As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
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. A century later, Captain Witwicky's grandson Sam Witwicky (nicknamed Spike by his friends) ...Written by
Q. Leo Rahman
(at around 42 mins) Producer Don Murphy originally planned to make G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), but in 2003 he negotiated with the Hasbro Company for a The Transformers (1984) film instead. However, the soldiers in the film were inspired by G.I. Joe, and one of its characters is mentioned during the Scorponok desert attack (a pilot calls for "Falcon Ops"). See more »
(at around 1h 7 mins) The amount of donut on Glen's plate while he and Maggie were in the interrogation room keeps changing. After Glen eats the donuts and finishes, only half of a donut remains. But when the FBI agents walk in, it can clearly be seen that there is one and a half donuts on the plate. And when the agent slides the plate to the center of the table, there is only a half donut on the plate again. See more »
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, others for evil. And so began the war. A war that ravaged our planet until it was consumed by death, and the Cube was lost to the far reaches of space. We scattered across the galaxy, hoping to find it and rebuild our home. ...
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The DreamWorks and Paramount logos are accompanied by a series of robotic sounds. See more »
An extended version of the film was released on September 21, 2007 to IMAX theaters. Among the additions scenes:
Sam's interrogation by the police officers runs longer, ending the detectives showing Sam the famous "This is Your Brain on Drugs" PSA
Upon arriving at the Hoover Dam, Agent Simmons gives a much longer speech about Sector 7 and what they do.
When Capt. Lennox acquires the old walkie-talkies from the pawn shop, he's seen arguing with the pawn shop clerk about the price.
This film is all about one thing for me watching big robots beating each other up and in this film that was a success. The autobots led by Optimus Prime are in a battle with their long enemies the Decepticons of this greater power called the All Spark. With many scenes and performances by the human actors we get to the final fight scene which is literally one of the craziest fighting scenes ever. The performance of Shia Labeouf, Megan Fox and the other soldiers are good but the whole point of this film really is around all these transformers fighting and when they do it is a marvel. Michael Bay is well known for big explosions and action but in this film it is perfect and he gets these encounters between these different transformers as good as it possibly gets. This film is fun, exciting and action packed leading to a great 2 1/2 hours that are fun and easy to watch.
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