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.
A month before release, a behind-the-scenes video about the recording session of the film's Hungarian dub revealed that Bumblebee will be able to speak, unlike in much of the previous Transformers films in the live-action movie series.
That was radical.
It is implied that the fictional town in which Charlie lives is located north of San Francisco, as several locations in the northern part of the San Francisco Bay Area are seen throughout the film, including San Pablo Bay, Point San Pedro, Rodeo Beach, and the Golden Gate Bridge. It is highly unlikely that she would drive a moped to work at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, over 90 miles to the south.
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.
$21,654,047 (USA) (23 December 2018)
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