Bumblebee Movie Review — His and Her Opinion

No question , but Bumblebee is the most lovable Transformers ever! How and why?  I’m sure you want to see him in the big screen.  Movie runs for 119 minutes.  Here’s what we think of it:

Bumblebee movie review

What Marcus Thinks of it? His POV

I’m personally a fan of prequels. I think it’s a lot of fun to see how things started when we already know how it ends up. Sure, we know the hero isn’t going to die, but can still be exciting. I was hoping this movie would reverse my recent disappointment in the Transformer franchise.

We start off with a lot of action. That’s pretty cool. One thing I noticed right away is how easy it is for a Transformer to kill another transformer. In the previous movies it seems like they can beat on each other and shoot another transformer a dozen times with a blaster and nothing happens to them. But I think that is a common problem with the Transformer’s movies. They like to change the rules to get the outcome they want. To me that is sloppy movie making. The whole movie is kind of like that. If they want an emotional response from the audience, they do whatever they want, regardless if it makes sense to the rules of the universe they’ve created.

The story itself is very simple. It’s a girl-meets-robot/alien storyline we’ve seen a dozen times. As for the stakes if our heroes fail? None. If they fail or they succeed, it all ends the same. And yes, I’m saying that because we know what happens in the sequels. They didn’t bother raising the stakes and making their first mission important. It’s just more of the same.

Sure, there were some funny parts. BumbleBee is a fun character, but like I said, same robot/alien stuff we have seen before…just on a bigger scale. And the action was pretty good. Thank goodness Mr. Bay didn’t direct. We could actually see what was going on. I had a good time watching them fight instead of just waiting to see the outcome of the flying metal. So, I would say, if you’re a half-hearted fan like me, maybe skip this one. But on the bright side, it’s a lot better than Transformers:The Last Night. And sorry guys, no Megan Fox or Megan Fox-like character for you. Just enjoy the robots.

Bumblebee movie review

What Earth Thinks of it?  Her POV

Now I know where Bumblebee got his charming and adorable deamenor.  I think he is the most loved Transformers characters because he is so lovable with his quirky trait of talking using radio voice clips.  Bumblebee is axtualla my favorite Transformers , I like him more than Optimus Prime!   I’ve watched the cartoons religiously as a child and seeing them to life as an adult is a trip back memory lane.  Bumblebee  was the reason I love the yellow Volkswagen.  I love it so much it is actually my dream car, or well it’s the only car I want to have as my first car.

I never questioned anything about the Transformers and how they are and why as a child. I just accepted the fact that they are machines / robots that can transform from robot to auto.  I didn’t give much thought of how they we’re in their original planet Cybertron.   All I know is they came here to Earth to seek refuge because their planet was destroyed.  There are bad transformers the Decepticons who want to have Earth for themselves and eliminate the Autobots coz they’re the good guys protecting the humans from them bad guys.  I didn’t think much that wait the only reason the Decepticons went here to Earth was the Autobots who seek refuge here.  Oooops!  I’m sorry if you are young  generation reading this and you never heard or watch Transformers cartoons ever. This might be a spoiler.

The magic of the  metal to metal clash of transformers fight scenes never fails to amaze me.  Watching them transform is simply incredible.  It releases happy vibes for me, it’s like magic except it’s more techy!

I don’t know why some rotten tomato critics or other movie reviews online said this is the best Transformers movie ever .  I beg to disagree, there were more better Transformers movie in the pasts and I’ve seen them all.

I do love the sound track of the movie very 80s!

Marcus and I also discussed how come there were no female Transformers , then suddenly at the beginning of the movie…. Oooops!

I saw John Cena multiple times in the movie . Performance wise as an actor?  Meh.  Hailey Steinfield was effective .  But Bumblebee still has my heart.

 

Movie Info

Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls) written by Christina Hodson (Unforgettable, Birds of Prey), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, The Edge of Seventeen), John Cena (Trainwreck, Blockers), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Love, Simon), John Ortiz (Replicas, Peppermint), Jason Drucker (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Barely Lethal), Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”) and Stephen Schneider (“Broad City,” “You’re the Worst”). The film also features the voice talents of Oscar®-nominee Angela Bassett (Mission: Impossible Fallout, Black Panther), Justin Theroux (“Maniac,” The Lego Ninjago Movie), Peter Cullen (Transformers franchise) returning to the iconic role of Optimus Prime, and Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner series) as B-127.

 

Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers franchise, Deepwater Horizon), Tom DeSanto (Transformers franchise, X-Men) & Don Murphy (Transformers franchise, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Michael Bay (Transformers franchise, Armageddon) and Mark Vahradian(Transformers franchise, Deepwater Horizon). Director of photography is Enrique Chediak (American Assassin, Deepwater Horizon). Production designer is Sean Haworth (Deadpool, Ender’s Game). Editor is Paul Rubell (Collateral, The Insider). Costume designer is Dayna Pink (Concussion; Crazy, Stupid, Love).

The film is executive produced by Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List), Brian Goldner (Transformers franchise, G.I. Joe franchise), and Chris Brigham (Inception, Assassin’s Creed).

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