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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


As of 2011, this film holds the record for the highest number of paid product placements, 47. See more »


When Sam and Mikaela (Megan Fox) are running from the Decepticon, Sam shouts "go Megan go" as they jump into the car. 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 »


References Challenge of the GoBots (1984) See more »


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Written by William King, Ronald LePread (as Ronald Lapread), Thomas McClary, Walter Orange, Lionel Richie & Milan Williams
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User Reviews

Seriously...what happened?
29 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i loved the first transformers, the acting/humour was superb and the action was AMAZING. I was super anxious for transformers 2 and after about an hr I was anxious to leave. I couldn't take it anymore, everything was stepped up to a bad degree. Too loud, too much action, too much horrendous jokes and way too many robots! Half the time i was trying to figure out whos who and there were so many plot holes that bugged me, this all being in the first hr alone. There were three characters that I truly DETESTED, the twin robots and that greasy haired buffoon of roommate, it doesn't get any more annoying than those three. GAHHH and when all three of them were in the same scene I wanted to kill myself.

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