Transformers

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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 Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf). Join the fight for mankind in the extraordinary adventure that "features some of the most spectacular action and effects sequences of any movie of its kind and "will appeal to the kid in all of us." (Claudia Puig, USA Today)

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 207562376
UPC 097361372389
UPC 14 00097361372389
Format DVD
Release Date 9/16/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Alex Kurtzman - Screenplay
Anthony Anderson - Actor
Bernie Mac - Actor
Francois Audouy, et. al. - Art Director
John Rogers, et. al. - Based On Story By
John Turturro - Actor
Jon Voight - Actor
Josh Duhamel - Actor
Megan Fox - Actor
Michael Bay - Director
Mitchell Amundsen - Cinematographer
Roberto Orci - Screenplay
Shia LaBeouf - Actor
Steve Jablonsky - Original Music By
Steven Spielberg - Executive Producer
Tom DeSanto - Producer
Tom Muldoon, et. al. - Editor
Tyrese Gibson - Actor
Awards
Nominee (2008) Oscar, Kevin O'Connell, et. al., Best Achievement in Sound,Oscar, Ethan Van der Ryn, Mike Hopkins, Best Achievement in Sound Editing,Oscar, Scott Farrar, et. al., Best Achievement in Visual Effects,People's Choice, Transformers, Favorite Action Movie,People's Choice, Transformers, Favorite Movie,People's Choice, Transformers ("What I've Done"), Favorite Song from a Soundtrack
Winner (2007) MTV Award, Transformers, Best Summer Movie You Haven't Seen Yet
Reviews
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Transformers began life as a body-morphing toy before shape-shifting into a TV cartoon series. Now it has evolved once again, this time into a big, dumb, loud action movie, occasionally tasteless, far too long, yet wildly diverting most of the time. There is no denying that director Michael Bay--the man who also brought us Bad Boys, The Rock, Armaggedon, Pearl Harbor, and Bad Boys II--has a talent for brainless, over-the-top, CGI-enhanced theatrics. After misfiring with the comparatively staid The Island, Bay gets back to basics with Transformers, a high-octane symphony of machine battling machine and stuff blowing to pieces..."I bought a car and it turned out to be an alien robot," Sam complains, but that turns out to be not such a bad thing. At least, his car turns out to be entertaining and so is this movie. Just be sure to check your brain at the door; for close to two-and-half-hours, you will not need it.
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Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review I think Michael Bay sometimes sucks ("Pearl Harbor," "Armageddon," "Bad Boys II") but I find it possible to love him for a movie like "Transformers." It's goofy fun with a lot of stuff that blows up real good, and it has the grace not only to realize how preposterous it is, but to make that into an asset...I saw the movie on the largest screen in our nearest multiplex. It was standing room only, and hundreds were turned away. Even the name of Hasbro, maker of the Transformers toys, was cheered during the titles, and the audience laughed and applauded and loved all the human parts and the opening comedy. But when the battle of the titans began, a curious thing happened. The theater fell dead silent. No cheers. No reaction whether Optimus Prime or Megatron was on top. No nothing. I looked around and saw only passive faces looking at the screen...My guess is we're getting to the point where CGI should be used as a topping and not the whole pizza. The movie runs 144 minutes. You could bring it in at two hours by cutting CGI shots, and have a better movie.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Spanish, No Longer Produced
Quotes
Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer ...a heavy-metal opera with humor.
Claudia Puig, USA Today ...perfectly embodies the concept of a summer blockbuster with its simple good-guys-vs.-bad-guys plot, cheeky humor and flawless special effects.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News A classic Michael Bay mega-movie.
Ian Nathan, Empire ...the action is rock-hard. The surprise is the lightness of touch...
Jay Weissberg, Variety ...a new peak for CGI work, showcasing spectacular chases and animated transformation sequences seamlessly blended into live-action surroundings.
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter ...a wet dream for fanboys...alien robots, spectacular sci-fi stunt chases...and brainy, hot girls who love Popular Mechanics.
Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer The energy never lets up, and two committed, unfussy leading actors are an improvement over other summer flicks.

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