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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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As the car dropped into the warehouse tips forward and lands on its roof, the camera mounted to the right side of the car (to capture the shot of the airbags inflating) is briefly visible. 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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User Reviews

Better than the first!
24 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I went to this movie on opening night in my city at midnight with a bunch of buddies. The theatre was packed and the anticipation was high. At the end of the movie, not one person was disappointed. This movie was awe-inspiring.


The story was decent. There was no true flare of creative brilliance but in an action movie like this, it was still quite good.


The CGI was unbelievable. At times I had to remind myself that the Transformers don't actually exist. Everything (the robots themselves, the way the environment reacted with them, the actors talking to them)was fantastically done and made it seem like the robots were real.


The actins was better done in this one. Shia was great in the other one and he is ven better in this one. Megan Fox is beautiful and she has also brought her acting up a notch and I was quite impressed. The other actors did their jobs well. Even the Transformers voice acting was great.


The musical score, written by Steve Jablonsky, was amazing. At times, I focused more on the musical score than the movie (not because the movie sucked.. I loved the movie) it was just that the music was absolutely epic.

All in all, this movie was unbelievable! I will probably go see it in again, but in I-MAX this time, later this week. Also, although Micheal Bay has been panned by many people, I believe that this movie proves that he is, in fact, a great director.

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