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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shia LaBeouf ... Sam Witwicky
Megan Fox ... Mikaela Banes
Josh Duhamel ... Major Lennox
Tyrese Gibson ... USAF Chief Master Sergeant Epps
John Turturro ... Simmons
Ramon Rodriguez ... Leo Spitz
Kevin Dunn ... Ron Witwicky
Julie White ... Judy Witwicky
Isabel Lucas ... Alice
John Benjamin Hickey ... Galloway
Matthew Marsden ... Special Air Service Forces
Andrew Howard ... Special Air Service Forces
Michael Papajohn ... Cal
Glenn Morshower ... General Morshower
John Eric Bentley ... Aide
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Storyline

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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Revenge is coming. See more »


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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prime Directive See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,966,307, 28 June 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$402,111,870, 15 October 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$836,303,693, 15 October 2009
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Near the end of filming, Shia LaBeouf hit a prop and injured his eye. His injury required seven stitches, and the doctor literally held up a thumb and forefinger and said "Blindness." LaBeouf said it was the most insane experience he'd been through, but he resumed filming two hours later. See more »

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When Megatron is coming up, the Captain calls for hard left rudder, and the sub's rudder turns right. See more »

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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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In the closing credits, the names of director Michael Bay, producer Ian Bryce, actors Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson and Glenn Morshower, and editor Tom Muldoon shine with lens flares. See more »

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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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This Is It
Written by Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok, Johnny April & Jon Wysocki
Performed by Staind
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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one of the worst
27 June 2009 | by jozerdSee all my reviews

No more Michael Bay, no more Shia Labeouef, maybe no more Megan Fox. When you attach your name to a project like this, hopefully fans will not give future projects done by these people record breaking box office feats. I'm embarrassed that I supported the cause.

One of the poorest acting, directional, and written efforts I have seen in a long time in modern cinema.

The scoop: This movie is good for a couple of scenes where the audience might be like 'cool!' due to CGI effects. There is a couple of cheap laughs from some other scenes. If that entertains you, great, there are lots of action movies out there for you. However, if you're reading a review on IMDb, you've likely separated well done movies from poorly done movies, and at least seen a couple in the top 250. To the reader, don't see this.

I left the movies mad. I wonder what other directors think when they see a screening of this film. The story is near non-existent, there are so many plot holes, or unexplained courses of action this movie takes... it really is unbelievable that the script was given an okay by any film studio.

Here's the thing : the target audience is obviously young kids or early teens. I think back to when I was 11 or 12 and I saw Men in Black in the theatres. I was entertained then, it's at least plausible that 12 year olds could be somewhat entertained by this now. However, I am still entertained by 'younger'generation stuff like spongebob, south park, and even beast wars. This didn't do it for me at all.

Similarly to how family guy uses the strategy 'hey people love our interchangeable jokes in early episodes, let's overload our new episodes with the same jokes'.... Michael Bay employs 'hey people love the cgi and megan fox in the first one... let's overload the film with sex overtones, explosions, and fight scenes'... and then at the last minute tried to fit a story around it.

This is the kind of film that makes a person angry that they aren't in Hollywood directing films, because most could do better than this.


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