A new "Bumblebee" featurette humanizes the robot.
The video centers on star Hailee Steinfeld, but given her character's bond with the Transformer, he gets plenty of screen time, too. We see what a special relationship they have, and it's pretty darn touching. Not only does Steinfeld describe Bumblebee as her character's best friend, she says that "he would do anything to save Charlie."
Perhaps the best moment is when she asks Bumblebee if he has any family and he points to her. We'd say you'd have to be a robot not to be touched, but clearly at least some robots in this film are capable of strong feelings.
"Bumblebee" is a prequel to the Transformers series and takes places in 1987. It follows Charlie and Bee after she buys him in a junkyard, thinking he's an ordinary VW bug. She soon discovers he's not, of course, and the two face significant threats.
"Bumblebee" hits theaters Dec. 21.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen. Read More