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.
Throughout the movie there's several clips of The Breakfast Club (1985) shown. Specifically the end when Judd Nelson's character leaves the school and fist bumps the sky. Judd Nelson was in the original Transformers movie in 1986, as the voice of Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime. Also, in Transformers Animated
Old friend, you kept this planet safe. Because of you we have a future, B-127.
Bumblebee: My name is Bumblebee.
During the cliff-side party, the song It Takes Two by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock was playing. This song was released on August 2, 1988, one year after the movie's setting.
SPOILER: There is a mid-credits scene: Bumblebee reunites with Optimus Prime in a forest as more Autobots arrive and Charlie finishes fixing the Corvette.
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)
$126,711,045 (USA) (21 February 2019)
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