Bumblebee ★★★½

Laika animation director Travis Knight has completely refreshed the noisy live action Transformers franchise taking over from the bombastic Michael Bay (a producer here) for this prequel. Stripped down and set in the 1980s heyday of the actual toy and its cartoon spin-off, Bumblebee is a totally charming, scaled-down take on the transforming robots in disguise.

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