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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  24 June 2009 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

24 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prime Directive  »

Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£8,349,739 (UK) (19 June 2009)


$402,076,689 (USA) (9 October 2009)

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Did You Know?


Simmons' codename "Robo-Warrior" was often used by Transformer fans online and in convention circles. See more »


(at around 40 mins) When Sam is talking on cell phone outside on campus, going down stone steps, a girl in flowery shirt and cut-off jean skirt passes him as he's picking up papers. He continually talks as the camera changes angles, and the same girl is yet again walking by him, even though she was 8 feet past him 1/5th of a second before. See more »


[first lines]
Optimus Prime: Earth, birthplace of the human race. A species much like our own, capable of great compassion and great violence. For in our quest to protect the humans, a deeper revelation dawns: our worlds have met before...
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Crazy Credits

There are two scenes in the closing credits: In the first one, Sam gives a farewell kiss to Mikaela and leaves for college. In the second one, Professor Coleman puts Sam down a little before they return to work. See more »


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Written by Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok, Johnny April & Jon Wysocki
Performed by Staind
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Bay/Spielberg At Their Finest
25 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OMG!!! OMG !!! OMG !!!! THE BEST BAY/Spielberg MOVIE TO DATE!!!! I have to give Michael and Steven their props. Of all the years, that I have seen Steven at work behind the camera for all his movies. This one outranks them all (including Indiana Jones). I have never seen such artistry come to life. I felt like I was standing right there beside Shia, being his partner and fighting the Decepticons. It was truly an amazing ride. I saw the first movie, but this one out-did the first Transformers movie. I hope that there will be a third movie. There has to be, they can't just leave us hanging on. But I do have to say this, Shia Lebouef has come along way since his Disney days on Even Stevens, now he is the new face in town and every boy is going to want to be just like him to save the day.

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