Transformers (2007) Movie Review

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Transformers (2007)

2007 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
144 minutes / 2h 24min

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Transformers Plot Synopsis:

A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war is being waged between the noble Autobots (led by the wise Optimus Prime) and the devious Decepticons (commanded by the dreaded Megatron) for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possesses it. The Autobots managed to smuggle the Allspark off the planet, but Megatron blasts off in search of it. He eventually tracks it to the planet of Earth (circa 1850), but his reckless desire for power sends him right into the Arctic Ocean, and the sheer cold forces him into a paralyzed state. His body is later found by Captain Archibald Witwicky, but before going into a comatose state Megatron uses the last of his energy to engrave into the Captain's glasses a map showing the location of the Allspark, and to send a transmission to Cybertron. Megatron is then carried away aboard the Captain's ship. A century later, Captain Witwicky's grandson Sam Witwicky (nicknamed Spike by his friends) buys his first car. To his shock, he discovers it to be Bumblebee, an Autobot in disguise who is to protect Spike, who possesses the Captain's glasses and the map engraved on them. But Bumblebee is not the only Transformer to have arrived on Earth - in the desert of Qatar, the Decepticons Blackout and Scorponok attack a U.S. military base, causing the Pentagon to send their special Sector Seven agents to capture all "specimens of this alien race." Spike and his girlfriend Mikaela find themselves in the midst of a grand battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons, stretching from Hoover Dam all the way to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, deep inside Hoover Dam, the cryogenically stored body of Megatron awakens.

Transformers (2007) Review

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

  • Transformers Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 6.90
  • IMDB: 7.1
  • MetaCritic: 6.1
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.7

About Transformers 2007

Title: Transformers
Year: 2007
Runtime: 144 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.45/5 stars from 558,211 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 558,211
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Transformers Cast Starring: Hugo Weaving, Glenn Morshower, Michael Shamus Wiles, Zack Ward, Reno Wilson, Peter Cullen, Shia LaBeouf, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, J.P. Manoux, Robert Foxworth, Chris Ellis, Jess Harnell, Anthony Anderson, Mark Ryan, Jon Voight, Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Andrea-Nichole Olivas, Tom Everett, Rachael Taylor, Steven Ford, Esther Scott, Charlie Adler, Charles Adler, Madison Mason, Chester the Chihuahua, Geoff Reeves, Frederic Doss
Transformers Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, John Rogers
Transformers Director: Michael Bay
Box Office: $319,014,499
Production: Dreamworks
Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA