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The Galloway News - - REVIEWS -

ways they are both out­siders who have had close fam­ily mem­bers taken away from them.

Kubo and the Two Strings di­rec­tor Travis Knight does a top job with his first live-ac­tion film, hon­our­ing Trans­form­ers fans with an nos­tal­gic, old-school Bum­ble­bee and Op­ti­mus Prime and re­ward­ing au­di­ences with a brighter colour palette and, un­like in pre­vi­ous se­ries en­tries, it’s al­ways clear who is fight­ing who.

The Eight­ies set­ting was an in­spired choice as it dif­fer­en­ti­ates Bum­ble­bee from its pre­de­ces­sors; the rock-fu­elled sound­track is bril­liant.

John Cena’s square- jawed Agent Burns is a generic pres­ence who adds lit­tle but it’s nice just to touch upon mi­nor quib­bles in a Trans­form­ers flick that of­fers hope to the fran­chise’s fu­ture.

Best mates The lead duo are a treat to­gether

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