Bumblebees (2022) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)

It’s initiation night for the Bumblebees, and bets are on whether the new recruit can do what’s required.


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Anthea (Millicent Simmonds) watching Billie's intiation

It’s initiation night for the Bumblebees, and bets are on whether the new recruit can do what’s required.


Director(s) Sebastian Sdaigui
Screenplay By Carol Garlick
Date Released (Film Festival – Tribeca Film Festival) 6/13/2022
Genre(s) Action, Drama, Thriller, Young Adult
Duration 9 Minutes
Content Rating Not Rated
Noted Cast
Cyd Jackie Cruz
Athena Millicent Simmonds
Dirty Duke Beau Knapp
Billie Isabella Di Rienzo

This content contains pertinent spoilers.

Film Summary

It’s potentially do or die for Billie. A man named Dirty Duke is in the trunk, and in order to join the Bumblees, she has to kill him, and Cyd and Athena will watch and confirm they did what was required. But will Billie’s hesitance cause the girls to be hurt or killed, rather than Dirty Duke?

Things To Note

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: Violence (Gun Violence, Blood, Loss Of Eyeball)

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. Who started the Bumblebees and why?

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Cyd

Cyd (Jackie Cruz) preparing Billie for what's to come with Dirty Duke
“Cyd (Jackie Cruz) preparing Billie for what’s to come with Dirty Duke,” Sebastian Sdaigui, Bumblebees, 2022.

Cyd is tasked with managing Billie’s initiation and making sure Dirty Duke doesn’t live to tell what happened that night.

Athena

Athena is Cyd’s backup and another member of the Bumblebees, watching Billie’s initiation.

Dirty Duke

Dirty Duke (Beau Knapp) slightly injured, but ready to fight for his life
“Dirty Duke (Beau Knapp) slightly injured, but ready to fight for his life,” Sebastian Sdaigui, Bumblebees, 2022.

Dirty Duke is a target chosen for Billie to kill due to past deeds.

Billie

Billie is the new kid who wants to join the Bumblebees.

Review


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Our Rating: Mixed (Divisive)

Highlights

It’s More Violent Than Expected

Billie (Isabella Di Rienzo) with a bat wrapped in barbed wire
“Billie (Isabella Di Rienzo) with a bat wrapped in barbed wire,” Sebastian Sdaigui, Bumblebees, 2022.

It’s hard to know what to expect when it comes to shorts since they often want to pack a punch in a short amount of time but don’t always have the budget to do so. However, Dirty Duke’s fight for his life is far more violent than expected and keeps you engaged.

On The Fence

Wishing You Had a Little More Backstory

What led to the start of the Bumblebees? Who is watching from the cameras? Many questions go unanswered, and while the violence makes for a worthy distraction, it doesn’t compensate for the information you’ll likely want to understand the world the Bumblebees live in.

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Anthea (Millicent Simmonds) watching Billie's intiation
Bumblebees (2022) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
Overall
While entertaining to the point of wanting more, "Bumblebees" leans towards being violent to compensate for all you'd want for it to become a lasting memory.
Highlights
It's More Violent Than Expected
Disputable
Wishing You Had a Little More Backstory
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