Transformers

Transformers

Michael Bay (2007)

137min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

Teenager Sam Witwicky is treated to his first car by his dad, but it turns out to be an alien scout with a life of its own. Before long, the vehicle embroils Sam in a long-running intergalactic war between two factions of giant shape-changing robots, which have come to Earth to find a mystical cube that grants infinite power to its possessor. Michael Bay's sci-fi action adventure, inspired by the toy franchise, with Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight and John Turturro.

Cast & Crew

Sam Witwicky Shia LaBeouf
Mikaela Banes Megan Fox
Captain Lennox Josh Duhamel
Defense Secretary John Keller Jon Voight
Agent Simmons John Turturro
USAF Tech Sergeant Epps Tyrese Gibson
Maggie Madsen Rachael Taylor
Ron Witwicky Kevin Dunn
Director Michael Bay
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Paramount Pictures UKGuidance: Violence, edited for language.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
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