Every hero starts somewhere and now we’re going to find out just how everyone’s favourite Autobot, Bumblebee, became the hero we know and love in this fun-filled adventure film which comes packed out with plenty of heart.
Here’s the synopsis:
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
Watch the new trailer for Bumblebee below:
As a fan favourite character Bumblebee continues to inspire audiences everywhere and the prospect of his own film is something to smile about. In viewing this trailer I’ve also got to say that I really love how much detail and passion has gone into this film and I love how director Travis Knight is focusing in on the relationship between Charlie and Bumblebee so much. There’s a real connection that you feel between the two of them with Bumblebee almost feeling like some kind of lost animal or child who just needs to be loved and who with Charlie at his side has the chance of finding a family.
While I can expect we’ll have some very fun action scenes to look forward to with this film, I really like the emphasis on relationships and the formation of a family, and the themes that follow, which Knight is following. He’s also enlisted heavy hitter John Cena, alongside Hailee Steinfeld, as Agent Burns, a gruff, no-nonsense agent of Sector 7 who comes to witness the battle between the Autobots and the Deceptacons.
In addition to Bumblebee, Transformers fans can also expect to see fan-favourite Decaptacon Starscream take centre stage as the new big bad here, and he’s got a serious grudge against the youngest Autobot. The action in Bumblebee has a great escapism angle to it, and I think they’ll be plenty of smiling faces when this film arrives in cinemas.
Bumblebee looks like it will provide some very warm feels in a heart-warming tale for the whole family when it arrives in cinemas this year on December 20.