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.
When faced with Sector 7, Shatter presents herself and Dropkick as "Decepticon Peacekeepers" to the humans in order to gain their trust and sattelite access. This may or may not be a reference to the Decepticon Justice Division from the IDW comic series.
They've broken through the front lines!
Arcee: I've lost contact with the Capitol!
Wheeljack: There's too many of them!
Brawn: Stand fast!
In a scene where Charlie is introducing Bumblebee to different music, she opens her cassette tape holder and there are numerous cassettes by her favorite band, The Smiths. One of the tapes seen there is "Rank". However, this particular live album wouldn't be released until September 5, 1988 - a year later. Which means, this would never have been in her collection back in 1987.
Part of the closing credits are a stylish sequence of images in yellow and black.
Although the original British submission was uncut and rated 12A, it was replaced by a cut PG version removing 6 seconds of violence/injury.
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