On the run in 1987 Bumblebee seeks refuge in a small California beach town aided by 18 year old.
At last a Transformer film we've been waiting for, granted it's smaller with more personal and self contained battles. It's probably the best autobot outing since the original animated Transformers the Movie. Thankfully The Transformers look more like the Generation 1 we fell in love with, reaffirmed with an opening of an excellent Cybertron war which we also see more of in a flashback midway in the running time.
It's funny and heart warming with some great action littered throughout. Along with the setting, props and the like it's packed with 80s music giving it a great retro vibe. Even though the Military are a bit hammy it echoes the cartoon series' tone. In the closing act a moment on the Goldengate Bridge offers nostglia overload followed by another scene in a forest.
Overall, a great Transformer movie with plenty of heart with a story which makes the Transformers fun and exciting all over again.