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Introduction to Bumblebee Movie Review by Ms. H
As you probably know, there have been several Transformers movies released previously. I saw a few of these films and passed on some. Each time I watch a Transformer movie, it’s as if a new story has begun. Am I the only one who thinks it would be a good idea if all the Transformers movies could be connected in some way? However, I’m getting ahead of myself. Without further ado, here is my review of the Bumblebee movie.
Plot of the Bumblebee Movie
Similar to the other Transformers movies, there is a battle conflict between the autobots, the decepticons, as well as military or other forces on earth. Without spoiling the movie for you, it looks like the transformer Bumblebee, which changes from an old VW beetle car to a robot, is being hunted by the decepticons -- in addition to the military -- led by John Cena who plays the part of Jack Burns. However, the plot changes as the storyline develops.
To make a long story short, the transforming Bumblebee is found by the lead female in the movie, Hailee Steinfeld who has the role of Charlie Watson. Initially, she of course, did not know the car was a transforming robot, but eventually found out and became friends with the machine.
To me, the Bumblebee movie reminded me slightly of another movie I reviewed recently, A.X.L. where a similar scenario took place with a connection or bond forming between the star of the movie and a machine, except the dog creature did not transform in the A.X.L. movie.
Acting Skills Displayed in the Bumblebee Movie
I was not particularly impressed with John Cena’s acting in this movie. Whenever, he had lines to say, he tended to bark them out, as if he was in a wrestling match. Of course, he could have been directed to do so. The other actors performed their roles adequately for the movie, but there were no actors that particularly stood out in the movie.
Assessment of the Bumblebee Movie
If you have not yet seen Bumblebee in the movie theaters, I see no reason for you to rush out to do so. You can wait for it to go to DVD or to one of the streaming services if you are curious about this movie. Additionally, the movie itself seemed more suited for television instead of the big screen. On a positive note, watching the robots transform to cars and planes caught my attention at first -- but after this happened a few times during the movie, I lost interest.
Rating of the Bumblebee Movie
Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being being the highest, I rate the Bumblebee movie 1 ¾ stars.