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.
The scene in which Charlie is trying to repair Bumblebee and unwittingly activates Optimus Prime's holographic message after declaring "There's something stuck here", is a homage to "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" (1977), with the same scene occurring between Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and the hologram of Princess Leia.
That was radical.
At the start of the film you see Optimus Prime in his Truck form robot which he did not copy until he came to Earth.
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 too 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)
$127,195,589 (USA) (7 March 2019)
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