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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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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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5 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I LOVE the first transformers. Huge alien robots beating the living crap out of each other, great effects, and it wasn't just mindless violence, there was an actual story.

Now I didn't get to see this film in theaters, I had to wait until it came out on DVD, and I had looked up reviews of this and I see a lot of "Full of plot holes wah wah wah, story sucked, wah wah wah" I ask the critics this, were you expecting a God father plot or a Citizen Kane story line in a movie about robots beating each other up?! Yes the movie is long, and some of the transformers are rude, but the action is great and we are given more character development for the transformers this time around, and the story was more about the transformers and not just about Sam. But there's still room for Sam's character and all the other humans as well.

What more can I say? If you aren't a nit picky critic like Ebert, and you see this movie for what it is; a bunch of alien robots pounding each other into the ground, then you may like this film, as for me, I love this film!


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