With Cybertron at war, Optimus Prime sends B-127 (Bumblebee) to Earth to establish a base for the Autobots and protect the planet.
Prequel to Transformers (2007), Travis Knight’s first live-action film “Bumblebee” takes a more classic look of the original cartoon series. The opening sequence reminded me of my childhood years but my nostalgia faded away upon Bee’s arrival on Earth. Memories were temporarily restored half-way watching again the tunnel from Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Back to the Future II (1989).
Stereotypical American bimbos meant to be hated, stereotypical American jerks no one could care less about, stereotypically American army being thick as pigshit, and main characters that I would love if it was actually 1987 and I was 5. Did I mention that the storyline was so predictable?
To be fair, Bumblebee’s final battle against Shatter and Dropkick was quite impressive.
P.S. OK, it was funny when “Bee” ruined blondie’s car.
P.P.S. Steve Jablonsky where are you???