PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Both Uncle Hank and Charlie's family are seen watching ALF - a show about a family taking in an alien with the government trying to hunt it down like in this movie. Charlie at one point tells Bumblebee to not show anyone his true form because if he was caught they would keep him in a lab and cut him up, which is what the government was trying to do to ALF on the show.
The darkest nights, produce the brightest stars.
Towards the end of the movie, Shatter enables a hologram of the International Space Station from her wrist. The movie is set in 1987; the ISS was not launched until 1998.
Part of the closing credits are a stylish sequence of images in yellow and black.
The Australian release was censored; after the film initially received an M rating from the classification board the distributor (Paramount) decided to re-edit the film in order to obtain a more lucrative PG rating. Following some changes made to the film a modified version of the film was submitted to the board, however this modified version was still seen as being to strong originally and received the original M rating given to the film, however following an appeal from Paramount the film was lowered to PG on December 11th with the consumer advice now stating that the film contains "Mild science fiction violence and mild themes. Some scenes may scare young children". Both versions were approved for theatrical release.
$21,654,047 (USA) (23 December 2018)
$126,041,658 (USA) (14 February 2019)
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