Bumblebee

Bumblebee
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Travis Knight
  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon

In 80s California, Charlie (Steinfeld) is a grieving teenage auto mechanic who finds a broken-down VW Beetle which turns out to be Autobot B-127. Knight’s Transformers prequel injects much needed charm and fun into the franchise, with a nice bond between Bee and Charlie, and even the robot fights have wit and precision.

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Bumblebee

21 Dec 20184 stars

Travis Knight's charming Transformers prequel course-corrects a franchise out of fuel

Does the Transformers juggernaut have any juice left in the tank? If the answer would have been a firmly exasperated 'no' following director Michael Bay's The Last Knight in 2017, Bumblebee offers a much-needed course-corrective. Shorter, sharper and…

John Cena says Bumblebee reaction has been 'extraordinarily special'

10 Dec 2018

Film gossip

John Cena says the reaction to 'Bumblebee' has been "extraordinarily special". The 41-year-old actor – who stars as evil government Sector 7 agent Jack Burns tasked with capturing the giant robots in disguise in the 'Transformers' spin-off prequel…

Hailee Steinfeld praises Bumblebee shoot

6 Dec 2018

Film gossip

Hailee Steinfeld says 'Bumblebee' was one of her best experiences "working on a film". The 21-year-old actress stars as Charlie Watson in the upcoming 'Transformers' prequel – which sees John Cena take on the role as villainous Sector 7 agent Burns…

Dylan O'Brien gives Bumblebee his voice

4 Dec 2018

Film gossip

Dylan O'Brien is providing the voice of Bumbleebee in the character's 'Transformers' spin-off movie. The 27-year-old actor will be voicing the titular Autobot in the upcoming sci-fi action film which will be the first feature in the franchise that…

John Cena loved filming Transformers spin-off movie Bumblebee

5 Apr 2018

Film gossip

John Cena found filming the 'Transformers' spin-off movie 'Bumblebee' a challenge but he loved it. The professional wrestler has landed a lead role in the 'Transformers' spin-off movie, which will focus on the yellow and black bot of the same name…

John Ortiz joins Bumblebee movie

27 Oct 2017

Film gossip

John Ortiz is set to star in 'The Transformers' spin-off movie 'Bumblebee'. The 49-year-old actor appeared in the 2017 monster movie 'Kong: Skull Island' and is now set to join the 'Transformers' franchise alongside Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena…

John Cena joins Bumblebee

1 Aug 2017

Film gossip

John Cena has joined the cast of 'Bumblebee'. The professional wrestler has landed a lead role in the 'Transformers' spin-off movie, which will focus on the yellow and black bot of the same name, and he will star alongside Hailee Steinfeld.

Hailee Steinfeld confirmed for Bumblebee

27 Jul 2017

Film gossip

Lorenzo di Bonaventura has confirmed Hailee Steinfeld will be the lead character in the 'Transformers' spin-off movie 'Bumblebee'. While Michael Bay, the director of the five 'Transformers' movies, is stepping away from the franchise, studio…

Lorenzo di Bonaventura says Bumblebee movie has female lead

20 Jun 2017

Film gossip

Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirms the 'Transformers' spin-off movie 'Bumblebee' will have a female-lead. The 59-year-old producer has worked alongside filmmaker Michael Bay on all five of his robot movies and although the director is stepping away from…

Travis Knight to helm Transformers spin-off film Bumblebee

3 Mar 2017

Film gossip

Travis Knight is to direct the Transformers spin-off movie 'Bumblebee'. The 43-year-old animator - who has worked on Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated film 'Kubo And The Two Strings' - is set to helm his first live-action film. The screenplay…

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