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Bumblebee Blu-Ray Review

April 2, 2019 at 2:15am

This really is the best of the Transformers movies, and it's surprising that they were able to deliver such an emotional character driven experience. In this tale we get to see one badass segment on Cybertron with just a pile of classic characters. They're battling, but this war is lost and they need to leave. The brave Bumblebee is sent ahead as a scout in order to keep a potential new planet called Earth, safe from threats.

Things don't go well and this character needs to kick it into high gear. There are more problems and eventually we find this now amnesia rebooted bot learning about life with Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld). She's someone that's lost a close individual and is trying to move past that with a new car. It's not brand new, but there's a confidence there that she can fix it up. The narrative largely revolves around her and it strikes a great balance for a truly enjoyable time. It's nice to get a film like this from the franchise, one that keeps things intimate and grounded as opposed to just ridiculous.
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Bumblebee Special Features

The Bumblebee Blu-Ray comes with a number of special features. These are available to view on the traditional Blu-Ray disc as one package. They include the following selections that can be viewed as a bundle or individually. "Bee Vision"; "Sector 7 Archive", "Bringing Bumblebee to the Big Screen".

Each of these have multiple smaller video segments that help expand the content. There are also outtakes and many, many deleted scenes. The extra scenes were fascinating as some of them really could have potentially changed the tone of the film. There are also characters that are entirely absent from the main movie shown there.

The Conclusion

The Bumblebee Blu-Ray package brings an excellent selection of extra special features and one very enjoyable movie. It has characters that get development, enough action and it delivers a really good experience. It's a lot of fun, while having heart and something special that the original live action series just lacked. That spark of fun, balanced against characters that matter. Except her close pal, he didn't do much. All of this within a plot where it's not exactly the end of the world, a more intimate setting.

There are some fun jokes, it's a well set time piece and there are solid tunes to carry across the whole journey. It looks fantastic, there's incredible quality and detail in the robots. The old school generation style was fantastic and I went crazy seeing the original designs during that Cybertron opening. This is really worth checking out, if you have the option for a 4k Blu-Ray copy I do suggest that. I imagine the boost in resolution and the HDR would be highly beneficial here.

Bumblebee Blu-Ray Review
Provided by Paramount Home Media Distribution

Rating Overall: 8.4

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner