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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:

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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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[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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What I expected
29 September 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm amazed at some of the reviews on here. Seriously, what did people expect outta this film? Shakespeare? The English Patient? You go to see this for the ridiculous action, awesome special effects and just to have a good time, which is what I had. Yeah, it did seem to overindulge slightly and was slow in parts. Yeah, the humour's cheesy, sometimes painfully so. No surprise there though, let's remember we're watching a film based on kids' toys, not a Bronte novel. It ain't perfect, but if you expected it to be, I'm glad you're feeling let down. For me, it didn't try to be anything it shouldn't have and what it needed to do right, it did.

Mindless, thoroughly enjoyable fun, just like the first one.

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