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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 24 June 2009 (USA)
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Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

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A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material | See all certifications »

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

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£8,349,739 (UK) (19 June 2009)

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$402,076,689 (USA) (9 October 2009)
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Trivia

The Fallen was originally considered to have an alternate mode: the Aurora, a mythical espionage aircraft. This was scrapped, in favor of him having no alternate mode, to represent him as primal and ancient. See more »

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Optimus Prime: Earth, birthplace of the human race. A species much like our own, capable of great compassion and great violence. For in our quest to protect the humans, a deeper revelation dawns: our worlds have met before...
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There are two scenes in the closing credits: In the first one, Sam gives a farewell kiss to Mikaela and leaves for college. In the second one, Professor Coleman puts Sam down a little before they return to work. See more »

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Written by Christopher L. Hobbs, Chad Jensen, Brian Smith, & Casey Walker
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Good but not completely satisfactory
12 July 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

After coming out of the cinema I usually review a movie. What feeling do I have. With this one it was difficult. I mean the special effects were good especially when you see it in Imax. It was certainly entertaining, there were a lot of jokes. But well somehow it also felt hollow. It is much better than the last Terminator. But for instance Star Strek was much better than this one (and I am not a Star Trek fan). I guess it was too long too much action. I liked the first Transformers more even if this one was obviously even more advanced in special effects.

I give it a 7 out of 10 for the amazing special effects and the gorgeous Megan Fox.


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