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Shia LaBeouf and "Bumblebee"
Bumblebee is a little different from film to film; however, he's always bright yellow and always a bit of a smart mouth, too. (Creative Commons/flickr/blackplastic)
Bumblebee is a little different from film to film; however, he's always bright yellow and always a bit of a smart mouth, too. (Creative Commons/flickr/blackplastic)

Director Michael Bay's "Transformers" live action film adaptations of the comics and cartoons have been compared to feature-length General Motors commercials. That's in large part because the human star of the first three installments, Shia LaBeouf, is BFFs with his Chevy Camaro, which happens to be a robot in disguise known as Bumblebee. Bumblebee goes on to star in the upcoming fourth film (due out in 2014), even though LaBeouf does not. LaBeouf and Bumblebee had a good run together, however, as they (and a crew of stunt drivers) raced through major cities, attempting to keep the evil Decepticons (the Transformer bad guys) from blowing everyone up.

Although LaBeouf spends quite a bit of time behind the wheel on camera, most of the stunt driving was left to the pros -- the better to navigate crashes, explosions, massive evil robots and the like. And although Bumblebee is a car, and cars shouldn't really change whenever they feel like it, he's also a Transformer, and is, therefore, granted some liberties. To that end, Bumblebee is a little different from film to film, showcasing the latest and greatest Camaro upgrades that Chevy could come up with between each new film's release. Always bright yellow, always a bit of a smart mouth, and always with the hope of getting Chevy fans to their local dealerships.


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