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 Beatle.
This solo outing for a key member of the Transformers team is an '80s inflected delight, recalling the best Hollywood filmmaking from the period with a heavy dose of charm and wonder. And a little drop of Rick Astley to boot.