TransformersDirector: Michael Bay
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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Cast & Crew
|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|
|W. Morgan Sheppard||Captain Witwicky|
|Bernie Mac||Bobby Bolivia|
|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|
|Andy Milder||R&D Team Leader|
|Brian Reece||Moustache Man|
|Samantha Smith||Sarah Lennox|
|Ravi Patel||Telephone Operator|
|Mike Fisher||Football Coach|
|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|
|Sophie Bobal||Little Girl|
|Laurel Garner||Mom in Car|
|Chip Hormess||Boy in Car|
|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|
|Bob Stephenson||Xbox Guy|
|Anthony Anderson||Glen Whitmann|
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This movie has little to do with childhood memories of the Generation 1 group. Makes no difference though. This movie introduces the world to the concept of these characters, and it does it well for the general audience. Of course, this means that fans in their 30s who thought this would be a movie all about the way they think the franchise must be portrayed will be disappointed. Then again, I doubt anyone with such standards would ever be happy even if it copied the 20+ yr old cartoons word-for-word. That said, this movie is a blast and you should just watch it with an open mind.
I LOVED this movie. The Transformers were my favorite toy - nothing else could compete with them. While I don't have the original cartoon episodes (but will, someday), I do own the original movie. The upgrade features fantastic graphics and a soundtrack that mixes hard-rockin' tunes with orchestral works. The jokes had me doubled over with laughter as they were perfectly attuned to a modern audience, and having veteran actors like John Turturro and Jon Voigt were excellent casting decisions. Shia was superb as the high school kid turned hero/ally to the most powerful creatures in the galaxy. Megan Fox and the blonde Australian gal were absolutely gorgeous. As for the big guys, most were just as I remembered them. Megatron: tough as nails, always to be feared because he was so damn savage. Seriously, he could always take a tremendous beating and not really think anything of it. They even let him kill one of the main Autobots and take Optimus to fight school in this one (payback briefly issued in the forest in the next movie, of course). I also liked the idea to let him turn into a plane rather than a gun to be held by one of his underlings. Starscream? Still the quintessential sycophant when reporting to his boss, but otherwise very capable of f'ing up an Autobot's day in battle. Peter Cullen voicing Optimus was a masterstroke. Bumblebee was cool in a somewhat understated way - having to communicate with radio quotes rather than an actual voice. But the visual touches - the Autobot image in his steering wheel, the "Bee-otch" and disco ball hanging on the rearview mirror and the racing stripes and upgrade to a current-model Camaro were all fantastic. A complete rock-em, sock-em action/sci-fi roller coaster made even better with hip dialogue and virtually non-stop humor. Fun fun fun!
Wonderful This introduced a new generation to the Transformers and honored the Inner Child in many Adults. The Autobots and Dicepticons were alive, smart and individual. This gave Megan and Shia their careers, and the chemistry between them was irresistible. This was wonderful.
Do you enjoy an action packed film with incredible stunts? Transformers will always be an awesome movie because it¿s filled with action packed stunts, well known actors and it really did good in the box office. There were 3 movies in the series but this movie explains it all from the beginning because it¿s the first film. Transformers stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel. Transformers has a Sci-Fi and Action themed genre. It won an award from The Visual Effect Society and it was nominated for three academy awards for Best Visual, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing. It was based on the Transformers toy line that has been around for years. Transformers is filled with mind blowing stunts. One stunt has one of the army men getting swung around by a scorpion shaped robot. Another is when a police car keeps trying to run over Sam Witwickey (aka Shia). The Decepticons try to crush him. A really scary scene has sam running up a building being chased by Megatron then same falls off. Finally, Prime catches him. Some of these stunts kept you wondering what was going to happen next. There are well know actor in this series. Starting with Megan Fox she is well known for movies and sitcoms. Examples are Hope and Faith, Confessions of a teenage Drama Queen, and Jennifer¿s Body. Next we have Shia LaBeouf who started out on Even Stevens and Holes then moved away from family friendly roles. Examples are I, Robot, Constantine, Disturbia and Bobby. Last we have Josh Duhamel who started out on All My Children on ABC also he was on ABC¿s Las Vegas. He is married to a popular singer named Fergie. Josh has also been in music videos. Transformers did really good in the box office. It grossed over 700 million dollars. Even though it wasn¿t rated high by the critics it turned out to be a good movie. It had funny moments and even scary ones. Whoever bought a ticket was very lucky. Transformers is an awesome movie because it is filled with action packed stunts, well know actors and it did really good in the box office. Transformers is an enjoyable movie and very action filled. It had mind blowing stunts that kept you on the edge of your seat. It had people you have seen on your own Television screen. Transformers was an outstanding movie.
this is the awsome movie they ever made the cartoon original movie looks good but i never seen it yet this movie blow me a way one of the best movie every made in history
I thought the movie rocks. My youngest son was a fan of the old Transformers TV show and he and I absolutely adored the new flick. Great special effects and the "love story" made the movie even more special. Julian needs to stick to the Godfather movies and all that gory stuff. Get a grip.
Transformers is a great action, adventure movie. I saw it at one theater in HD and it was awesome!!!! I saw it again at another theater and was still caught up in the plot and the action although I have to admit that HD added to the movie. I didn't grow up playing with Transformers (after my time) and so I was looking forward to learning how the film was going to come up with a reason for their being here. I liked the way the director/producer built the suspense before the Transformers were finally introduced. Definitely getting this one in HD! Put in the DVD, kick off your shoes, grab a soda and some popcorn and hang on for the ride!!! GREAT escape movie for the viewer!!!!
Great movie- effects are awesome
I loved this movie. It had an amazing plot and dazzling special effects. I liked it so much I saw it FIVE TIMES. I am planning to go see it in IMAX as well. I'm stoked for the DVD release. I'll love to be able to see Bumblebee whenever I want. A word to the sceptical: I didn't know a single thing about the Transformers before I saw this movie. I got hooked. This movie is "more than meets the eye" and actually has a great story to it. Oh, and a word to Julian, this film had plenty of 'bot scenes, Shia and Meghan were great in this movie, and it got a 4.8 out of 5 stars rating on Regal Cinema's site. People, this was an awesome movie. I think it was the best movie of the summer.
Transformers is the best film of the summer! The action is hypnotizing, the onscreen chemistry is superb, and the CGI is far better than even The Matrix or even I, Robot. When the Allspark, a cube of extraordinary power, crashes on Earth, the Decepticons chase after it in the hopes of creating an evil army of robots. At the same time, the Autobots land on earth to also take the sphere, but they want it to restore their world and their species. When the humans get involved, the race is on to acquire the cube for the Autobots. But will they succeed? I found that the romance between Sam and Mikaela in the film was faster than any movie, but that didn’t slow down the action one bit. Peter Cullin as Optimus Prime really was a perfect choice for the role of the leader of the Autobots. This is a great movie. Get it and watch it. You won’t be disappointed!
It's true that the main characters don't have much on-screen chemistry but Shia is a good actor. They have to introduce the characters and how they affect the world as we know it so the general audience can follow along. Visually the movie is a treat although at times I thought they made Optimus Prime seem a little foolish. Fans of the original cartoon will not be disappointed - you can quickly get over the fact that they look nothing like the Generation 1 characters, since they are so likeable.
As a fan of Transformers going back to 1984, I was highly disappointed with this movie. The only good thing about it was the quality of the CGI used to render the robots, despite the poor designs of said robots. The plot was a typical action movie plot, with no development. Most of the robots, who were little more that guest stars in their own movie, got no character development. On top of that, you have a story that treated the franchise, which has been successful for 20+ years, with little to no respect. All in all, this movie was not what I was hoping for, but it was everything I was expecting. This was the wrong team for this movie, and the movie shows it. If you have an IQ, avoid this movie.
I loved this adaptation of Transformers. When I first heard that Transformers was going to be out in theaters, I thought that it was going to be a kiddy film. However, when I saw the trailer, it was clear to me that this wasn’t a kiddy film! There is plenty of action, story, and a little room for romance too. Michael Bay made Transformers the way it is support to back in the 1980. It is so awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! And a word to Julian, it sounds that the romance ruined everything to you! Plus too, Megan Fox was well suited for the role, so just be quiet and watch your crummy films.
Oh my god, who doesn't love transformers? (I loved all the hot guys in it!!!) They turned a classic into a hot new movie!!!!!!!!!