Transformers (2007) Movie Review


Transformers (2007)

2007 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
144 minutes /

User Score: 64/100

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Transformers Review


An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.

Transformers (2007) is a 2h 24 min PG-13 American science-fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line that was created by Hasbro and is the first installment of the live-action Transformers film series. Director Michael Bay (Transformers (2007), Armageddon (1998), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)) did a fantastic job bringing kids and adults this bold action packed movie. Transformers (2007) was the fifth highest-grossing film of 2007 and was the 87th highest-grossing film of all-time. It had an estimated budget of $150 million and grossed over $709 million worldwide. The movie contains mild language, suspense, intense violence, intense action scenes, robot vs. robot, alien, extraterrestrial robot, human vs. Decepticon; human vs. Transformers and Autobot vs. Decepticon.

Transformers begins with a bang for about the first ten minutes where viewers will not move an inch as their eyes are glued to the screen. We were introduced to Sam shortly after the Decepticons wreaks havoc on US Military in Qatar. Sam (Shia LaBeouf - Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Fury (2014)) is a geeky guy who dreams of a fast car and a hot babe by his side. Sam ultimately gets the fast car, but he is more than meets the eyes. It did not take long for Optimus Prime and his crew of robots to defend the humans from Megatron and his Decepticons.

The visual effects were out of this world as they were excellent in every possible way, but the dialog was so cheesy. I must admit that I was laughing out loud at the dialogue. All of the voice actors and actors did a great job with their roles, even the Decepticons. Transformers had several continuity issues, audio/visual unsynchronised problems, visible mic in two shots, factual errors and a few other errors including plot holes.

Transformer was shot in Detroit, Michigan, USA; Hoover Dam, Arizona-Nevada Border, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Columbia Bay, Alaska, USA; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, USA and several locations in Nevada, USA; California, USA; Hoover Dam, Mohave County, Arizona, USA and New Mexico, USA

About Transformers 2007

Title: Transformers
Original Title: The Transformers, Transformers: The IMAX Experience, Transformers: The Movie 2
Year: 2007
Runtime: 144 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.15/5 stars from 11 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 11
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Glenn Morshower, Michael Shamus Wiles, Reno Wilson, Peter Cullen, Shia LaBeouf, Kevin Dunn, Zack Ward, Julie White, J.P. Manoux, Robert Foxworth, Chris Ellis, Jess Harnell, Anthony Anderson, Mark Ryan, Jon Voight, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Andrea-Nichole Olivas, Tom Everett, Rachael Taylor, Steven Ford, Shawn Lecrone, Esther Scott, Charles Adler, Madison Mason, Chester the Chihuahua, Megan Fox, Geoff Reeves, Frederic Doss
Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, John Rogers
Director: Michael Bay

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