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Transformers (2007)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  3 July 2007 (USA)
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An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.

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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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£8,718,561 (UK) (27 July 2007)

Gross:

$318,759,914 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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Trivia

This film holds the record for the biggest opening week for a NON-sequel with $152.5 million. The former record holder was Spider-Man (2002) with $151.6 million. See more »

Goofs

In the initial fight scenes between Bumblebee and Barricade. There will be a time when Barricade is backed up against the camera (facing away from the camera.) Notice the gap of the wheel well. It's huge! There is no rear right wheel. Director's commentary stated they had some problems with the mustangs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Optimus Prime: 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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Crazy Credits

When the DreamWorks and Paramount logos appear, they are accompanied by a series of robotic sounds. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Leading Man with Reed Birney (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

What I've Done
Written by Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon (as Robert Bourdon), Brad Delson,
Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda and Phoenix Farrell (as Dave Farrell)
Performed by Linkin Park
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Transformers fans will be pleased! Incredible Movie!
14 June 2007 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

Michael Bay doesn't disappointed us. I've seen Transformers in a press screening today, and I'm under the film's impression right now. The robots are cool as much as they can be. Bay's vision about the cult-comic and animation of the eighties has become one of the greatest effect-movie of all time. However I must disapprove that the Decepticons lost their personality, they're just mainly destroying and killing machines, Megatron and Starscream are more complex characters like they're featured in the movie. But I don't want to tease. Spielberg and Bay has created a gigantic, spectacular and funny summer blockbuster movie, that the sequel manufacturer studios can consider as an example. So, Transformers is more than meets the eye! And by the way OPTIMUS RULES!!!!


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