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Transformers (2007)

PG-13 | | 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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This July, our world will be transformed. See more »

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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Release Date:

3 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prime Directive  »

Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,502,384 (USA) (6 July 2007)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film contains references to "More Than Meets the Eye", The Transformers (1984)'s three-part pilot:
  • Both Sam and Optimus Prime say the title in their lines;

  • Megatron is frozen at Hoover Dam, referring to the first battle between Megatron and Optimus Prime (set on the fictional Sherman Dam);

  • and Optimus carries an energon blade and Megatron carries a flail (both used these against each other in the above battle, while not in this film).

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When the gunship rolls in on Scorponok, the special effects show gunfire coming from the forward part of the gunship. The aircraft shown is an AC-130H Pave Spectre, which has not carried armament in the forward compartments for many years now. Further to that the request was for 105mm howitzer shells, the rate of fire from both weapons is more indicative of the 25mm cannon from an AC-130U interlaced with the occasional 40mm Bofors round. See more »


[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

SPOILER: There are three scenes in the closing credits: two of them have Ron and Judy Witwicky, who were told about the Transformers, trying to bluff their way through an interview about the recent alien events. The third and final scene is of Starscream flying into space. See more »


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User Reviews

the best CGI flick I have seen
17 December 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

This was a must see when it came out and I've just watched it again 5 years later and still it is one of the best CGI flicks I have seen so far. There's nothing else special in this sci-fi flick to see, just watch it for the effects.

The story itself wasn't that weak at all a thing we don't see that often with such kind of flicks. And even the acting was believable. Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky) did a nice job here as the main lead. Of course he's the looser here and becomes the hero, that you could tell even as the flick isn't started yet. His opponent Megan Fox (Mikaela Banes) became the new big thing after Transformers although she was a bit too young aged 21. But she was voted already as one of the sexiest girls on our planet. The producers new it and she was more sexy in the next episode but it also became her downfall.

I enjoyed it a lot with all the action going on between the soldiers and the Transformers but also the comedy added. Here and there you will have your laughs.

But if you want to see the best CGI so far then see Transformers.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 5/5 story 3/5 Comedy 1/5

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