• 12
  • Michael Bay (2007)
  • US
  • 137 min
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Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Hasbro's ever-popular toy franchise takes centre stage in Armageddon director Michael Bay's super-sized sci-fi action adventure. When teenager Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) buys a second-hand car, he soon finds out that it has a life of its own. As well as helping him get close to the girl of his dreams (Megan Fox), it draws him into the long-running war between the alien Autobots and their evil nemeses the Decepticons, which is now taking place on Earth. The film may be a robotic replay of (executive producer) Steven Spielberg's ET with elements from other popular fantasies grafted on, but the humorous high-octane thrills are never less than astonishing. Most impressive is the seamless integration of CGI animation into live action - and the sheer scope of its ambition. The conversion from cars and helicopters into enormously detailed iron giants in seconds is breathtaking. Despite a finale overloaded with spectacle and massive explosions, Transformers is that rare thing - a truly innovative blockbuster.

Plot Summary

Sci-fi action adventure from director Michael Bay, starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. Unsuspecting teenager Sam Witwicky holds the key to the survival of the human race when alien enemies the Autobots and the Decepticons arrive on Earth and continue their war.

Cast and crew


Sam Witwicky
Shia LaBeouf
Mikaela Banes
Megan Fox
Captain Lennox
Josh Duhamel
Maggie Madsen
Rachael Taylor
Technical Sgt Epps
Tyrese Gibson
Defense Secretary John Keller
Jon Voight
Glen Whitmann
Anthony Anderson
Agent Simmons
John Turturro
Bobby Bolivia
Bernie Mac
Optimus Prime
Peter Cullen
Hugo Weaving
Robert Foxworth
Ron Witwicky
Kevin Dunn


Michael Bay

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Paramount Pictures UK
Violence, edited for language.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 27 Jul 2007
Certificate 12