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100 WORD FILM REVIEWS / Bumblebee

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BUMBLEBEE: B+

Image © Paramount Pictures

Image © Paramount Pictures

The unseen villain in Bumblebee (which for the sake of our collective sanity we can call the only installment in the Transformers franchise) is Michael Bay who, in 1987, when the film takes place, was working his way up the Hollywood ladder. With Bay still fetching coffee for Spielberg, director Travis Knight and star Hailee Steinfeld are free to have as much fun as possible with this admittedly silly concept, a concept that works considerably better when you can tell what's happening on screen. After all, a little fun was all 80’s kids ever wanted out  of these movies.

Matt Guerrero, Film Editor