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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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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Transformers
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. Chapter 21
22. Chapter 22
23. Chapter 23


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Transformers 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
RobbieBobby44 More than 1 year ago
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!
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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.
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Yellowenglish More than 1 year ago
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.
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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
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thyinsanejuggalo More than 1 year ago
amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great movie- effects are awesome
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!