Bumblebee brings us back to 1987.
Bumblebee 127 is one of the smaller transformers involved in the battle for his home planet and is sent to Earth to be its protector and to develop a place where his side can be safe.
Given the year this story takes place it is before the giant battles which have been on the screen recently occurred.
Hailee Steinfeld who doesn’t look any older than she did in her first film, is a young teen who is not one of the mean girls, repairs cars and has a mother who is in a kiss kiss relationship with a new boyfriend.
Steinfeld is a lonely teen and Bumblebee is alone and somewhat lost on his new planet Earth. While Steinfield is working to restore an old Corvette she accidentally uncovers an old yellow WV which catches her eye. Even though Bumblebee is battle scared Charlie (Steinfield) wants to revive him. Using her sweet side she is able to gain ownership of the little yellow car.
With her skill and Bumblebee’s ability to regenerate she is soon driving her new car, which suddenly turns into a transformer.
As the two become friends, we see the bad transformers looking for Bumblebee with the idea of taking over the planet where he has landed.
Much of the growing relationship between the yellow transformer and the lonely girl is in the script, but soon the evil ones arrive and we see battle after battle up to the climax on a tall tower.
In the beginning and the end there are over-the-top transformer battles similar to what we have seen over and over again. But the most enjoyable scenes involve the surprising relationship between the teen girl and her unusual transformer friend.