Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.Written by
The color-shifting 1967 Pontiac GTO delivered back to Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) by Darius Stone (Ice Cube) at the end of this film is the same SFX "Flame Car" last seen atop the Charles Bridge in Prague, along with Asia Argento and Samuel L. Jackson in xXx (2002). This muscle car has been in a private collection ever since, and still retains most of the original film's Special Effects equipment on-board as constructed for the various practical effect sequences (flame thrower, rocket launcher, ejected hardtop roof, gauges and weaponry, et cetera). See more »
When Xander first meets Serena at the party on the island she is wearing a pair of thigh-length boots with very high heels; later, when we see her on the beach after the fight and motorbike chase, she is wearing boots of the same design, but now with a more practical flat heel. See more »
[Upon seeing Darius Stone arrive in Xander's long-lost 1967 Pontiac GTO musclecar]
That's a hell of a car!
Yeah. Gibbons told me to keep an eye on it. He said I'd know why when I need to know why. Now I know why.
It's exactly the way I left it.
I took it on a date or two.
[laughs, with a wink]
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This movie was pretty awful on so many levels. First, Diesel seems to sleep walk through his lines and scenes. The slight tilt of the head and cute smirk got old after the first 5 minutes. Donnie Yen's fight scenes were really good, and that's about the best this film brings. The writing was atrocious. The snarky, too-cute and cliché lines at every turn. I didn't know if I was watching a movie or reading the one-liner comebacks from a comedy show. It's too bad because this movie had a good cast. Toni Colette needs to stick to heavier roles; she looked out of place in this role. And more Samuel Jackson. I've been hoping for better films to come out of the new China-owned studios, but so many have disappointed lately. Maybe Jet Li could have saved this film, I'm not sure.
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