For my full review, go here: http://thecinematicgalaxy.blogspot.com/2018/12/bumblebee-2018-movie-review.html?m=1
About a week ago, I was lucky enough to get to attend an early screening for Travis Knight's Bumblebee. Prior to this movie, although I liked the first Transformers movie by Michael Bay, I hated the 2nd and didn't bother with the rest. I rolled my eyes at the announcement of a Bumblebee stand-alone...until I heard that Bay wasn't directing. I also loved the trailers for it.
Bumblebee is great. It has actually improved for me the more I've thought about it. The action is very well done is always furthering the story. The music and cinematography are great. But what truly separates this Transformers movie from the rest is the CHARACTERS. Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson (as well as the other characters) proved to me that a focus on the humans was not the problem with the other movies. It was the lack of writing them as compelling characters. Steinfeld adds another great performance to her resume here. Of course, there is Bumblebee himself, as well as the other Autobots and Decepticons. They are real characters rather than simply cool robots.
The story of Bumblebee definitely evokes both E.T. and The Iron Giant. To me, that formula is perfect for this movie, and this movie still does not feel derivstive of those. I give Bumblebee a 9/10, or A-! #bumblebeethemovie #transformers #haileesteinfeld #bumblebee #autobots #decepticons #travisknight #film #action #hasbro #moviereview #movies