Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux, Angela Bassett
Why We're Watching
As a prequel, Bumblebee has the same sense of wonder and discovery that captured us in the beginning of the Transformers universe in 2007. The Autobot Bumblebee was the iconic yellow and black Chevy Camaro introduced in that very first live-action movie. Twenty years before that, however, Bumblebee was a Volkswagen Beetle, in a California beach town junkyard. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld) takes him home as her eighteenth birthday present, and finds out that her new car, and herself, are becoming embroiled in the very beginning of a war that has travelled across worlds – and come to Earth.