Reviews: Bumblebee (2018)

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  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s not only better than the previous installments of the franchise, it’s a genuinely moving and exciting blockbuster that brings wit and heart to classic coming-of-age themes.
  • Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Nostalgic without being mindlessly retro; a sweet, heartfelt girl-and-her-alien-robot-car action-adventure buddy dramedy that hits all the right notes. Hailee Steinfeld is terrific, and there’s not a whiff of Michael Bay to be found.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Travis Knight takes the story back to the ’80s, an era when the Transformers fan base first fell in love with the Autobots, and fashions a Spielberg-type coming-of-age tale about a girl and her car. The audience, who believes they know better after five sensory-numbing spectacles, inch cautiously toward a Transformers franchise which has jilted them before, but earns back some respect.
  • [New] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: If you always wanted to feel something—anything—in a “Transformers” movie with the bonus of a pleasing ‘80s soundtrack, now is your chance.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: The most earnest, heartfelt cynical cash grab.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Hodson and Knight therefore go beyond just creating the franchise’s best chapter. They expose how toxic the others are.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Taking time away from action-based spectacle means we can get to know the characters, appreciate the bonds that form, and have fun seeing a sense of wonder fill the screen, as a young woman befriends a robot.
  • Frank Ochieng @ rec.arts.movies.reviews
    • Excerpt: Undoubtedly energetic, infectiously witty, and resourcefully feisty…frenzied family fun entertainment with a notable message about belonging and feeling connected. The film’s pounce-and-pathos mantra is refreshingly poignant and invigorating
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Plenty of loud and dumb still comes out of Bumblebee, but at least the pompous hubris and sophomoric fixations that fuel it are exchanged for those three missing elements of tone, character, and heart.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: ‘Bumblebee’ manages to feel very big and exciting while remaining very centered on its personal story of friendship. Easily the best ‘Transformers’ movie in the franchise.
  • Danielle Solzman @ Solzy at the Movies