Rotten Tomatoes has revealed the Tomatometer score for Travis Knight's Bumblebee, and the Transformers spinoff is getting an extremely positive early reception.
Currently, Bumblebee is sitting at 100% approval rate among critics. However, as there are only fifteen reviews for the film listed on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie hasn't been "Certified Fresh." It's entirely possible the score will decrease as more reviews roll in.
Still, this is definitely a good sign for Bumblebee. If its score holds steady, the movie will become the highest-rated film in the Transformers franchise. For comparison, 2007's Transformers earned 58%, 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen fell to 19%, 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon did better at 35%, 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction fell lower to 18% and -- finally -- 2017's Transformers: The Last Knight hit a series low of 16%.
Several critics praised the film as the Transformers movie fans have always wanted, with Variety's Peter Debruge writing, "Bumblebee is basically the movie that fans of the 1980s animated series wanted all along." Provided this critical praise spurs people to see the film, Bumblebee could go on to become another financially successful installment in the Transformers film franchise, which has grossed over $4.38 billion worldwide.
Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) from a script by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey), Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Pamela Adlon, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos, and Gracie Dzienny. The film arrives on December 21.