “incarnation” of Bumblebee. The one who lost his memory. Which, it is said, is hiding from the pursuit of his enemy.

Not long after, it is said, Charlie, who is good at mechanics, finally realized that the used car was not an ordinary car. Because he can transform into a cute robot. Which, in the end, he named Bumblebee. According to the appearance. The one that looks like the yellow bee.

In addition, Charlie then also helps Bumblebee to restore his memory. Namely, by repairing its damaged spare parts. Charlie and Bumblebee soon became close friends. However, not long after, it is said, their friendship immediately gets a test. Charlie must protect Bee from his enemies: the Decepticons.

In this Bumblebee movie trailer, several members of the Decepticons appear. These include: Shatter, Dropkick, Blitzwing, Shockwave, Soundwave, Starscream, and Ravage.