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.
In the second trailer, a number of Transformers from The Transformers (1984) can be seen, in their original G1 design. Among those are Optimus Prime, Shockwave, Soundwave and his cassette Ravage. There is also a scene that appears to take place on Cybertron, that shows a pyramid shaped aircraft. The scene seems very similar to a scene in the first episode of the original Transformers series, The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye: Part 1 (1984).
Old friend, you kept this planet safe. Because of you we have a future, B-127.
Bumblebee: My name is Bumblebee.
Movie is a prequel. In the original movie Bumblebee is said to have had his voice damaged in a battle with Megatron and Ratchet had been trying to fix it. In this movie his voice box is ripped out by Blitzwing.
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)
$109,420,650 (USA) (14 January 2019)
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