Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Michael Bay (2009)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Action maestro Michael Bay piles on heavy metal noise and epic explosions in this slick yet soulless first sequel. Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky, who uncovers the secret history of the Transformers' presence on Earth, leading him and his girlfriend (Megan Fox) on a mission to save mankind from an ancient threat: the first-ever Decepticon. But neither the plot nor the acting really matter; it's really all about the spectacle of seeing battling giant robots turning into cars, planes and anything else. 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 that 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.


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: Edited for violence and language, Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Jun 2009