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 cinema hall holds a poster for Gremlins (1984). This film was produced by "Transformers" producer Steven Spielberg and starred "Transformers" veteran voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.
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!
Optimus knowingly sends Bumblebee to Earth, knowing that its survival is crucial to theirs. In the original film, nobody pays Earth any mind until they realize the Allspark is there; though this is now irrelevant as Bumblebee (2018) serves as a reboot of the series.
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 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)