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From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes a thrilling battle between the heroic Autobots® and the evil Decepticons®. When their epic struggle comes to Earth, all that stands between the Decepticons® and ultimate power is a clue held by young Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). Unaware that he is mankinds last chance for survival, Sam and Bumblebee, his robot disguised as a car, are in a heart-pounding race against an enemy unlike anything anyone has seen before. Its the incredible, breath-taking film spectacular that USA Today says "will appeal to the kid in all of us."
"I bought a car. Turned out to be an alien robot. Who knew?" deadpans Sam Witwicky, hero and human heart of Michael Bay's rollicking robot-smackdown fest, Transformers. Witwicky (the sweetly nerdy Shia LaBeouf, channeling a young John Cusack) is the perfect counterpoint to the nearly nonstop exhilarating action. The plot is simple: an alien civil war (the Autobots vs. the evil Decepticons) has spilled onto Earth, and young Sam is caught in the fray by his newly purchased souped-up Camaro. Which has a mind--and identity, as a noble-warrior robot named Bumblebee--of its own. The effects, especially the mind-blowing transformations of the robots into their earthly forms and back again, are stellar.
Fans of the earlier film and TV series will be thrilled at this cutting-edge incarnation, but this version should please all fans of high-adrenaline action. Director Bay gleefully salts the movie with homages to pop-culture touchstones like Raiders of the Lost Ark, King Kong, and the early technothriller WarGames. The actors, though clearly all supporting those kickass robots, are uniformly on-target, including the dashing Josh Duhamel as a U.S. Army sergeant fighting an enemy he never anticipated; Jon Voight, as a tough yet sympathetic Secretary of Defense in over his head; and John Turturro, whose special agent manages to be confidently unctuous, even stripped to his undies. But the film belongs to Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and the dastardly Megatron--and the wicked stunts they collide in all over the globe. Long live Transformers! --A.T. Hurley
On the DVD
The special edition of Transformers is packed with extras (and more than a few product placements for Hasbro). The entire second disc is devoted to featurettes on aspects of making the technical tour-de-force--and the land mines involved in tinkering with a beloved '80s franchise. Executive producer Steven Spielberg is very much a part of the proceedings, from his introductory comments ("I think everybody likes the idea of taking something you're familiar with and turning it into something you're not so familiar with--like an 18-wheeler become Optimus Prime") to mentions of his films that influenced this one, like E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Director Michael Bay is brash and entertaining as he talks about his initial reluctance to take on the project, his indoctrination at "Transformers U" at Hasbro, and his enthusiasm for guerrilla-style action filmmaking. Star Shia LaBoeuf says, "He is the sickest action director" out there, and there's plenty of evidence here to support that. Other great highlights include features on how key scenes were shot, including the heart-pounding desert battle and the shootout in the streets of downtown L.A.--adrenaline-pumping stuff, even without the Transformers CGI'd in. --A.T. Hurley
More Than Meets the Eye
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My grandson loved this toy. The transforming was easy for him to do.Published 1 day ago by Nana in Missouri
One of the best sci-fi movies ever made. The sequels are awesome, too.Published 2 days ago by Jinah
By far the best transformers film. If you have a boy and he wants to watch these, this Transformers of all the others is the most appropriate. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Rebecca Hoselton
This is the first Transformers which is still the best one they made. I would watch this over any of the sequels. Great movie.Published 6 days ago by Sully
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|The bluray did'n come with the slipcover||
Mar 5, 2009 by Coqui2k | See all 12 posts
|Widescreen on a Widescreen||
Transformers has an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt04
Sep 6, 2008 by Garrett Moriguchi | See all 6 posts
|different cast for blu-ray?||
It sounds like they alphabetized the cast... major and minor...
Feb 13, 2009 by T. J. Barry | See all 3 posts
|What no Transformers Extended Edition??||
Unfortunately, you're dealing with Paramount and if you have any DVD purchasing experience w/Paramount, ... their history since 1998 has been to release ...
1) Standard Movie Only DVD
2) Special Edition Movie DVD
3) Director's Cut Ultimate Edition
4) Ultimated with all the above Box... Read More
Sep 18, 2007 by PHILIP ITURRALDE | See all 6 posts
|playing this disc||
Simillar thing happened to Iron Man on my PS3, mine wasn't connected to the internet, but on settings I had it automatically log onto BD-Live, so if you have internet, connect your Blu-Ray Player to it or go to settings and have the not connect to BD-Live when watching your movies.
Jan 6, 2009 by D. Wang | See all 2 posts
|is there an extended version of transformers 1 or 2||Be the first to reply|