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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

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A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

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$108,966,307 (USA) (26 June 2009)

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$402,076,689 (USA) (9 October 2009)
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simply amazing FX
2 May 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

a film bashed by the critics.

oh come on... this is a movie which delivers what the fans wanted to see - another full blown action movie set across the world.

The transformation sequences still amaze me, be it the prime's airdrop or the devastator's. It truly is another Bay movie with jaw-dropping action sequences. I am still suffering from the after effects.

Accolades to the visual & sound FX team. This movie grips me right from the Dreamworks & Paramount fanfare. The sound fx in the movie does get loud at times, well if u'd survived the first transformers, then u can survive this one as well. And if u want to find flaws, there r plenty. Everybody knows this movie isn't meant to be a cinematic classic, u better watch godfather or schindler's list for that.

This review comes after my 3rd viewing of the DVD disc.


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