July 3rd, 2007

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An ancient struggle reerupts on Earth between two extraterrestrial clans, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a young teenager.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 7.2/10 (268,036 voted)

Critic's Score: 61/100

Director: Michael Bay

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel

A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war is being waged between the noble Autobots (led by the wise Optimus Prime) and the devious Decepticons (commanded by the dreaded Megatron) for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possesses it. The Autobots managed to smuggle the Allspark off the planet, but Megatron blasts off in search of it. He eventually tracks it to the planet of Earth (circa 1850), but his reckless desire for power sends him right into the Arctic Ocean, and the sheer cold forces him into a paralyzed state. His body is later found by Captain Archibald Witwicky, but before going into a comatose state Megatron uses the last of his energy to engrave into the Captain's glasses a map showing the location of the Allspark, and to send a transmission to Cybertron. Megatron is then carried away aboard the Captain's ship...

Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman

Shia LaBeouf - Sam Witwicky
Megan Fox - Mikaela Banes
Josh Duhamel - Captain William Lennox
Tyrese Gibson - USAF Tech Sergeant Epps
Rachael Taylor - Maggie Madsen
Anthony Anderson - Glen Whitmann
Jon Voight - Defense Secretary John Keller
John Turturro - Agent Simmons
Michael O'Neill - Tom Banacheck
Kevin Dunn - Ron Witwicky
Julie White - Judy Witwicky
Amaury Nolasco - ACWO Jorge "Fig" Figueroa
Zack Ward - First Sergeant Donnelly
Luis Echagarruga - Ranger Team
Travis Van Winkle - Trent DeMarco

Taglines: Their war. Our world.


Official Website: CJ Entertainment [South Korea] | Official site [Ukraine] |

Release Date: 3 July 2007

Filming Locations: 2182 W 24th St, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: NZD 1,700,183 (New Zealand) (1 July 2007) (85 Screens)

Gross: $709,709,780 (Worldwide) (8 November 2007)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The rock band Mute Math composed a rock version of the The Transformers theme song, but there was no suitable point to place it in the film.

Factual errors: The Ranger and the Airborne patch are never worn together, as shown on Lennox's fatigues. A person can be Airborne and Ranger QUALIFIED at the same time, but they can never be PART of both at the same time.

[first lines]
Optimus Prime: Before time began, there was the Cube. We know not where it comes from, only that it holds the power to create worlds and fill them with life. That is how our race was born. For a time, we lived in harmony. But like all great power, some wanted it for good...

User Review

Don't shy away from "Transformers"...this is in no way a kids movie

Rating: 6/10

I went to see an advance screening of "Transformers" tonight, and I walked out of the theater in disbelief. Not because the movie wasn't what I thought it would be, but on the contrary, it was so much more than I had ever expected.

Going into the theater, I was expecting a corny kids movie with decent acting and a fantastic, unrealistic plot. Needless to say the plot was indeed fantastic and unrealistic, but it was all kept in check with solid acting and the most incredible display of visual effects that I have EVER seen. Most...actually almost all of the acting credit in this movie has to go to Shia LaBeouf, whom is quickly becoming a Hollywood star after recently giving an excellent performance in the thriller "Disturbia". It was another great performance from Shia in "Transformers", with his clever wit still ever present.

However, the most impressive aspect of "Transformers" was most certainly the special effects. The robot vs. robot fight scenes were, in a word, remarkable. I didn't know that modern day special effects could produce images so fantastic AND realistic, to the point where the robots didn't seem computer generated at all. The interaction between human and robot was beautiful and flawless. It seemed like the actors were actually interacting with real, 50 foot tall robots during the movie. "Transformers" will, without a doubt, be the pioneer for future cinematic visual effects.

The plot may have been a little unrealistic and some of the acting a little sketchy at times, but it does not in any way override what was truly an entertaining movie. The plot simply stayed true as best it could to the cartoon story without becoming overly ridiculous or corny. When I say unrealistic, that does not mean "cartoon-corny". In fact, I would recommend that ANYONE over the age of 13 go to see this movie. I promise you won't be disappointed.

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