'Bumblebee' Featurette Shows the Robot as Girl's Best Friend
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.