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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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Two years after saving the world with the Autobots, Sam Witwicky Shia LaBeouf is away at college when an ancient Decepticon named "The Fallen" returns to Earth on a mission of vengeance. With the Allspark destroyed, the Autobots lose all hope of returning to their home planet of Cybertron, and begin working with an elite military known as NEST to hunt down any remaining Decepticons. But even as they fight for humanity alongside Major Lennox Josh Duhamel and USAF Master Sergeant Epps Tyrese Gibson, the Autobots ...
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Overview

Two years after saving the world with the Autobots, Sam Witwicky Shia LaBeouf is away at college when an ancient Decepticon named "The Fallen" returns to Earth on a mission of vengeance. With the Allspark destroyed, the Autobots lose all hope of returning to their home planet of Cybertron, and begin working with an elite military known as NEST to hunt down any remaining Decepticons. But even as they fight for humanity alongside Major Lennox Josh Duhamel and USAF Master Sergeant Epps Tyrese Gibson, the Autobots are acutely aware that not all humans are thrilled by their presence on planet Earth. When National Security Advisor Theodore Galloway John Benjamin Hickey wages a heated campaign aimed at exiling the giant robots back into space, head Autobot Optimus Prime agrees to comply with the voice of the people, while warning them of the potential consequences of leaving the planet unprotected. Meanwhile, Sam contends with an overly cocky college roommate, and attempts to remain faithful to Mikaela Megan Fox by fending off advances from pretty -- and persistent -- coed Alice Isabel Lucas. Just as Sam begins adjusting to the quirks of campus life, a series of inexplicable visions leaves him convinced that the struggle between good and evil is far from over. And he's correct, too, because the Decepticons have just discovered that Sam is the one human who possesses the ability to tip the balance of power to the Autobots' advantage, and they're determined to gain the upper hand by dispensing with him once and for all. Now, as Sam and Mikaela unearth a secret about the Transformers that alters the entire course of human history, the Decepticon known as The Fallen prepares to return -- and reclaim the plant once and for all.
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Special Features

Disc 1 ; ; Commentary by Director Michael Bay and Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman; ; Disc 2 ; ; The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge Of The Fallen; ; This Exciting "making of" Documentary Takes You to the Shoot on the Great Pyramids for a behind-the-scenes look. Discover the secrets of the Film's visual special effects with its unprecedented military access. ; NEST: Transformer Data Hub (SD); ; Blu-ray Exclusive - The Allspark Experiment
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Cammila Collar
Hooray for explosions! Michael Bay follows up his 2007 big-screen adaptation of the Transformers cartoon/toy franchise with the 2009 sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This installment is an even bigger spectacle than the first one, which is saying a lot for a movie about giant robots that turn into cars. It does fall prey to some of the same flaws as its predecessor -- namely that no film based on a toy needs to be two and a half hours long. But if you enjoyed the robo-spastic ride the first time, then you should be happy with this movie, too. And if you complained that the first movie was trite and lacking in character development, then you probably shouldn't even be reading this. The basic premise of the story is, of course, the same as in the first movie: a race of mechanical aliens called Transformers inhabit the earth, blending in with human society when they so choose by changing from their massive, humanoid-robot forms into cars, trucks, planes, etc. The good Transformers, who believe in truth, justice, and GM products, are called the Autobots, while the evil Transformers, who for various reasons would like to kill all humans, are called the Decepticons. This movie differs from the first one mostly because it focuses so hard on the fictional universe's apparently huge mythology. While Decepticon leader Megatron Hugo Weaving and his sniveling aide, Starscream Charlie Adler, continue to spearhead a destructive campaign against the earthlings and their Autobot protectors, the main villain is a character called The Fallen Tony Todd, who's taken from the comic. Once one of the original 13 Transformers, the former titan is now a zillion-year-old Giger-esque baddie who hangs out on what looks like a reused "machine world" storyboard from the Matrix movies. His glowing red eyes are set on moving to the earth's surface, however, where he can suck all the energy out of the sun. Other than him and a sometimes indistinguishable collection of new robotic faces, who usually get only one line in before the scene's over, Transformers 2 centers on the same group of characters. There's Sam Shia LaBeouf, a college freshman who enjoys a vague "chosen one" status among the Autobots, and Mikaela Megan Fox, his insanely hot girlfriend, who wears false eyelashes while repairing cars in the family body shop. There are also Sam's parents Kevin Dunn and Julie White, who inexplicably show up to add needless mushiness to battle scenes, and Major William Lennox Josh Duhamel, who does a good job of running around looking cut -- as there was no room to otherwise expand his character. But, once again, the real star of the show is Optimus Prime, voiced by original voice actor Peter Cullen. The legendary head Autobot is given a lot more screen time in this movie, and features prominently in many of the manic action sequences, some of which make use of the Transformers' stature for a cool Godzilla-type effect and some of which involve giant robots fist-fighting. Either way, Prime is likely to lead particularly excitable audiences toward momentous, hyper-adrenaline-fueled applause. Not to get down on the other bots the ones you can keep track of are sweet, but Optimus Prime does a lot for Transformers 2. Particularly for kids who grew up in the flicker of weirdly earnest '80s cartoons, Optimus Prime is stamped in the collective unconscious, a monomyth of the epic hero that plays in the back of your mind like the guiding spark of a zillion-megawatt light bar, custom mounted to the grille of God's own monster truck. You don't even have to be an old-school Transformers fan to pick up on the mythos -- he speaks in nothing but searing quips and infinite wisdoms, and he turns into a kickass Mack truck. So, even if Optimus Prime isn't your mental template for the warrior-king archetype, he still steals the show, and makes Transformers 2 more than just passable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/2009
  • UPC: 097360724141
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 2:29:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 30,923

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shia LaBeouf Sam Witwicky
Megan Fox Mikaela Banes
Josh Duhamel Major Lennox, Sergeant Lennox
Tyrese Gibson USAF Tech Sergeant Epps
Kevin Dunn Ron Witwicky
Peter Cullen Voice Only
Julie White Judy Witwicky
Ramon Rodríguez Leo
Isabel Lucas Alice
John Turturro Agent Simmons
John Benjamin Hickey , NSA Advisor Theodore Galloway
Rainn Wilson
Hugo Weaving Voice Only
Tony Todd Voice Only
Charlie Adler Voice Only
Technical Credits
Michael Bay Director, Executive Producer
Roger Barton Editor
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Producer
Ian Bryce Producer
Tom Desanto Producer
Brian Goldner Executive Producer
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Steve Jablonsky Score Composer
Ehren Kruger Screenwriter
Alex Kurtzman Screenwriter
Tom Muldoon Editor
Don Murphy Producer
Joel Negron Editor
Roberto Orci Screenwriter
Nigel Phelps Production Designer
Paul Rubell Editor
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Ben Seresin Cinematographer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Mark Vahradian Executive Producer
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    good entertaining movie

    excellent sound and visual effect.

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