Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Travis Knight.
Paramount Pictures on Monday, September 24, 2018 released the trailer:
Bumblebee (2018) - New Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures.
On the planet Cybertron, the Autobot resistance, led by Optimus Prime, is on the verge of losing the civil war against the Decepticons and prepares to evacuate the planet. A Decepticon force, led by Starscream, Soundwave, and Shockwave, intercepts them during the evacuation, and Optimus sends Autobot scout B-127 to Earth on an escape pod in order to set up a base of operations where the Autobots can regroup. B-127 reaches Earth alone, crash-landing in California and disrupting a training exercise by Sector 7, a secret government agency that monitors extraterrestrial activity on Earth. Colonel Jack Burns presumes B-127 to be a hostile invader and pursues him. B-127 scans a Willys MB jeep and flees to a mine, where Blitzwing, a Decepticon Seeker, ambushes him. When B-127 refuses to reveal Optimus's whereabouts, Blitzwing tears out his voice box and damages his memory core; despite this, B-127 stabs and destroys Blitzwing with one of his own missiles. B-127 flees from the soldiers, scans a nearby 1967 Volkswagen Beetle and collapses from his injuries. In 1987, teenager Charlie Watson remains traumatized by the death of her father, and resentful of her mother Sally for moving on too quickly with a new boyfriend named Ron. Charlie finds a yellow Volkswagen Beetle (which is actually B-127) in a scrapyard belonging to Hank, who gives it to her as an 18th birthday present. When trying to start it, Charlie unknowingly activates a homing signal that is detected by Decepticons Shatter and Dropkick as they interrogate and execute the Autobot Cliffjumper on one of Saturn's moons. The pair heads to Earth, where they acquire Earth vehicle forms and are met by Sector 7, pretending to be peacekeepers. Claiming B-127 is a dangerous fugitive, they persuade Dr. Powell and the rest of Sector 7 to help capture him, despite Burns's objections.
Principal photography began on July 31, 2017, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Vallejo, and Mare Island, California, and was scheduled to finish on November 16, 2017, under the working title Brighton Falls.
The film Bumblebee was scheduled to be released on December 3, 2018 (Sony Center), on December 9, 2018 (Los Angeles), on December 20, 2018 (Germany), on December 21, 2018 (United States), on December 25, 2018 (Sweden) and on December 26, 2018 (United Kingdom) by Andes Films, Central Partnership, CinemArt, Forum Film Bulgaria, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), NOS Audiovisuais, Odeon, Paramount Pictures International, Ro Image 2000, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Paramount Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.
The duration of the film is 114 minutes. With a budget of $102 - 135 million, the film grossed over $468 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
Bumblebee got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
Official website: bumblebeemovie.com
Wikipedia: Bumblebee (film)