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
(at around 25 mins) An establishing shot of the college shows Princeton's Frist Campus Center. Fans of House (2004) will recognize it as the Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. See more »
(at around 1h 35 mins) When Major Lennox throws Galloway off the cargo plane, Optimus Prime's dead body disappears. See more »
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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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 »
The mainland Chinese release censors all mentions of the name "Shanghai" (where the opening battle takes place). Galloway's line "You guys made a mess at Shanghai" is edited to remove the last two words, while other uses of the city's name are bizarrely overdubbed with something that sounds like "Shanghaish." See more »
Just average. Altho its better with a 2nd viewing. First viewing I thought it was crap!
First, let me start by saying I went to see this on Friday night here in South Africa. And left the cinema absolutely gobsmacked at how terrible it was. Then the next morning my 10 year old niece wanted to watch it and her parents weren't willing to sit thru it and neither was I but they offered to pay for my service to accompany my niece and so I gave in and was willing to put myself thru it all again.
And I'm glad I did, I actually managed to enjoy it the 2nd time around. Probably because I knew the bad points and they weren't gonna catch me by surprise. I must admit my expectations were quite high the Friday night, but once I knew what to expect it wasn't all that bad.
The fight scenes, I personally thought were much more "watchable" than the first movie. A lot more slo-mo punches and such made it a bit easier to see just what exactly was happening. And of course, the special effects and general mayhem was literally out of this world. There were quite a few "fun" moments that made you laugh.
And I don't understand the whole hullabaloo about the twinbots signifying racism. I thought they were funny, and it never occurred to me that they were based on black stereotypes. By the way, I'm black.
Unfortunately though, there were quite a few points that need addressing when part 3 comes around. Most notable, unnecessary characters that do little-to-nothing to advance the story. And speaking of the "story" - a little more sense could help. I know its a " fun summer movie" but it didn't need to be a "dumb fun summer movie". The plot could have used a bit of tweaking.
And the excuse that "nobody comes to these movies for plot development, they just wanna see robots fighting" makes no sense. Then they might as well have just had a 2 hour tag team WWE match-up in the desert quarry.
Still I have to say it's worth a watch, although it could have been so much better.
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