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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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10 July 2009 | by (Jordan) – See all my reviews

I really disagree with those who did not like the film. I respect the fact that you didn't like it. But come on, the director made a great job in this sequel. Even the story was new, I never thought that the story would be like this. I thought that it would be the traditional storyline of the villain who wants to have his revenge. The script is good. I agree that there some jokes that are completely pointless and added length to the movie. As well as, some weird jokes like farting. But look on the other side, the battles are perfect. Especially the one of Bumblebee, it was perfectly orchestrated, adding to that Optimus Prime's battle against the Decepticons, I have never seen Optimus so strong. Some of the scenes are close and quick, but we got to see the original forms of the robots. If there's something that I didn't like about the film, is that they gave lots of scenes for the army during the battles whilst they could have give the scenes to the other Autobots so they would appear more. At the end, I believe that the movie is one of a kind, and Micheal Bay did a great job. He resurrected the fame of the Transformers


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