One of the most popular Transformers characters is portrayed in a new action-adventure film, Bumblebee (also known as Transformers: Bumblebee). The film is the sixth in the live-action Transformers series. A relaunch of the series was proclaimed after it was originally developed as an offshoot and precursor to the main series.
Directed by Travis Knight and written by Christina Hodson, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, and Pamela Adlon and stars Dylan O’Brien (as the title character), Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, and Peter Cullen in voice roles.
Michael Bay is no longer the director of the first live-action Transformers film; instead, he serves as a producer. On July 31, 2017, the film’s principal filming began in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California.
For its first weekend in theatres, Bumblebee brought in $468 million globally, making it the second-highest-grossing picture in the franchise but still a box office triumph. A number of reviews hailed the picture as the greatest in the franchise, complimenting the action sequences, Hailee Steinfeld’s acting, the film’s 1980s setting, and the overall nostalgia it evoked.
There will be a new Transformers movie out in June 2023, called Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
The Story of Transformers 6-
Cybertron is on the verge of losing the fight against the Decepticons and the Autobot resistance, lead by Optimus Prime, prepares to depart the planet Optimus Prime sends Autobot scout B-127 to Earth in an escape pod to set up a base of operations before staying behind to face off the Decepticons under the leadership of Starscream, Soundwave, and Shockwave.
A training exercise by Sector 7, a covert government agency that monitors alien activities on Earth, was disrupted when B-127 crashed in California. When the B-127 approaches, Colonel Burns tells his soldiers to open fire.
B-127 is attacked by the Decepticon Blitzwing after scanning a Willys MB vehicle and fleeing to a mine. When B-127 refuses to reveal Optimus’s whereabouts, Blitzwing tears out his voice box and damages his memory core, but B-127 destroys Blitzwing with one of his own missiles. Before succumbing from his injuries, B-127 studies a nearby 1967 yellow Volkswagen Beetle.
In 1987, teenager Charlene “Charlie” Watson, who was depressed by the death of her father, and resentful of her mother Sally’s new boyfriend Ronald, finds a yellow Volkswagen Beetle in a scrapyard belonging to Hank, who gives it to her as an 18th-birthday present. When trying to start it, Charlie unknowingly activates a homing signal that is detected by Decepticons Shatter and Dropkick as they interrogate and slice down Cliffjumper on one of Saturn’s moons.
On Earth, the two Decepticons disguise themselves as peacekeepers in order to convince Sector 7 to assist them capture B-127, despite Burns’ concerns.
Charlie electroshocks Bumblebee back to life, restoring his memories, and fends off Burns’ obstruction. After evading the military with the help of Memo and her family, Charlie and Bumblebee pursue the Decepticons who are using a radio tower at a nearby harbor to contact Cybertron.
Shatter shoots down Burns’ helicopter when he also tries to intervene, but he is saved by Bumblebee. Bumblebee binds Dropkick with a chain, ripping him apart. Charlie deactivates the Decepticon beacon, only to be pursued by Shatter. Bumblebee destroys a dam wall, triggering a flood that causes a cargo ship to crush and destroy Shatter. Bumblebee and Charlie escape the army and arrive on a cliff overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, where Charlie, realizing that Bumblebee has a greater purpose, says goodbye.
Bumblebee takes on a new 1977 Chevrolet Camaro form and drives off, and Charlie reunites with her family and Memo.
Bumblebee reunites with Optimus, who successfully escaped Cybertron. He praises Bumblebee for keeping Earth safe as they watch more escape pods, presumably Autobots, enter Earth’s atmosphere. Meanwhile, Charlie finishes repairing the Corvette she and her father were working on and takes the classic vehicle for a drive.
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Transformers 6 Characters-
- Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson, an 18-year-old girl who finds and befriends Bumblebee
- John Cena as Jack Burns, a former U.S Army Colonel and agent of Sector 7
- Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Guillermo “Memo” Gutierrez, Charlie’s next-door neighbor who befriends Charlie and Bumblebee
- John Ortiz as Dr. Powell, an agent of Sector 7
- Jason Drucker as Otis Watson, Charlie’s younger brother Pamela Adlon as Sally Watson, Charlie and Otis’s motherStephenSchneider as Ron, Sally’s fiancée and Charlie and Otis’s soon-to-be stepfather Len Cariou as Uncle Hank, the owner of a junkyard where Charlie sources car parts
- Glynn Turman as General Whalen, Burns’s superior at Sector 7
- Gracie Dzienny as Tina Lark, Charlie’s mean-spirited classmate Ricardo Hoyos as Tripp Summers, Charlie’s classmate and Tina’s boyfriend Lenny Jacobson as Roy, a trailer park resident Megyn Price as Amber, Roy’s girlfriend
- Nick Pilla plays Sector 7 agent Seymour Simmons, an older version of whom was portrayed by John Turturro in previous Transformers films.
- Fred Dryer plays Sheriff Lock, a sheriff who enters into a high-speed chase with Charlie, Memo, and Bumblebee
- Edwin Hodge plays Danny Bell, an agent of Sector 7
- Tim Martin Gleason appears as Charlie’s father, who died prior to the film’s events
Principal photography on the film began on July 31, 2017, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Vallejo, and Mare Island, California, and was scheduled to finish on November 16, 2017, under the working title Brighton Falls. Filming concluded six days ahead of schedule, on November 10, 2017.
Scroggins Aviation Mockup & Effects was hired to supply the two Bell UH-1H Huey helicopters in the film. One Huey was used for motion base (gimbal) stage work at Long Beach, California studios and the other filming location was at Mare Island peninsula in Vallejo, California where Bumblebee catches the shot up Huey piloted by actor John Cena before crashing.
Later in November 2017, the film was revealed to have changed its title to Bumblebee: The Movie (later being called simply Bumblebee), as well as having wrapped up filming.