It’s not just because people are more inclined to be more sensitive about a lot of things now. I would say my threshold for offensive comedy can be pretty high. In any generation though, I would expect that there is a common definition of right and wrong. I was born in the 80s but I was shocked by how this film presented teens of this generation — superficial, stupid, opportunistic. No, I can’t accept that this reflects the 80s generation as a whole. There is not one sensible person in this movie, not one.
All in all, Bumblebee was the ultimate underdog movie and a brilliant film about loyalty and friendship. Bumbleblee also set itself apart from the rest of the franchise for being more of a family movie than action adventure like its predecessors. Kudos to Christina Hodson for her excellent script and Travis Knight for his excellent direction. This installment was entertaining from start to finish and was a perfect prequel to jumpstart the rest of the franchise. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss it.