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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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Not *as* bad as some have been claiming
30 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit, I went into this movie expecting the worse based on everyone's review that I have read. From IMDb.com to feedback from friends, I have been told it was too long, it had bad acting and wasn't worth it.

There was a fight towards the end that seemed to be a little too easy to win (I won't mention which fight or any other details to avoid spoilers), but outside of a few cheesy lines, I would say the movie was OK. It sure wasn't as good as the first movie, but wasn't THAT far off from it either. The music was fun, the special effects were fun, the many lines where they were obviously trying to be hip...at the most...were actually fun (or funny).

Someone in another review said there was too much special effects and too much Megan Fox showing her cleavage off....but hey!...sounds like a classic "good" movie to me! Sorry folks, but that kind of stuff sells and I don't think they crossed any lines or over played it. As for the effects....this is a CG-packed action movie with a dramatic revenge title...what else were you expecting? It sure isn't a romance.

I would say that this movie is not recommended for younger audiences since it does have a lot of profanity. Then again, with the "hip" approach to the use of language, I highly doubt its not something they already hear every day in school (regardless of grade). That's all up to the parents and how they want to expose or censor such.

To give them a little credit, I went ahead and gave the movie an 8 out of 10. Why? Because it made me feel that I got my money's worth, it was a great movie, I would watch it again, and I left with the feeling that I would want to see another sequel. The acting wasn't that bad, despite the few cheesy lines as I have already mentioned.

If you liked the first movie, I say go watch this one. One of the only things that didn't make this movie as good as the first one...is the fact that it lacks the element of surprise (aka "its already been done once"). These kind of sequels almost always fall victim to fallacies and/or generalizations created by such.


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