New Film Discussion: ‘Bumblebee’ (2018) Open Thread

Bumblebee hits theaters today. The sixth installment in the popular Transformers franchise, and first prequel, sees Travis Knight attempt to restart the love for this series.

What did you think of the film? Was it an improvement over Age of Extinction and The Last Knight? Did the 1980s time period setting work? Was this the Transformers film you’ve been waiting for? How was the acting? Do you want to see a sequel?

Synopsis: On the run 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.