On the run in the year 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. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.
Unlike the five other Transformers films, this Bumblebee spin-off film is not directed by Michael Bay who likes to insert large-scale explosions but by directors who have been nominated for Oscars, Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings). With the new director, Bumblebee’s spin-off film will be far from a massive explosion.
The film will return to 1987, telling Bumblebee who is carrying out a secret mission from the leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime. In carrying out his mission, Bee will be assisted by a teenager named Charlie. Unlike in previous Transformers films, Bee will not have the form of a Chevrolet Camaro car, but the Volkswagen Beetle.
In the short duration trailer launched by Paramount Pictures, a scene appears when Bumblebee meets Charlie for the first time. This trailer also features the Decepticon trio, complete with a brief appearance of Megatron. In addition to fighting Megatron, Bumblebee and Charlie also have to fight US military forces who want to capture Bumblebee.
Bumblebee films will use more places on Earth than Cybertron. Even so, it seems Travis Knight managed to bring Bumblebee’s film back to its roots, like a Spielberg-style fantasy film. At a glance, the Bumblebee trailer managed to present visual and emotional elements in terms of stories. It seems that the film that will air this December is worth for watching.
Original title Bumblebee