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Director: Michael Bay

Cast: Michael Bay, Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel


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The interstellar battle between the Autobots and Decepticons rains destruction down on planet Earth as director Michael Bay adapts Hasbro and Takara's popular Transformers franchise into a big-budget, live-action summer tentpole extravaganza in this ambitious sci-fi action feature starring Shia LaBeouf, See more details below


The interstellar battle between the Autobots and Decepticons rains destruction down on planet Earth as director Michael Bay adapts Hasbro and Takara's popular Transformers franchise into a big-budget, live-action summer tentpole extravaganza in this ambitious sci-fi action feature starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Bernie Mac, John Turturro, Jon Voight, and, of course, Optimus Prime and Megatron. Long ago, on the planet of Cybertron, a massive, powerful alien race divided into two factions, the noble Autobots, and the devious Decepticons. They fought for the sole access to a talisman known as the Allspark, a cube with the capacity to grant infinite power, and eventually the Autobots smuggled it off the planet's surface, hiding it in an unknown location on Earth. Now, hundreds of years later, the Deceptacons have come looking for it, and if the Autobots don't find it first, the Earth will be enslaved or destroyed by the evil aliens' use of its massive power. The Autobots don't know where the cube was hidden, but the information may be stored in the most unlikely of sources, as a gangly young Earthling named Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) who's just picked up his first car, has a strange connection to the Allspark's history, making him the unlikely ally of these enormous creatures, as they fight for humankind's survival and the chance to return home.

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All Movie Guide - Cammila Collar
The live-action adaptation of the Transformers franchise mixes a shot of the '80s cartoon, a dash of Michael Bay's signature brainless action style, and a pinch of Spielbergian wonder.This isn't a recipe for a perfect action movie, but if Bay knows anything, it's how to make a movie for 10-16 year old kids (and inner 10-16 year old kids). At its best moments, Transformers shuts off all critical thinking portions of your brain, enthralling you with metal-grinding action sequences and midriff-baring smart-but-tough girls wearing fake eyelashes and six coats of lip gloss. At it's worst, it's just a blur of video game characters. But again, for that target audience, the movie is a grand tale of great power and great responsibility, of good and evil, and of giant robots who kick major ass. There was much trepidation among the original show's fans when it was announced that, due to a corporate tie-in with GM, many of the characters would be transforming into different vehicles than they once did. For instance, Bumblebee, a spunky, young Autobot has always fittingly transformed into a yellow and black VW Beetle -- now turns into a Camaro. The muscle car of choice for high-school football players everywhere might not sound like the right alternate form for the beloved Autobot, but the truth is that the characters are spot on for the handful of lines they each get. The cosmetic changes only really matter in that they make the characters sometimes indistinguishable, especially while in motion. Though if the filmmakers wanted us to know or care about each individual Transformer, they would also have done better to cram fewer into the story. What makes the film pass instead of fail is original Optimus Prime voice Peter Cullen reprising his role. Cullen sounds like a cross between a badass action hero, the guy who does the movie trailers, and God. His voice, in combination with the actual character of Optimus Prime, creates the ultimate giant-robot incarnation of the archetypal warrior king: full of bravery, emanating wisdom, and frequently transforming into a kick-ass Mack truck. In Bay's universe, Optimus and his Autobot comrades find a perfect landscape for their epic struggle to defeat those who would use their power for evil. It's not just a universe of fast-paced power and style, but also a universe that almost begs even cynical viewers to recapture a childlike delight in entering a world where humanity's own magnificent saviors are 50-foot-tall robot aliens that turn into cars. For that 10-16 target audience, it probably won't have to ask twice.

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Performance Credits
Shia LaBeouf Sam Witwicky
Megan Fox Mikaela Banes
Josh Duhamel Sergeant Lennox
Tyrese Gibson USAF Tech Sergeant Epps
Rachael Taylor Maggie Madsen
Peter Cullen Optimus Prime
Jon Voight Defense Secretary John Keller
John Turturro Agent Simmons
Michael O'Neill Tom Banachek
Kevin Dunn Ron Witwicky
Julie White Judy Witwicky
Amaury Nolasco ACWO Jorge "Fig" Figueroa
Zack Ward First Sergeant Donnelly
Luis Echagarruga Ranger Team
Patrick Mulderrig Ranger Team
Brian Shehan Ranger Team
Michael Trisler Ranger Team
Ashkan Kashanchi Mahfouz
Rizwan Manji Akram
W. Morgan Sheppard Captain Witwicky
C.J. Thomason Sailor
Bernie Mac Bobby Bolivia
Carlos Moreno Manny
Jimmie Wood Bonecrusher
Johnny Sanchez Clown
John Robinson Miles
Travis Van Winkle Trent
Peter Jacobson Mr. Hosney
Glenn Morshower SOCCENT Sergeant
Frederic Doss SOCCENT Op-Centre Techs
Charlie Bodin SOCCENT Op-Centre Techs
Josh Feinman USAF Staff Sergeant
Chris Ellis Admiral Brigham
Steven Ford Four Star General
Michael Shamus Wiles Two Star General
Craig Barnett Air Force Major General
Brian Prescott Keller Aide
Scott Peat Pentagon Watch Commander
Colleen Porch Enlisted Aide
Brian Stepanek Sector Seven Agents
Jamie McBride Sector Seven Agent
Wiley M. Pickett Sector Seven Agent
Ronnie Sperling Lead Scientist
Sean Smith Scientist
Andy Milder R&D Team Leader
Brian Reece Moustache Man
Samantha Smith Sarah Lennox
Ravi Patel Telephone Operator
Rick Gomez Sheriff
Andy Dominguez Deputy
Mike Fisher Football Coach
Colin Fickes Analysts
Tom Lenk Analyst
Jamison Yang Analyst
Esther Scott Glen's Grandmother
Madison Mason CNN Reporter
Jeremy Jojola News Reporter
Jessica Kartalija News Reporter
Andrew Altonji Café Kid
Andrew Caldwell Café Kid
J.P. Manoux Witness
Pete Gardner Dad
Sophie Bobal Little Girl
Laurel Garner Mom in Car
Chip Hormess Boy in Car
Ray Toth Pilot
Dan Ferris Pilot
Michael Adams AWACS Controller
Ron Henry AWACS Controller
Benjamin Hoffman AWACS Controller
Michael McNabb AWACS Controller
Jason White AWACS Controller
Adam Ratajczak Control Tower Tech
Maya Klayn Socialite
Michelle Pierce Socialite
Odette Yustman Socialite
Bob Stephenson Xbox Guy
Anthony Anderson Glen Whitmann
Mark Ryan Bumblebee
Darius McCrary Jazz
Robert Foxworth Ratchett
Jess Harnell Ironhide,Barricade
Hugo Weaving Megatron
Jim Wood Bonecrusher
Reno Wilson Frenzy
Charlie Adler Starscream
James Brett Conductor
Nick Glennie-Smith Conductor

Technical Credits
Michael Bay Director,Executive Producer
Erik Aadahl Sound/Sound Designer
Ismail Acar Animator
Terry Ahue Stunts
Charles Alleneck Animator
Antonio Almaraz Costumes/Costume Designer
Jimmy Almeida Animator
C. Mitchell Amundsen Cinematographer
Mitchell Amundsen Cinematographer
Christopher Aud Sound Editor
Michael Babcock Sound Editor
Ivan Bates Stunts
Ken Bates Co-producer
Mike Beaulieu Animator
John Berger Set Decoration/Design
Craig Berkey Sound Editor
Steve Bissinger Sound Editor
Jeremy Bolan Animator
Michael Bomagat Animator
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Executive Producer
Paul Borne Stunts
Ian Bryce Executive Producer
Brent Burge Sound Editor
Stacey Carino Stunts
Derrick Carlin Animator
Central Casting Casting
Tony Cecere Stunts
Brian Christensen Stunts
Allegra Clegg Co-producer
Matthew Cohan Associate Producer
Sean Curran Animator
Tony DeSanto Producer
Tom Desanto Producer
Peter Devlin Sound Mixer
Christopher Duskin Camera Operator
Dave Emmerichs Camera Operator
Richard Epper Stunts
Tom Erickson Stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks Stunts
Christian Fletcher Stunts
Cameron David Folds Animator
Phil Carr Forster Casting
John Frazier Special Effects Supervisor
Chuck Frazier Special Effects Supervisor
Chad S. Frey Set Decoration/Design
Beat Frutiger Art Director
Kai Garcia Stunts
Mark Ginther Stunts
Brian Goldner Executive Producer
Jean-Denis Haas Animator
Tom Harper Stunts
Sean Haworth Art Director
Geoff Hemphill Animator
Warren Hendriks Sound Editor
Alejandro Hernández Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Hicks Stunts
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Allen Holbrook Animator
P.K. Hooker Sound Editor
Gregory Scott Hooper Set Decoration/Design
David Hugghins Stunts
Michael Hugghins Stunts
Steve Jablonsky Score Composer
Sally Jane Jackson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Matt Jerome Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Brian Johnson Stunts
Andrew L. Jones Set Decoration/Design
Dave Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Jimmy Jue Casting
Michael Kase Stunts
Kevin Kavanaugh Art Director
Peter Kelly Animator
Steve Kelso Stunts
Makota Koyama Animator
Alex Kurtzman Original Story,Screenwriter
Nito Larioza Stunts
Michelle Lewitt Casting
Brock Little Stunts
Mike Majesky Stunts
Jeff Mann Production Designer
Matt McColm Stunts
Michelle McGonagle Associate Producer
Alan Meyerson Sound Mixer
Christopher Mitchell Animator
Erik Morgansen Animator
Tom Muldoon Editor
Don Murphy Producer
Thai Nguyen Animator
Roberto Orci Original Story,Screenwriter
R.C. Ormond Stunts
Thom Owens Casting
Randy Peters Stunts
Denney Pierce Stunts
Jakub Pistecky Animator
Mark Powers Animator
Kevin Quaid Animator
Jay Rennie Animator
John Robers Original Story
John Rogers Original Story,Screenwriter
John Rogers Original Story,Screenwriter
Laurence Todd Rosenthal Stunts
Paul Rubell Editor
Kosta Saric Editor
Jeff Sawyer Sound Editor
Glen Scantlebury Editor
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Theodore H. Sharps Set Decoration/Design
David Shirk Animator
Robert Shoup Sound Editor
Ray Siegle Stunts
Brian Simpson Stunts
Kristin Solid Animator
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Vladimir Tevlovski Stunts
Greg Towner Animator
Delio Tramontozzi Animator
Mark Vahradian Executive Producer
Lisa Vargas Casting
Aaron Walters Stunts
Simon Warnock Asst. Director
Garrett Warren Stunts
Wendy Washbrook Casting
Mel Wesson Songwriter
Jamy Wheless Animator
Darrell L. Wight Set Decoration/Design
Andy Wong Animator
Merritt Yohnka Stunts

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