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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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Michael Bay
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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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They have returned... to finish what they started. 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

From the voice actors in this film; Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and Charlie Adler were in The Transformers (1984) animated series, while Tom Kenny and Kevin Michael Richardson were in (as of 2017) the most recent feature Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2014), and Tony Todd would go on to star in the next series Transformers Prime (2010). See more »

Goofs

In Astronomy 101, after Sam has written the symbols on the board, one symbol actually vanishes just after his professor's first close-up, and then reappears after the professor says, "I will not be punked in front of the dean." See more »

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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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Crazy Credits

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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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I'm So Excited
Written by Trevor Lawrence, Anita Pointer, June Pointer, & Ruth Pointer
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
Courtesy of Ruth Pointer-Sayles and Anita Pointer
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Very sad, very bad
2 July 2009 | by lolavideolaSee all my reviews

Most people before me have said this already. This movie stinks. When I heard that Michael Bay was at the helm of the first Transformers movie, I was very worried but then by some fluke of nature he actually managed to pull off a watchable movie, perhaps because he was kept on a tight leash by the studio.

This debacle of a sequel is another story. Bay must have been given full power over this one due to the success of the first. Big mistake. This guy can’t make a decent, realistic and entertaining movie. He makes action/soft porn trash. A good script, story or dialog are just inconvenient afterthoughts for him and it shows. He probably thinks he can distract the audience away from these gaping holes by adding a lot of nonsensical action and unfunny humour.

Sorry Mr. Bay you can’t fool people all the time and the people who grew up with the transformers are absolutely hating this movie. I heard that you didn’t want to make the first movie because you didn’t even like the transformers but you became very keen for the sequel after the first movie made so much money for you. Here’s a tip: lay off the third and let a real director and a real team make that one for us because you have just totally trampled on the transformers legacy.


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