On Monday the family and I hit up the Regal Gallery Place Stadium for the Bumblebee Movie screening. The Manchild was most excited about seeing the movie. He is into the Transformers and all about that Autobots vs. the Decepticons. For Babe and I, it was a flashback to our childhood.
Let me start by saying GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!! This movie is kid friendly in a way that the other Transformer movies are not. It is very family friendly and not vulgar at all.
Official synopsis: This pulse-pounding action-packed film is set in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
Each of us really enjoyed the movie, and we run the gamut in ages.
#1 This movie is a prequel to the Transformer movies so you get some backstory.
#2 It is action packed but less aggressive than the Transformer movies.
#3 You find out why Bumblebee doesn’t speak. I totally didn’t know.
#4 It is a feel-good story-line of friendship, love, grief, loyalty, and persistence. The parenting dynamic was one I could relate too.
#5 It is all the things we love about the ’80s! I was singing and dancing to the music. Mr. T cereal makes a cameo, and the fashion was so us back then. P.S. The kids today are totally jocking our 80’s style.
The Cast: The cast was perfect, John Cena [Agent Burns] was hilariously crazy. Stephen Schneider [Stepdad] has a strange funny about him, that cracked me up the entire time. Jason Drucker [Otis] is freaking hilarious, he is classic little brother. As a classic little sister, I totally get it. Jorge Lendeborg Jr. was a new face to me but he is so likable, he is totally the guy next door.
Auntie Angela Bassett is the voice of Shatter. I knew it was her the minute she started speaking. She was fierce, she took charge and kicked butt and tore up the questions that came later. Ha!
Me and my crew.
THE MOVIE IS IN THEATERS TODAY!