Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I think it's going to be something the audience has never seen before. In all the years of movie-making, I don't think the image of a truck transforming into a 20-foot tall robot has ever been captured on screen. I also want to make a film that's a homage to 1980s movies and gets back to the sense of wonder that Hollywood has lost over the years. It will have those Spielberg-ian moments where you have the push-in on the wide-eyed kid and you feel like you're 10 years old even if you're 35."
— Tom DeSanto on why he produced the film.

live action film directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, based on the Transformers franchise. The film stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, who has the coordinates to the location of the Allspark, an object at the center of the war between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. The film also stars Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Voight, John Turturro, and Hugo Weaving as the voice of Megatron. Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime in the 1980s cartoon, reprised the role for the film.

Producers Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto developed the film, and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman wrote the script, aiming for a realistic interpretation of the characters. Though not a Transformers fan, Bay was convinced by Spielberg to direct, and he created an intricate design aesthetic for the computer-generated robots. General Motors and the United States military lent their support during filming, to keep the budget under $150 million. Armed with an enormous marketing campaign including comics, toys and tie-in deals, Transformers opened in the United States on July 2, 2007, and broke the box office record for the highest-grossing opening week for a non-sequel. Critics praised the special effects, but criticized the characterization.

Following a brief bit of narration in which the backstory of the Autobots and Decepticons is revealed, Transformers focuses on the story of high school student Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and his desire to own a car. Sam’s dad has promised he’ll help buy him his first car if he can raise some cash on his own and if he delivers a report card studded with As. Sam's so anxious to own a car that he even resorts to using eBay to try to sell some of his great-great-grandfather’s possessions which the famous explorer used while making an important discovery in the Artic.

The great-great-grandfather’s discovery and Sam’s first car, a beat up canary yellow Camaro, lead directly to Sam’s involvement with the Autobots (the good guys) led by Optimus Prime (voiced with evident relish by none other than Peter Cullen). Sam’s initial suspicion that there’s something fishy about his Camaro are confirmed when the car displays a mind of its own by choosing only to play ‘love’ songs after Sam offers shapely beauty Mikaela (Megan Fox) a ride. That act of intelligence is followed up shortly by the Camaro transforming into a gigantic yellow robot (the Autobot Bumblebee). It seems Sam’s great-great-grandfather’s glasses hold the key to the location of an item that both the Autobots and the evil Decepticons (the bad guys) want to get their mechanical hands on. Sam's use of eBay to sell the glasses has alerted the robots to his whereabouts and thus turned him into a major player in their robot war.

Meanwhile the United States military is drawn into the battle after their base in Qatar is attacked by a helicopter that shape-shifts into a super nasty robot. Further attacks on the military and civilians, along with an infiltration into Air Force One’s computer system, convince military intelligence and the Secretary of Defense John Keller (Jon Voight) that there’s more going on than meets the eye. The military readies to go into battle against an enemy they’ve never seen before and one they have no idea how to crush. Everything comes to a head as Sam, Mikaela, the US military and the Autobots face down Megatron (voiced by Hugo Weaving) and the Decepticons.

the robotic idea, with highly intelligent and sense of humour.. it's like a anti science fiction, it's funny when u see a robot, sneekin around the US.military area, and hide between the walls like ninja, about wise robot it's not related no more with this new era, off course part of some old teenager like me, which is growing up in the transformer era, about 80" when the cartoon it's looks so simple, but the story is still remain in my head..but when i watch the movie.. i thing it's not the same movie like i's the movie, for this genre.. but the picture were so damn good, smooth transformation, (wondering how if i had the action figure, with the terrible hard transformation into the car.. hehehe).
It's a perfect huge effect movie, with the support of the United States military, who supplied aircraft and vehicles for the alternate modes of the Decepticons, including F-22s, F-117s, C-130 and C-17 cargo planes, and two CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft, out of three in the U.S. Air Force inventory at that time.[47] Such cooperation led Transformers to be the first film shot at The Pentagon since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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