Bumblebee (2018) - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Travis Knight
Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
Length: 114 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 177 out of 1000 found boring (17.7%)

One-line Reviews (449)

In the bitter end, you're given a real waste, of waste of time.

I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see a fun popcorn flick.

I even found this film to be more light hearted & more engaging with the characters being more developed, you actually felt for them!

But sadly very formulaic .

Such lazy writing, every cliché imaginable, cookie cutted together.

Fun coming of age movie .

+It's bold, visually stunning, fast paced and positive.

Boring, predictable and stupid .

Really enjoyed it.

Conclusion: All being said I really loved this movie, it felt new and exciting for the series and had a good plot and cast.

Unfortunately the film is let down only by a weak and predictable story that loses all its momentum after about 30 mins or so.

I felt that The Last Knight was nearly unwatchable after watching it the first time.

Was thinking of a worst movie for 2018.. "luckily" I found it just in time.

It just the first transformers but boring and nothing to do with the transformers trilogy.

This is definitely and exciting moment for real transformer fans .

Overall, a great Transformer movie with plenty of heart with a story that makes the Transformers fun and exciting all over again.

The whole movie is predictable from the start.

Of course the robot action sequences are visually superb, if scientifically dubious, but what makes this film really enjoyable, and elevates it from all its siblings in the frnachise, is the way the characters interwine and cover a lot of interesting emotional ground.

Just might be the worst movie I've ever seen.

Of course this movie is predictable.

Same young girl struggling to come to terms with her fathers passing (missing/dead/MIA etc.). Super predictable...

The action scenes were typical and boring.

Bumblebee is possibly one of the most predictable, formulaic movies I have ever seen.

Good old action packed movie and definitely a satisfactory one.

Other than that the rest of this movie is the usual bland safe rubbish you've come to expect from movies these days.

This movie was sweet and funny and action packed and broke my heart - in an E.

It gives some truly enjoyable and funny moments, whilst also having a heartfealt story behind it.

I can see how the sequels will be perfect comics, but how they will also be as bland as your first boiled bowl of rice.

Fun and Entertaining!!.

It's transformers but seems to have been made into "Girl finds herself after finding a robot, a coming of age tale" They seemed to have found the most white looking black/Mixed man in America to play the love interest, it's getting to the point were you can guess this from the cast line up alone, inevery single modern film, like there's an agenda...

The Herbie turns out to be Bumblebee, who has forgotten who he is, and finding out is a super fun, funny, warm and exciting trip.

I thoroughly enjoyed it the entire time even though it wasn't perfect.

And the pacing is quite slow.

Overly hyped and boring to watch

Horrible, Cliche .

I liked how it started, but after 10 mins i got bored till the end, like nothing actually happen.

Plot: it is very predictable and doesn't bring anything new.

You know, not contemporary art, but the term for things that people currently treat as art, because quality got boring.

Watch the movie, firstly, to see how the girl discovers the robot in car and how exciting her life becomes with bumble bee(robot) and secondly, spectacular visual effects with typical 'Transformers' fight scenes.

The others have been overlong, dull, and even dumb.

Cliche, poor scripted, horrible dialogue and acting .

Fell asleep through the movie.

We've already heard this story a thousand times, but let's face it: no one on planet Earth can resist clever, poignant feel-good movies, no matter time, place or mood, this always enjoyable sub-genre will get followers in large part for how easy it is to identify yourself and get along with the characters.

The teenage growing pains and coming of age angst was annoying and had nothing to do with Transformers whatsoever.

Don't waste your time .

All the military characters are as cheesy and cliche as possible.

Overall, Bumblebee is a fresh entrance in the Transformers franchise and can mark an exciting new direction for the franchise.

To those people who are saying this movie is predictable, are you out of your mind?

This movie is basically a more boring clone of the Transformers 1 movie (they basically copypasted large parts of the T1 plot in some scenes in a way), except with way fewer cool robot fights and way more deaf spots, where the characters just stand around and do nothing.

Boring and repetitive movie for 10 year olds

David Fear Rolling Stone The talented, expressive Steinfeld and a nuanced script elevate this prequel from "unnecessary" to "surprisingly poignant and entertaining.

The relationship between Charlie and Bumblebee was quite emotional in parts, especially when they had to part company towards the end, but her ridiculous family who didn't really seem that bothered when their house was totally destroyed by Bumblebee, was a pointless addition to the cast.

It has no plot, no structure.

The movie is filled with a bunch of small jokes which makes the movie keep a very enjoyable state.

The visual effects of "Bumblebee" are stunning like the opening battle sequence on the Transformers Home World - Cybertron.

It gives some passing lip service to a space war; there is some relativist remark about "traitors" and "rebellion", as well as autobots and deceptacons, but they are just a few splotches of what might be vivid paint to color out the background of an otherwise bland movie.

Save your money.

The plot was predictable.

Simple and enjoyable

I've really enjoyed the Transformers movies that preceded Bumblebee, they were tough, action packed, funny and never dull.

This movie is corny feminist propaganda in a franchise geared towards boys.

Great for kids, boring for adults .

Enjoyed it.

I enjoyed it and I'm not a transformer fan .

It's an unwatchable super corny overacted crap movie.

What a waste of money!!.

An appalling lack of action, contrived plot points and characters who choose the worst path imaginable for the most obscenely uninspired reasons.

But it's very good action that gets things off to a rousing start.

However Knight and screenwriter Christina Hodson have managed to make a film with a script that is funny, enjoyable, action packed and damn entertaining all in under 2 hours.

It was cliche upon cliche with oh-so-typical American characters and offered nothing new to the franchise.

So when I first saw the trailer for this movie, I had zero interest, but knew I would probably get dragged to it by my buddies.

Nothing happened throughout the movie.

They were more exhausting than exciting.

This was a very good, enjoyable movie because it had an actual, unforced, story line that holds the entire movie together.

super, and twisted it into highest bidding propaganda, then Transformers have actually gone the other way - from Bay's rather...

My most absolute favourite and most thrilling thing I got from this movie is the G1 (Generation 1 for non Transformers geeks) references to the original cartoons.

So confusing.....

While having a predictable character arc, John Cena did a nice job with his role.

you just need to get used to a transformers movie that have a more strong story so maybe you'll kinda feel bored in the middle of the movie.

All in all I really enjoyed it.

Heartwarming story, but seems tailored to be more enjoyable to the 8-12 year old's as an upgrade from the 80's animated series.

A boring Transformers movie.

long and boring.

Coming of age?

So happy I didnt waste my money seeing this in theaters!!!

Cliché after cliché, bad acting, bad plot.

This movie does not tell the story of bumblebee, it tells the story of Charlie, and is filled with every cliche in the book.

Storyline is slow and I mistake to compare with previous Transformer movies, which makes it too slow for me.

More about a teenager coming of age & learning what is important instead of another rock em sock em installment of a franchise trying to continue on...

Unbelievably boring.

It has an mediocre and cliche plot.

Most notably, there is a confusing non-love interest/love interest introduced an hour into the film that goes absolutely nowhere, which feels more like a studio mandated element, rather than an organic occurrence.

Some scenes are simply repetitive and I feel not cut smoothly to be cohesive.

Boring .

The plot is dull.

For all it's faults and there are a few, you can still turn off your brain for two hours and enjoy a fun, action packed, popcorn flick with good humour and a fun time.

And, the entire movie has kind of a slow build.


The action in this film was very intense, the bonding between Bumblebee and the Humans was also brilliant.

What a beauty of CGI that made live the action and of course,enjoyable soundtrack.

The movie had such lovely positive energy and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

The 80s references are nonstop and tedious.

The opening scene is intense, we really haven't see much of the cybertron in the previous movies, so it was nice to see some of the fighting there.

Nostalgia aside, the action sequences were totally believable and gripping.

Enjoyable .

Very suspenseful but exciting!

Becuase this was the worst movie i have ever watched in my life.

What a waste of time.

It's very entertaining to watch.

Boring, predictable, shoddy writing...

Bumblebee's script, written by Christina Hodson-an endearing lead performance by Hailee Steinfeld-and a healthy dose of eighties and G1 Transformers nostalgia made it quite enjoyable.

Further on many popular 80s hits (as the movie is set in 1987) kept coming up which added to that, but that was only distracting enough to make a mediocre movie enjoyable.

The movie overall was heartwarming, action packed-ish, and comedic.

An immensely enjoyable Film .

Another over dramatic, cheap, cliche teenagers' movie this time with robots.

If your looking for a film that is just a nice simple enjoyable watch, it's worth it.

Besides, due to Mr. Bay's pyrotechnic filmmaking, it was exciting to imagine such a story starring Bumblebee, in the 80s.

Nothing happened.

I was bored out of my mind watching this film.

Luckily a large amount of time is spent on Charlie and her (mostly family) issues, which is boring to watch but it ensures positive critic reviews and the pretentious upvote of people who watch a movie with giant robots from another planet for the "character development", so it keeps the franchise alive and kicking for future instalments.

Such a cool period of time, slow progression & faultless acting.

It felt like a bore fest.

Literally the worst movie i have ever watched .

Just another Family Friendly Cliche with some movie in it.

Is a terrible movie i saw it based on IMDB points.. But really don't waste your time.

The Most Boring Transformer franchise ever .

Very predictable & very boring.

Very weak scenario, immortal Bumbelbee and boring actions...

The relationship building is slow to watch and difficult to engage with.

" American singer Hailee Steinfeld has shaped an acting career brimming with victories, with an Oscar nomination for her practically flawless performance as Mattie Ross in Coen Brothers' "True Grit" and one Golden Globe for her unique Nadine in "The Edge of Seventeen," my favorite coming of age film- Bo Burnham's highly praised "Eighth Grade" is still waiting in my bucket list.

The cinema was empty to start with, which then further decreased as the movie progressed delivering awkward lines and scenes by the truck load.

It's boring, unrealistic, painfully unoriginal, unmemorable and alltogether a true successor to the shallow modern hollywood blockbusters.

A great movie: With the last few transformers movies seeming more and more repetitive and rehashed.

Bumblebee is a highly entertaining look at a prequel involving the character bumblebee who seeks haven on earth from the decepticons, and he develops a deep friendship with a teenage girl along the way.

The story, while predictable, serves the movie and is fleshed out in a very enjoyable way.

After a long time i found a transformers movie so entertaining.

I'm not as well read on the toys, shows, or comics, but the movies have been examples of "fast food cinema"; where instead of substance and a compelling story, were given constant action scene after action scene set against well shot backdrops along with glorifying the military, bikini girls, and everything macho.

But it's John Cena, as walking side of beef Agent Burns, who proves the most flat-out enjoyable, hurling macho epithets as all '80s villains should, while cocking a knowing eyebrow at his uneasy alliance with Bee's hunters: "They literally call themselves 'Decepticons'," he deadpans.

An entertaining film for fans and youngsters.

Terrible terrible TERRIBLE story line; full of cliches and an overly predictable story line.

Having watched the previous 5 films & be disappointed by the last 3 due to them being too long, too confusing & simply boring I was a bit skeptical with this one.

There is a good abundance of action in the movie, and it is done with elegance, whereas some of the movies in the actual main franchise seemed to focus more on just random destruction and violence, And the fact that there actually was a proper underlying storyline and plot to supported by the action just made it all the more enjoyable.

The catalog is dead boring and everything is extremely predictable and ticks every single box when it comes to classic movie scenes:The high school popular kids making fun of a dead relative.

I went to the cinema with my 12 years old daughter, and even she was bored with the movie.

It's a classic coming of age tale set in the world of the Transformers and it works.

No story.

Very enjoyable .

From that point of view, it's an entertaining movie.

Those movies have great special effects but they are the empty calorie sugar pop of movies.

This is something that was unexpected from a Transfomers film.

One of the worst movies ever.


Who says emotional slow cliche dialogue at time of life and death or when fight is going on and even if movies do pick such circumstances atleast it should be convincing.


Full of cliché.

Really entertaining.

Overall, Bumblebee is a very enjoyable (albeit somewhat predictable) piece, which I highly recommend you watch in a cinema because it's very visually appealing.

Boring .

There are some plotholes, the acting certainly wasn't bad but won't win any Oscars either, and there were a number of cliché scenes to build tension or provide comic relief that didn't work for me because...

Don't waste your money and wait for it to come out on TV.

it's like the worst teen romance movie you've ever seen combined with the worst Transformer movie and about 1 hour and 54 minutes too long :( Easily the most boring movie I've seen from 2018 and I watch a ton of TV now.

All scenes predictable....

The plot was simple but totally entertaining.

But this movie has some very obvious cliche's.

Really enjoyable, no over the top explosions, interesting story (reboot), no silly shiny bots, the bots are back to how they should look, the only love interest was with both the leads; Bumblebee and the girl.

It's way too cheesy, with alot of long and pointless 'emotional' passages, mostly due to Hailee Steinfeld's interacting with Bumblebee.

The screenplay was awesome but I leef Jhon Should be more action packed and the more fighting & action should be added in this move .

The dialogue is super stupid and most of the moments are very predictable.

Now admittedly this movie can be pretty predictable sometimes.

Funny and entertaining if you're under 12 years of age

However, despite my disposition, this film about the first transformer to ever reach Earth and establish a base for the rebellion has its share of thrills including rousing battle sequences and well-executed chase scenes.

The 80s music played in this music gives it an 80s feel but the overall movie is ruined with bland humor with an absolute shoddy story line that made me wish it was finished already because a boring day in my life is more entertaining than this movie.

Nothing happen that we didn't knew it give a gimple of yellow car past as have seen in transformer movie ...

Was a waste of time .

The movie has a sense of Joy , is very enjoyable and has beautiful and nostalgic 80s vibes.

fun, engaging, and full of heart...

A lot of time was spent focusing on the girl's life and it was boring actually.

What I am saying, if you say this movie is predictable doesn't make this movie bad, worthy of 2 star.

-Having 0 emotions about being put in the garbage bin (probably adrenaline blocked her smell senses?

Now, this film is highly entertaining, the 80s setting is effectively used (especially in regard to the music), and the CGI is surprisingly effective.

The only weaknesses i found , were that some minnor characters were a little cliché, and in the end there´s a big action sequence, in terms of script it could have been better resolved.

Fun and entertaining to watch and a lot better then the other Transformer movies.

Hailee Steinfeld was rerally stunning in her performance on this movie.


I appreciate them trying to include a heartfelt story in an action movie, but this one is very cliché.

Background music ranged from poor to just pointless generic period music.

Soooo boring and it doesn't follow the timeline very well.

Bumblebee is just another boring transformer movie.

Waste of time .

The film was ok, I enjoyed it, also,enjoyed the fact I could see the battle scenes with the robots for once rather than being a cgi mess - well done in slowing the scenes down.

Thoroughly enjoyable for children while leaving adults wanting something more .

Not good, waste of time.

With a good cast (besides john cena) and a look into bumblebees first encounter with the human race is exciting, funny and most of all interesting.

The movie was soooo boring, acting was horrible especially by Jon Cena (and don't get me started on THAT solute at the end where I felt I wanted to actually slap myself).

Don't waste your time or money!!.

It was such a boring and predictable experience, and I hate when it happens.

Boring, slow, predictable and full of cliche dialogues...

The action is poor, the characters are cliched, and the overall film is boring.

It's very very very boring.. I stopped watching after 45 mins.

Quite different to the previous ones but I enjoyed it as much as the first and third films.

Wish it would've been a bit more serious instead of it always having to be the teenage underdog cliché, with military cliché personnel that only wants to kill and experiment on everything even tho autobots are vastly superior.

Unfortunately, this movie is boring as hell, it doesn't even stick with the previous Transformers background, plot is absent.

It´s a sweet, funny, action packed blockbuster, it´s definitively different and superior to the last installments.

Bumblebee is a boring film.

Beyond boring, lame jokes, terrible acting.

I'd have also preferred more "decepticons" come and have Prime show up for the finale but I suppose that also sounds cliché.


At the end, it was way too predictable.

Transform and roll-out robot fans in disguise as we have a new and exciting review on our hands, Bumblebee.

That being said, the final big battle, which mixes in Transformers and humans, is surprisingly engaging.

At its best, this movie is as much a coming of age story and John Hughes style teenage romance as a sci-fi blockbuster.

The story however, is something that's filled with cliches and a lot of the side characters are just bland.

By far the most enjoyable Transformers film of the lot.

Although the movie has moderate violence and no nudity, sexual content, or profanity, it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Parents should know that there are still intense action sequences, a teen romance, and parental loss and remarriage.

But still the movie felt bland for me,because this movie falls short than the Bayformers in the music department.

I thoroughly enjoyed it heaps more than all the other Transformer movies.

Critics, in outline, abhorred increasingly each new installment; however, more people exponentially turn up at the movies to strive to understand the superhero-level set-pieces and to elude the heavy-handed, daft, confusing mythology writers and directors made up for every two-hour-plus nonsense on screen with more difficulty and less success.

The Fox Kids had much stronger and exciting content than this...

Although that isn't saying much given the franchises track record, Knight (with Hodson's terrific script) crafts a genuinely fun film that packs exciting action and (in the biggest plot twist of the franchise) genuine emotion.

I enjoyed it a lot.

I enjoyed Bumblebee, which is more than I can say for the last few Bayformers movies (I actually have yet to watch The Last Knight), but I'd have loved it had they been able to marry the charming coming of age teen stuff w/what should be the meal to its desert.


The only thing right about this film was the 80's setting, and the design of the robots; seeing Optimus Prime in his proper form brought a tear to my eye; it's just that the rest of the film was tedious to watch and felt like a straight to DVD kids movie.

Another cliche coming of age story, this time with robots.

But I can't ignore the other aspects and I have to explain 2\10 rating, something I give only to the worst movies imaginable, because 1\10 is literally only good for "just cause" rating, same as 10\10.

Cliche story , a perfect partnership b/w car and kid, happy ending.

Worst Movie Ever .

Bumblebee however was an enjoyable action film and after the continuous disappointment of the Transformers franchise is a breath of fresh air!

There were some points where some people will feel the pacing was too slow, and some things occurred which just didn't makes sense.

Much of the story and the characters are formulaic and without a lot of story to them.

This movie is mainly about the relationship between Bumblebee and protagonist Charlie (and a good chunk is just mostly about charlie and her teenage problems..), and since no doubt at least two sequels will be made, this rather slow start did not bother me.

It looks weird without explosions and cities getting destroyed, If you are going in expecting it to be action packed then you will be disappointed.

I absolutely loved watching this film and found it very enjoyable and entertaining to watch and preferred watching this film to the other Transformers which i have watched.

Moving on, the first fighting scene on earth is intense with a vintage Bumblebee type scenario where he always comes up with the goods to destroy foes bigger and better than him via a moment of magic.

The balance keep switching,which makes the movie hard to follow.

Predictable plot, lot of nonsense dialogues or scene, common conversation.

Repetitive in its moral .

This movie was so slow and ended on an anticlimactic ending so just a slow build of talking to nothing not worth the time or money unless you need a nap

A horrible childish cliché and a very bad story, with terrible acting.

Full of forced and amateur dialogue one would expect a 12 year old to post on her Wattpad, this movie is obviously overhyped and a literal waste of my time and money.

In the previous series, everything is about stunning special effects which amaze only children.

Very bland .

It was thrilling seeing so many of our favorite characters and meeting a few new ones.

Well worth the watch.

It's very enjoyable and the whole family could watch it.

Previous films suffered from the razzle dazzle of visual overload using teams of CGI-heavy robots engaging in shaky-camera combat heavy acrobatics over sprawling cities.

This movie is so great, enjoyable, full of emotions, and makes me to forget all the previous transformers movies.

+Action packed, adrenaline rush battles that will immerse you into the watching experience.

The movie is enjoyable enough for anyone to watch, even my mom liked it.

The live action version of #TheIrongiant 😛 This is a good movie to pass some time, funny sometimes and predictable most of the times.

Fight choreography between Bumblebee and two Decepticons in the final part is quite enjoyable and well-choreographed.

From the movie starting I was entertained from the fight scene to seeing Hailee steinfeld stunning performance with this Mechanical Beast Beetle I was totally impressed in which this franchise had changed from a blockbuster Michael Bay CAR CRASH MOVIE to a family friendly movie with a interesting storyline I was so happy it had been done right .

Cliche plot from mix of herbie,E.

Anyway, it was an enjoyable ride!

WowTravis Knight has cracked the code that Michael Bay couldn't in 5 whole films, and boy was this film a surprise but more importantly really entertaining.

Coming of age drama with occasional transformers .

First 10 minutes is all you need to watch then nothing happens after that .

Every cliché you could possibly imagine was unironically showcased in this movie.

Whereas some of the films seemed to be working to introduce new Transformer Toy lines, this movie seemed more focused on entertaining.

Transformers prequel, exciting and well-executed .

Such a waste of time .

Jack Burns - played with intermittent charm by John Cena - just barely works as a character, while everyone around him is either forgettably bland or memorably idiotic.

Don't waste your money

Cliche and predictable don't even begin to describe it, they are basically compliments that better movies get.

This movie is not just about robots fighting but there are funny scene, heartfelt scene and intense fighting scene.

I see people complaining that it focuses on the girl too much, others complaining it's predictable or the plot isn't the best.

The intro was so boring I lost interest instantly and started writing this review.

Almost all of the other live action Transformers movies gave audiences no time to connect with the characters, were filled with long action sequences to make up for lack of story and felt like a competition to see how much product placement they could ram into a film.

It's enjoyable.

Bumble bee dies like 4-5 times and it gets a bit boring.

Film still has its share of absurdities and becomes conventional as it nears its conclusion, but the ride there is more entertaining than it should be, with classic music from the 80s thrown in for good measure.

We know every script have some flaws but how could you have transformers in a movie and bore the audience!!

The spectacle was barely engaging.

and THRILLING Generation 1 references.

This is a very predictable and borring kids movie NOT Transformers.

An entertaining family movie .

Surprisingly enjoyable, fun, well rounded.

A Waste of Money.

Even the film's pace and duration felt snappy and fast (Unlike Transformers The Last Knight- again, poop).

The titular character of Bumblebee gets a story to himself and it's a cliched-yet-entertaining one!

Very Lame Movie, So predictable, No energy, There is zero connection between the characters and the story line.

The main human protagonist is actually enjoyable to watch, and is not yelling annoyingly all the time, this girl can act.

Poor writing and predictable!

Bumblebee is very enjoyable.

Really boring .

It was enjoyable and kiddo loved it and I'm happy about the whole evening.

I actually found myself getting bored halfway through which shouldn't happen and has never happened before during a transformers movie.

However this film was different it held a coherent plot, it seemed to have an understanding of the audiences emotional tapestry and most importantly it was an enjoyable film telling a story one could actually understand nae even care about with good performances especially from Hailee Steinfeld who has been pretty excellent in everything I have seen her in most recently 'Spider man into the spider verse' and most notably 'True grit' for which she was nominated for an Oscar.

An entertaining film that shows us a brighter and more human future for the saga.

The only reason I'm giving it a 7/10 is simply due to the fact that this is the kind of movie it wants to be, a fun and enjoyable Transformers movie, with nothing much to it.

Waste of money waste of time.

's relationship also it was thrilling because everyone was discovering who they were and it was more Spielbergian also enjoyed the '80s atheistically and I appreciated his VW Beetle form Really Enjoyed The Return of Peter Cullen back as Optimus Prime.

The acting and storyline was disjointed and boring.

Predictable and easy plot, boring characters and action scenes, nothing new from the old transformers movies.

Good storyline mixed with the humorous moments made it a enjoyable movie.

Painfully repetitive, full of cliched emotions and abundance of bland actors so repulsive, I am thinking why I did not walk out.

made it that much more enjoyable.

Sadly the story is beyond formulaic.

A simple waste of money!

Scraping the no story, crinchy jokes, hard to follow action, and over the top CGI these movies are known for.

At the beginning was intense that I was in to it.

Such logical offenses prevent this from truly setting a solid landmark for the reboot of the franchise which is a shame because the movie has quite a bit of charm (save for John Cena's awfully cliched and bland character)

Nonetheless, I enjoyed it.

This also means that there are moments of slower paces when Bumblebee gets to know Hailee's character.

Waste of time!!.

Very enjoyable movie!

Good movie, I enjoyed it...

The style of the Transformers is amazing but the plot is boring and the large amount of scenes with people in them makes me not enjoy the film.

Too much expectations, too much hype, but gets the boring one at the end.

A coming of age story about a young girl and the stray dog she meets and adopts.

I give Bumblebee a thoroughly entertaining 7/10.

"Unforgettable" scenarist Christina Hodson's cookie-cutter screenplay is predictable pablum.

This was sooo slow, so unnesseary dialogue and no fun at all.

There are seeds of greatness in this movie and Hailee makes it worth watching.

Other than that, the movie was entertaining.

The pacing was slow, there was no story to fill in the time, just a bunch of driving around.

4,3 from 10, The movie was a waste of time, they ruined transformers.

Cena was more robot than bumblebee, no story, horrible acting, I wasted time and money on this.

Don't waste your time or money.

generally got bored and starting to wish they would end.

Jumps from one Bay cliche into the other accompanied by pompous special fx to mask the lack of proper acting.

Instead of Transformers running around amok there are basically three main transformers in the whole film and it makes things far more exciting.

While it's still an enjoyable movie, it isn't everything it could have been.

This film has as much action as any Transformers film that preceded it, but it also has an engaging relationship between Charlie and Bumblebee.

It's worth seeing and pretty darn entertaining.

Not that the occasional crudeness of Bay's movies should be an indicator of quality, but it made it so that the target audience was just mostly for the testosterone and adrenaline-filled, instead of the more universal appeal that Transformers should go for.

This makes for just a fun enjoyable movie.

Bumblebee, however, breathes life back in to the series - it's thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish and the cast are amazing, particularly Hailee Stenfield as Charlie.

Don't waste your time .

It's entertaining and knows how much to give before taking the toys away.

Predictable story, non-sensical plot, unnecessary cheesy moments.

I have enjoyed a rich 114 minutes every second, the characters are sympathetic, the actors are excellent, everything works like watches, the exciting story of building a relationship between Bumblebee and Charlie, there are a few Autobots and Decepticons and it is the best transformers movie.

A proof of how utterly disposable this character is for the plot is that before the final confrontation he volunteers to be left behind which is pointless as you would see if you've watched the movie.

Predictable and cliche characters, Jon Cena is terrible and I was bored.

Your kids will leave the theater with visions of Bumblebee merch dancing in their heads.

The story was not that bad, but not high standing, and very predictable.

I did not have very high expectations for this film, especially with its trailer, which I thought it was a boring film.

James Dyer Empire 'Bumblebee' is certainly the best example of what this franchise is meant to be, and should it continue on this path, the Transformers can become exciting and enjoyable all over again.

Unlike previous director Michael Bay, best known for his films overuse of explosions, military involvement, bland character development, Grotesque slow-motion, product placement and reuse of scenes, debuting director Travis Knight brings to life a film that replaces all of the above with a calmer new atmosphere.

Don't waste your time watching this rubbish.

Anyway, I just wanted to share how I thought this movie was very enjoyable in contrast to the negative reviews.

Predictable throughout.

T.. This partnership is the film's beating heart and draws us in as the pair's bond deepens - she training him like a giant, five-ton puppy and he filling the void left yawning by her loss.

A fantastic film, full of great actors, a compelling story.

I enjoyed it all, the acting, the action and really loved the VW beetle angle.

Started well but got bored halfway through.

The story line is just emotionless and bland.

Good entertaining movie...

But if you've seen the first TFs movie its kinda confusing with the Bumblebee movie in the timelime.

Enjoyable combination of prequel/spin-off/reboot set in the late 1980s, focusing on intrepid Autobot scout Bumblebee who's sent from Cybertron to Earth on a vital mission.

The plot was so predictable and the writers didn't even attempt to match up with the first Transformers movie.

Don't waste your time or money with this horrible teen romance movie .

The movie is action filled, humorous and thrilling.

Story telling is boring.

This movie is definitely a welcome change from the non-stop & pointless fight sequences!

This movie was below average, cliche, and downright stupid at points.

The biggest one being that this is a familiar story and the beats are predictable.

It isn't just a lot of special effects fight scenes, but an entertaining and engaging movie.

The army men are cliche and there's not enough action (not necessarily fights).

Boring tropes you've seen 100 times, the beat of the story was so predictable i considered walking out.

It shows this through the fight scenes and things like that, like towards the end of the movie there's a fight scene with Bumblebee and the decepticons where he finally defeats them, and the whole time you're on the edge of your seat because it builds up to that moment and you don't want Bumblebee to lose the fight.

Once as he is crashing to earth and one as he is fighting the other robot.. And man was it a boring cliche movie about a teen girl who does not fit in...

Luckily he did a damn good job in making a movie that is actually watchable and enjoyable.

With some battle sequences that are either on par or even surpassing the other Transformers movies, the adrenaline pumping action is fierce and engaging, although a bit dizzying.

I could watch this movie over and over again one of the best prequels I've seen the Transformers series I grown up with this from the very beginning is the best best action packed everything was to the T

The action scenes were bland, nothing we haven't seen before.

Instead they rather have two politically correct and drab deceptions acting as bounty hunters.

It brings the pacing down because the movie can't decide if it wants to be an action thriller or a personal movie and even though it kind of worked out in the end, a more fast paced approach would've worked in the movie's favor (Like maybe introduce the two decepticons with a fight scene instead of the end of the fight or something like the Helicopter transformer in T1 which was a cool action scene).

As the title says this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience!

Don't waste your time watching it, am sure u have better things to do or sleep

It's brought to life with a fantastically deft hand which allows the flick's robotic battles to actually be exciting, as they should have been from the very beginning, mainly because they're consistently well-choreographed - not to mention legible - and feature actual characters, regardless of their metallic nature.

Stunning visuals, great action and (surprisingly) "good" human performances.

Starting part and end part both are watchable, but in the middle you can feel something boring family drama and a girl-boy drama.

Unexpected good film of the year.

The key storylines and themes are boring and predictable and although this movie is PG, some of the plot inconsistencies are unforgivable.

Other than that the film was more enjoyable than all of the other Transformer films since the first.

Really enjoyed it.

It's a coming of age movie that delves into the psychie of pre adulthood and its challenges....

Certain continuity, pace and editing errors should be attributed to editor Paul Rubell, however, as a coherent whole, it is a resonant, overly enjoyable popcorn film that will delight all kinds of audiences, even the devotees of Bay and his exuberant filmmaking style.

I believe the bees that were shown are American Worker Bees, I really did think they were going to show bumblebees and got excited when i saw it but they're far too long to be bumblebees.

Some acting is better than others and comparisons can be drawn from other movies but it is still definitely worth watching.

I enjoyed it as much as all other Transformers movies.

I have only fell asleep 2 times in my 50 years of watching movies.

The 80s setting is almost too in your face, but I enjoyed it well enough.

Too much cliche things on plot, lack of action sequences.

this was the worst movie in a loooong time.

Enjoyable from start to finish.


Bumblebee has heart and action, and well worth the watch.

Blah blah snore.

Average action scenes, but good personnel scenes, all this makes it rather enjoyable and engaging.

The plot was rather weak and dull.

This entire plot and story was horribly predictable, and literally just one cliche piled on top of the other.

those movies are flawed but they are super entertaining, whereas you will only like this movie if you are cool with high school dramas (1 viewing) SPOILERS let's talk about some of the cliched moments.

The story is so predictable, the dialogs are so cringe and bad and nothing exciting never happens, the acting is bad except for Hailee.

Since china allows only few Hollywood movies that satisfy particular conditions (like Chinese investment or Chinese actors etc) to get screen time in china, which gives access to huge sums of ticket money, many Hollywood titles that have been overproduced and have outrun their charm (like Transformer) sell their production right to Chinese production houses who then produce the most cliche and stereotypical movies for Chinese audiences that will have slow motion action, overused drama and dialogues and dead childish plots.

No one is because Michael Bay's Transformers are boring, over stuffed and dark.

One of the worst movies that I have ever watched .

Worth the watch.

It became boring to watch the Transformers transform.

Full of excellent action scenes, great effects and an extremely exceptional and loyal visual adaptation, fantastic sound design and cinematography and Transformers designed with their own characteristics and exciting, finally giving a little life to the robberies.

As he should have been all along, Bumblebee was smaller and far weaker than in the previous movies, which makes for a more compelling and relatable hero who is courageous even when overpowered and outnumbered.

The Decepticons, the movie seems a bit of a mess but it all comes together with a final showdown, which was pretty intense.

" Save your money and watch The Iron Giant on Netflix.

Thank you so much for making this movie we really enjoyed it and hope we get the chance of watching more of Bumblebee and the transformers.

The story itself was pretty straight forward no plot twists that dramatically change the course of the film.

This film also has a great soundtrack, loads of intense action involving Battles between the Autobots and the Decepticons and the humans and is a film which is just completely awesome.

The first Transformers film was bold, loud and colourful with jaw dropping visuals but the sequels grew tiresome with ever increasing contrived storylines and the unfunny humour.

Honestly, I would have walked out of it didn't seem like my younger brother enjoyed it.

I just got back from seeing this in theater, and I was dragged to see this.

Definitely worth the watch.

It is predictable, bland and boring.

A very entertaining one.

Travis Knight probably wants to put in some elements to appeal to the young, but all those elements seem slow, meaningless, and boring.

This film is an excellent attempt to demonstrate the capacity and full potential of a well-made Transformers film, however, it falls a little behind with the boring narrative, full of opportunistic moments and clichés, including performances that stay flat on the floor.

Save your money.

Acting was terrible, storyline was predictable, CG was garbage, and the list goes on.

Michael Bay if it was the problem in the saga of transformers but not a new director I do not give anything new to the franchise is more I risk saying that he did too cliche , a person finds a being that is not from this planet and they become friends and together they will find a way to help each other, and while they have fun moments and entertaining action scenes that are not explosions every moment, the film does not meets all expectations, Travis Knight as director is very detailed to the transformations aua movements and details are much better than what has been done so far, sadly those details are visual and not plot, Hailee Steinfeld acts quite well and John Cena does a job that It makes me think that it is the same type of paper of Dwayne The Rock Johnson, in conclusion it is a film that although it is the best of transformers, the plot of these characters is in second flat to focus on topics too hackneyed, entertaining just that the perfect excuse for a child out wanting in a Christmas Bumblebee.

I enjoyed it.

The acting was ridiculously bad, the scenes idiotic and boring, and the doofus stepdad is so cliche, tired and extremely unfunny.

An absolute entertainer and good cgi made this film worth watching.

The fight scenes in general were all very exciting.

Story line very slow and predictable.

Lots of dialogue, very little action and a certified snoozer city.

There were so many similarities that it makes this movie boring and unoriginal.

The plot was incredibly predictable - really lazy writing with weak story line.

I wouldn't call it a keeper,but still enjoyable

Corny, clichéd, predictable.

So really to make a good film you need a straightforward plot, with engaging characters.

It's a highly enjoyable breath of fresh air and I'd recommended it to even those who have grown tired of seeing the 'Transformers' on the big-screen, especially since this seems like a soft reboot of sorts.

Coz here you aint getting enough action packed fun.

Very predictable and immature plot.

All in all its 80% out of 100 or 8 out of 10 its a really entertaining film and a really hope they do another film like this again, that time I will be waiting in line to see it with anticipation.

Nothing feels right about this movie, and I feel that in a rush to give this (a seemingly independent story) a happy ending, they went all outs to make it as cheesy and cliche as possible, to the point where one starts thinking what am I doing sitting in this theatre and wasting time on this nonsensical drama movie.

Transformers has become a dull, cheesy young teen girl romantic drama with some robot scenes.

I wanted to look away or leave the theater!!

The love interest predictable and programmed.

A bit boring.. .

The story is very strong, has alot of heart and doesnt beat you over the head with loud explosions, racial stereotypes and pointless side plots that go nowhere.

The set-pieces, as opposed to those of its predecessors, like the film itself, are much more restrained and compelling, not so groovy or showy because of a realism beautifully rendered with impressive digital effects that, even without high-resolution IMAX screens, endows action sequences with humanizing character.

It's an engaging turn from Steinfeld, and one that imbues this prequel with a poignancy not even attempted in the previous instalments.

Don't get what their problems were because this film was actually good in comparison to the others which were way too long & boring!

The CGI seemed worse than it was in 2007, the story was boring and lead nowhere, adding all this together I was just happy when it was finally over.

The comedy in it makes the movie a little more enjoyable to watch especially with younger kids.

The only thing that has me puzzled is the continuity as there's confusion over whether or not this is a reboot or a prequel given some conflicting elements.

Snore .

Bumblebee instead is slower-paced, taking its time to tell a story about a grieving, outcast girl connecting with a lost creature from another world.

Cliche .