Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Michael Bay (2009)

143min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Toys R Bust! It's a case of diminishing returns as action maestro Michael Bay piles on the heavy metal noise and epic explosions in this super-slick yet soulless sequel. This time Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) uncovers the secret history of the Transformers' presence on Earth, which leads him and his girlfriend (Megan Fox) on a mission to save mankind from an ancient threat: the first-ever Decepticon. But neither the silly, fragmented plot nor the proficient acting really matter; the point here is battling giant robots turning into cars, planes and anything else, in spectacular action set pieces. Despite being visually impressive on all counts (the eye-popping images still provide some excitement), the well-staged mayhem feels tiresomely synthetic and the robot characters are just not as engaging. This is certainly not as amusing as Bay's last outing, and the barrage of showstopping battle scenes eventually test the patience by extending the dénouement for way too long.

Summary

The war between the shape-shifting robots erupts once again, as the first of the evil Decepticons leads an attack on Earth to locate an ancient planet-destroying machine. Hapless teenager Sam Witwicky is caught in the middle of the ensuing conflict as he holds the key to discovering the location of the device. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox.

Cast & Crew

Sam Witwicky Shia LaBeouf
Mikaela Banes Megan Fox
Major Lennox Josh Duhamel
Master Sgt Epps Tyrese Gibson
Seymour Simmons John Turturro
Leo Spitz Ramon Rodriguez
Ron Witwicky Kevin Dunn
Judy Witwicky Julie White
Director Michael Bay
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountGuidance: Sexual references and drug references, edited for violence and language, Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Jun 2009
Drama