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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 24 June 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 150 min
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  • IMDb page: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
  • Rate: 5.9/10 total 153,308 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 24 June 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 150 min
  • Filming Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA
  • Budget: $200,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $836,303,693(Worldwide)(15 October 2009)
  • Director: Michael Bay
  • Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel
  • Original Music By: Steve Jablonsky   
  • Soundtrack: This Is It
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Symbol | Machine | Egypt | College | Sun

Writing Credits By:

  • Ehren Kruger (written by) &
  • Roberto Orci (written by) &
  • Alex Kurtzman (written by)

Known Trivia

  • Shooting started the day after Transformers won the MTV Movie Award for Best Movie.
  • Michael Bay considered making a small project between Transformers and this film, but he “didn’t want someone else to take his baby.”
  • According to Roberto Orci, Jonah Hill was offered the part of Leo Spitz, and even received a copy of the script, but negotiations fell through.
  • On July 27, 2008, Shia LaBeouf and Isabel Lucas were in a car crash. One of LaBeouf’s hands required surgery. Production was only delayed 2 days; Michael Bay filmed second unit scenes, and LaBeouf recovered a few weeks earlier than expected. Bay wanted the hand injury to be written into the story, but Roberto Orci said rewrites were done to protect his hand for the remainder of the shoot.
  • Alex Kurtzman came up with the film’s title. His co-writer Roberto Orci jokingly stated he would also like Transformers to be named “Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye.”
  • Screenwriter Ehren Kruger was signed on for his encyclopedic knowledge of the Transformers and because he was a good friend of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
  • The Autobot Arcee was originally meant to appear in the first film, but was replaced with Ironhide because the writers thought robot genders would be difficult to explain. Afterward, they decided to include Arcee to please fans, and ignore the gender issue. Arcee’s alternate mode was felt to be too small for her to be an effective warrior, so she got two partners, Chromia and Elita-1.
  • The Decepticon Soundwave was originally meant to appear in the first film, but could not be properly reworked. He was a helicopter, but that was rewritten as Blackout; he then became a radio, then that was rewritten as Frenzy. His alternate mode in this film is a satellite, which fits his role as a communications officer.
  • To stage an action scene at White Sands, the buildings built on the sand had explosives inside of them, and six F-16s were flown over the area.
  • During production, Michael Bay attempted to create a misinformation campaign to increase debate over what Transformers would appear in the film, and try to throw fans off of the story of the film. According to Roberto Orci it didn’t work.

Goofs: Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the film a Navy officer states that FPCON has reached level 'Delta', the first time since 9/11. However in the first Transformers film, the FPCON level was set to 'delta' after the attack on Qatar.

Plot: 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. Full summary »  »

Story: 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>  

Synopsis

Synopsis: It is revealed that thousands of years ago there was a race of ancient Transformers who scoured the universe looking for energon sources. Known as the Dynasty of Primes, they used machines called Sun Harvesters to drain stars of their energy in order to convert it to energon and power Cybertron’s AllSpark. The Primes agreed that life-bearing worlds would be spared, but in 17,000 BC, one brother, thereafter dubbed "The Fallen", constructed a Sun Harvester on Earth. The remaining brothers thus sacrificed their bodies in order to hide the Matrix of Leadership the key that activates the Sun Harvester from The Fallen, who swore to seek revenge upon Earth.

In the present day, two years after the events of the previous film, Optimus Prime is seen leading NEST, a military organization consisting of human troops and his own team of Autobots (including newcomers Arcee, Chromia, Elita One, Sideswipe, Jolt, and the twins Skids and Mudflap) aimed at killing the remaining Decepticons on Earth. While on a mission in Shanghai, Optimus and his team destroy Decepticons Sideways and Demolishor, being given a warning by the latter that "The Fallen will rise again". Back in the United States, Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf) finds a splinter of the destroyed AllSpark, and upon contact the splinter fills his mind with Cybertronian symbols. Deeming it dangerous, Sam gives the AllSpark splinter to his girlfriend Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox) for safe keeping, and leaves her and Bumblebee behind to go off to college taken by his father (Kevin Dunn) and mother (Alice White) after their home was destroyed by some small decepticons created by the splinter. Upon arrival, Sam meets his college roommate Leo Spitz (Ramon Rodriguez), who runs an alien conspiracy website, and Alice (Isabel Lucas), a co-ed who makes sexual advances on him. Everything is chaotic, and Sam’s mother gets high on some "special brownies". Back home, Decepticon Wheelie tries to steal the shard, only to be captured by Mikaela.

Decepticon Soundwave hacks into a US satellite and learns the locations of the dead Decepticon leader Megatron and another piece of the AllSpark. The Presidential advisor Gallaway (John Benjamin Hickey)suggests that the Decepticons are on Earth only to hunt down some Primes, so it’d be better for humans if all Primes left, and he says that the President of the USA is thinking about taking out their asylum. Sergeant Epps (Tyrese Gibson) defends the Primes. What if they leave and Decepticons still attack the Earth?, but the advisor tells him to shut up.

The Decepticons retrieve the shard and use it to resurrect Megatron, who flies into space and is reunited with Starscream and his master, The Fallen in the Nemesis. The Fallen instructs Megatron and Starscream to capture Sam in order to discover the location of the Matrix of Leadership.

After having a mental "incident" when he starts uncontrollably writing in Cybertronian language at a party,Sam continues acting strange including putting Professor Colan (Rainn Wilson) to shame in the middle of a lesson. In a panic, Sam calls Mikaela, who immediately leaves to get to him.

With Sam’s outbreaks worsening, Mikaela arrives at campus just as Alice is revealed to be a Decepticon Pretender attacks Sam. An irate Mikaela -who caught Sam kissing Alice on a bed-, Sam, and his roommate Leo drive off, destroying Alice, but are seized by the Decepticon Grindor.

The Decepticon known as "The Doctor" prepares to remove Sam’s brain, but Optimus and Bumblebee turn up and rescue him. In an ensuing fight, Optimus engages Megatron, Grindor and Starscream. Optimus manages to kill Grindor and rip off Starscream’s arm, but during a momentary distraction while searching for Sam, he is blindsided then impaled and blasted through the chest by Megatron and dies. Megatron and Starscream depart as the Autobot team arrives to rescue Sam, unable to save Optimus.

After Prime’s death, The Fallen is freed from his captivity and Megatron orders a full-scale assault on the planet. The Fallen speaks to the world and demands they surrender Sam to the Decepticons or they will continue their attack. Sam, Mikaela, Leo, Bumblebee, the twins and Wheelie regroup, and Leo suggests his online rival "Robo-Warrior" may be of assistance. "Robo-Warrior" is revealed to be former Sector 7 agent Simmons (John Turturro), who informs the group that the symbols should be readable for a Decepticon. Mikaela then releases Wheelie, who can’t read the language, but identifying it as that of the Primes, directs the group to a Decepticon seeker named Jetfire.

They then find Jetfire at the F. Udvar-Hazy Center and reactivate him via the shard of the AllSpark. After teleporting the group to Egypt, Jetfire explains that only a Prime can kill The Fallen, and translates the symbols, which contain a riddle that sets the location of the Matrix of Leadership somewhere in the surrounding desert. By following the clues, the group arrive at the tomb where they ultimately find the Matrix, but it crumbles to dust in Sam’s hands. Believing the Matrix can still revive Optimus, Sam collects the dust and instructs Simmons to call Major William Lennox (Josh Duhamel) to bring the other Autobots and Optimus’s body.

The military arrives with the Autobots, but so do the Decepticons, and a battle ensues. During the fight, Decepticon Devastator is formed and unearths the Sun Harvester from inside one of the pyramids before being destroyed by the US military with the help of agent Simmons. Jetfire arrives and destroys Mixmaster, but is mortally wounded by Scorponok. The Air Force bombs the Decepticons, but Megatron breaks through the offensive and kills Sam. While dead, Sam is contacted by the Dynasty of the Primes who, acknowledging his courage and dedication to Optimus, revive him and rebuild the Matrix of Leadership. Sam goes on to revive Optimus just in time before the Fallen ambushed him and his allies, slaughtering a few soldiers and takes off with the Matrix to activate the harvester. Jetfire sacrifices himself to have Optimus use his parts to fly to the harvester and successfully destroys it. Then Optimus engages the Fallen in the ruins and kills him by punching through the chest and ripping his spark out. Although the battle was over, Megatron refuses to surrender by fleeing back to the Nemesis with Starscream.

The film ends with Optimus, who is alongside Sam on an aircraft carrier, sending a message into space saying that the humans and Transformers both share a common past. During the credits, Sam is seen returning to college.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Kenny Bates known as co-producer (as Ken Bates)
  • Michael Bay known as executive producer
  • Ian Bryce known as producer
  • Allegra Clegg known as co-producer
  • Matthew Cohan known as associate producer
  • Tom DeSanto known as producer
  • Lorenzo di Bonaventura known as producer
  • Brian Goldner known as executive producer
  • K.C. Hodenfield known as associate producer
  • Michelle McGonagle known as associate producer
  • Don Murphy known as producer
  • Steven Spielberg known as executive producer
  • Mark Vahradian known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Shia LaBeouf known as Sam Witwicky
  • Megan Fox known as Mikaela Banes
  • Josh Duhamel known as Major Lennox
  • Tyrese Gibson known as USAF Master Sergeant Epps
  • John Turturro known as Simmons
  • Ramon Rodriguez known as Leo Spitz
  • Kevin Dunn known as Ron Witwicky
  • Julie White known as Judy Witwicky
  • Isabel Lucas known as Alice
  • John Benjamin Hickey known as Galloway
  • Matthew Marsden known as Special Air Service Forces
  • Andrew Howard known as Special Air Service Forces
  • Michael Papajohn known as Cal
  • Glenn Morshower known as General Morshower
  • John Eric Bentley known as Aide
  • Erin Naas known as Arcee Rider
  • Rainn Wilson known as Professor Colan
  • Katie Lowes known as April the Resident Assistant
  • Jonathon Trent known as Fassbinder
  • Walker Howard known as Sharsky (as Howard Walker)
  • America Olivo known as Frisbee Girl
  • Aaron Hill known as Frat Guy
  • Jareb Dauplaise known as Frat Guy
  • John Sanderford known as Pundit
  • Christopher Curry known as Pundit
  • Cas Anvar known as Egyptian Interpol Officer #1
  • Michael Benyaer known as Egyptian Interpol Officer #2
  • Deep Roy known as Egyptian Guard
  • Ruben Martinez known as Bedouin with Donkey
  • Spencer Garrett known as Air Force Chief Of Staff
  • Ralph Meyering Jr. known as NORAD General
  • Aaron Norvell known as Air Force Military Police
  • Eric Pierpoint known as NSA Officer
  • Annie Korzen known as Simmons Mom
  • Sean T. Krishnan known as Yakov
  • David Bowe known as Smithsonian Guard
  • Kamal Jones known as Smithsonian Guard
  • Aaron Lustig known as Reporter
  • Jim Holmes known as Reporter
  • Kristen Welker known as Reporter
  • Cornell Womack known as FBI Director
  • David Luengas known as Ticket Agent
  • Derek Weston known as Joint Ops Staff (as Derek Alvarado)
  • Alex Fernandez known as Joint Ops Staff
  • Casey Nelson known as Joint Ops Staff
  • Jason Roehm known as Joint Ops Staff
  • John Nielsen known as USS Roosevelt Captain
  • Rick Cramer known as Diego Garcia Soldier
  • Arnold Chun known as Diego Garcia Soldier
  • Marvin Jordan known as Diego Garcia Soldier
  • Marc Evan Jackson known as Commander, US Central Command
  • Jayson Floyd known as Strike Force Team
  • Aaron Garrido known as Strike Force Team
  • Josh Kelly known as Strike Force Team
  • Joel Lambert known as Strike Force Team
  • David Paul Olsen known as Strike Force Team (as Dave Olsen)
  • Geoffrey M. Reeves known as Strike Force Team (as Geoff Reeves)
  • Brian Shehan known as Strike Force Team (as Brian A. Shehan)
  • Bonecrusher the Mastiff known as Himself
  • Peter Cullen known as Optimus Prime (voice)
  • Mark Ryan known as Jetfire (voice)
  • Reno Wilson known as Mudflap (voice)
  • Jess Harnell known as Ironhide (voice)
  • Robert Foxworth known as Ratchet (voice)
  • André Sogliuzzo known as Sideswipe (voice)
  • Grey DeLisle known as Arcee (voice)
  • Hugo Weaving known as Megatron (voice)
  • Tony Todd known as Fallen (voice)
  • Charles Adler known as Starscream (voice) (as Charlie Adler)
  • Frank Welker known as Soundwave / Devastator / Reedman / Grindor (voice)
  • Tom Kenny known as Wheelie / Skids (voice)
  • Calvin Wimmer known as Wheelbot (voice)
  • John Di Crosta known as Doctor (voice) (as John DiCrosta)
  • Michael York known as Prime #1 (voice)
  • Kevin Michael Richardson known as Prime #2 / Skipjack / Rampage (voice)
  • Robin Atkin Downes known as Prime #3 (voice)
  • Jenn An known as Astronomy Student (uncredited)
  • Robert Bizik known as Maitre d' (uncredited)
  • Ted Borodaeff known as Mime (uncredited)
  • Mollie Bower known as Blonde College Student (uncredited)
  • Jerome Ro Brooks known as Smithsonian Guard (uncredited)
  • Lee Burkett known as Man with Bag (uncredited)
  • Mario Candelaria known as Parisian (uncredited)
  • Larry Carter known as Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Michael Coley known as Student (uncredited)
  • Kristina Coolish known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Robert Corvin known as U.S. Congressman (uncredited)
  • Nick Dash known as FBI Agent (uncredited)
  • Danny Donnelly known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Christian Dorsey known as Camera Man (uncredited)
  • Caitlin Dulany known as CNN Reporter (uncredited)
  • Josh Floyd known as Party Member (uncredited)
  • Victor Harris known as Pentagon Worker (uncredited)
  • Jordan Hess known as Vehicle Technician #2 (uncredited)
  • Andrew Hwang known as Mandarin Blogger (uncredited)
  • Matt Iseman known as C-17 Pilot (uncredited)
  • Kairon John known as Hunter (uncredited)
  • Katy Marie Johnson known as Towel Girl (uncredited)
  • David Kneeream known as Blue Collar Guy (uncredited)
  • Mark Kratzer known as Butcher (uncredited)
  • Michael Kusznir known as Man on Street (uncredited)
  • T. Alloy Langenfeld known as Smithsonian Guard (uncredited)
  • Elton Laron known as Tribesman (uncredited)
  • Sebastian Lionell known as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Donald Sage Mackay known as Nuclear Submarine Commander (uncredited)
  • Karina Michel known as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Alan Mueting known as Senator (uncredited)
  • Jason Mullen known as Magazine Stand Patron (uncredited)
  • Sashen Naicker known as Bedouin (uncredited)
  • Chelsea O'Toole known as Blond College Student (uncredited)
  • Charles Pendelton known as News Stand Patron (uncredited)
  • Anne Reiss known as College Student (uncredited)
  • Michael A. Templeton known as U.S. Congressman (uncredited)
  • Sonny Vellozzi known as Sidewalk Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • James Harvey Ward known as Sonar Man (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Robin Beauchesne known as key makeup artist
  • Jennifer Bell known as hair stylist
  • Barbara Cantu known as assistant hair stylist
  • Diane Dixon known as hair stylist
  • Melissa Forney known as hair stylist
  • Elizabeth Gallegos known as assistant hair stylist
  • Pepper J. Gallegos known as assistant makeup artist
  • Diane Heller known as assistant makeup artist
  • Edouard F. Henriques known as makeup department head (as Edouard F. Henriques III)
  • Erin Hicks known as hair stylist
  • Elizabeth Hoel known as makeup artist
  • Barbara Lacy known as makeup artist
  • Deidre Parness known as makeup artist
  • Yolanda Toussieng known as department head hair stylist
  • Christopher Trujillo known as makeup artist
  • Kazuhiro Tsuji known as special makeup effects artist
  • Bret Mayo known as hair stylist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Dale E. Anderson known as co-leadman
  • C. Scott Baker known as lead set designer
  • Augusto Barranco known as concept designer
  • Steven Bayes known as greensmen
  • Curt Beech known as assistant art director
  • Mark Bialuski known as propmaker
  • Mark Boucher known as set dresser
  • Paul Boucher known as set dresser
  • Robert M. Bouffard known as props
  • Lindsay Brayden known as art department assistant
  • Dawn Brown known as set designer
  • Page Buckner known as assistant art director
  • Susan A. Burig known as graphic designer
  • Andrew Campbell known as graphic designer
  • Clete Cetrone known as mill foreman
  • Rick Chavez known as assistant property master
  • Ryan Church known as concept designer
  • David Cohen known as mold shop supervisor
  • Mick Cukurs known as set designer
  • Vincent D'Aquino known as greens coordinator
  • Chad B. Daring known as set dresser
  • Eric de Jesus known as scenic artist
  • Val I. Deikov known as sculptor
  • Yann Denoual known as sculptor gang boss
  • Elizabeth Duby known as scenic artist
  • Benjamin Edelberg known as senior digital set designer
  • Kathrin Eder known as set decoration assistant
  • Jann K. Engel known as set designer
  • Zachary Fannin known as graphic designer
  • James Fernandez known as on-set dresser: New Mexico
  • Lisa Fiorito known as art researcher
  • Neil Garland known as propmaker gangboss
  • Brian J. Geary known as construction foreman
  • Antony Graf known as key construction grip
  • Jon E. Graf known as shop craftsman
  • Theresa Greene known as art department coordinator
  • Larry Haney known as co-leadman
  • Trent Hevener known as propmaker
  • Samantha Higgins known as scenic industrial
  • Hannah M. Hinkel known as prop assistant
  • J. Bryan Holloway known as sculptor
  • Brianna Hoskins known as construction assistant
  • John Hoskins known as construction coordinator
  • Travis Huffman known as propmaker foreman
  • George Hull known as conceptual designer
  • Sana'a Jaber known as assistant art director
  • Patrick Janicke known as concept designer
  • Stuart John known as construction foreman
  • Tommy John known as painter
  • Martha Johnston known as assistant art director
  • Kent Jones known as paint supervisor
  • Robert W. Joseph known as assistant art director
  • Steve Jung known as concept designer
  • Clark Kelly known as sculptor
  • Karim Kheir known as set dresser/buyer
  • Tony Kieme known as illustrator
  • Anthony Klaiman known as set dresser
  • David Ladish known as set dresser
  • Robert Lambert known as general construction foreman
  • Chris Larsen known as set dresser
  • George Lee known as set designer
  • Catherine Leyba known as set decoration coordinator
  • Ted Lubonovich II known as construction foreman
  • Jason Mahakian known as model maker
  • Paul Maiello known as construction foreman
  • Said El Marouk known as visual consultant
  • Richard F. Mays known as set designer
  • Jason McDonough known as set dresser
  • Ryan Meinerding known as illustrator
  • Michael Meyers known as 3d design visualization
  • Robert Misetich known as paint foreman
  • Elizabeth Morris known as set decoration buyer
  • Amanda Moss Serino known as assistant set decorator
  • Adam Mull known as assistant model maker
  • Joe Murton known as paint foreperson
  • Scott Nelson known as greens foreman
  • Josh Nizzi known as senior illustrator
  • Cesar Orozco known as propmaker
  • Paul Ozzimo known as illustrator
  • Chris Patterson known as on-set dresser
  • Andrew Petrotta known as property master
  • Alice Phelps known as art department assistant
  • Ronald Puga known as on-set painter
  • Andrew Reeder known as set designer
  • Steve Salazar known as welder
  • Randy Severs known as propmaker
  • Hans Soto known as greensperson
  • Vladimir Spasojevic known as production illustrator
  • Nell Stifel known as charge scenic
  • Craig Stoa known as set dresser
  • Kevin Streckewald known as set dresser
  • Mark Tuttle known as set dresser
  • Robert Van Dyke known as propmaker
  • Robert Wilbanks known as supervising plaster foreman
  • Dale Wilmarth known as mold shop foreman
  • Mark Wurts known as digital design
  • Linda Yeckley known as camera scenic artist
  • Nasser Zoubi known as property master: Jordan
  • Asem Ali known as assistant art director (uncredited)
  • Richard Crain known as gang boss (uncredited)
  • Damien Harrer known as greensman (uncredited)
  • Jim Orr known as assistant decorator: Philadelphia (uncredited)
  • Sharon Potts known as property master: Philadelphia (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • DreamWorks SKG (presents) (as DreamWorks Pictures)
  • Paramount Pictures (presents)
  • Hasbro (in association with)
  • Di Bonaventura Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Hollywood Rentals Productions Services  grip and lighting equipment
  • Air Lyndhurst Studios  choir recorded at
  • BT Industrial Supply  expendables
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems
  • Company 3  dailies (as Company 3 LA)
  • Company 3  digital intermediate (as Company 3 LA)
  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • Designer Wardrobe Trailers  wardrobe trailer
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Filmtools  expendables
  • Flashpoint Studios  production assistance
  • Go For Locations  locations cleaning services
  • Go For Locations  locations equipment rentals
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • Hollywood Fires  jacknife rig
  • Imaginary Forces  main titles
  • Klass Security and Investigations  anti-piracy film security (uncredited)
  • LA Management  talent management (uncredited)
  • LCW Props  set equipment
  • LRX Lighting  grip and lighting equipment
  • MISR International Films  production services: Egypt
  • McLarty Media  political consultant
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Moving Pictures Anywhere Company  shipping by (uncredited)
  • On Tour Productions  grip and lighting equipment
  • Panavision Remote Systems  Supertechno Cranes
  • Paramount Transportation Services  transportation services
  • Philly Picture Cars  picture cars
  • Pivotal Post  Avid HD editing equipment
  • Platform Studios  grip and lighting equipment (as Platform Studios, Beirut)
  • Predators in Action  tiger supplier
  • Red Rhino Trailers  hair and make-up trailers
  • Remote Control Productions  score mixing
  • Reprise Records  score album
  • Reprise Records  soundtrack
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Royal Film Commission, The  special thanks
  • Sandbag Productions  production services: Jordan
  • Scarlet Letters  end crawl
  • Sommerware  negative management (as Sommerware Systems)
  • Star Waggons  cast trailers
  • Transportation Resources  transportation equipment
  • V & J Translations  Chinese signage translations
  • tacticalproshop.com  tactical gear

Distributors:

  • Bontonfilm (2009) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • DreamWorks SKG (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Finnkino (2009) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Films of India (2009) (India) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Japan (2009) (Japan) (theatrical) (as Paramount Pictures Japan)
  • Paramount Pictures Entertainment (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Solar Entertainment (2009) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Denmark) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2009) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment Finland (2009) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • fX Network (2011) (USA) (TV)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) (visual effects and animation)
  • Kerner Optical (models, miniatures and special effects provided by)
  • Digital Domain (special visual effects and digital animation)
  • Asylum VFX (visual effects) (as Asylum)
  • I. Solve Interactive (computer playback imagery) (as iSolve Incorporated)
  • K.N.B. Effects Group (animatronics) (as KNB EFX Group)
  • Company 3 LA (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Charles Abou Aad known as lead lighting technical director
  • Florent Andorra known as senior technical director: ILM
  • Ted Andre known as lead compositor: Digital Domain
  • Francois Antoine known as visual effects: ILM
  • Stephen Aplin known as animation sequence supervisor
  • Brandon Ashworth known as effects technical director
  • Tohda Asuka known as lighting technical director
  • James J. Atkinson known as digital effects artist
  • Quentin Auger known as digital models and simulations: ILM
  • Alvise Avati known as animator: ILM
  • Steve Avoujageli known as senior technical director
  • Lance Baetkey known as digital paint/roto artist
  • Kenneth Bailey known as creature technical director
  • Katharine Baird known as digital artist
  • Michael Balog known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Andy Barrios known as inferno artist: ASYLUM
  • Bron Barry known as visual effects coordinator
  • Scott E. Baxter known as digital effects artist
  • Joel Behrens known as lead compositor: Digital Domain
  • Joseph Bell known as associate production manager: ILM
  • Kevin Bell known as digital artist: ILM
  • Matthew E. Bell known as lighting artist: Digital Domain
  • Colin Benoit known as layout artist: ILM
  • Terran Benveniste known as vfx coordinator: ILM
  • Scott Benza known as animation director
  • Jason Bidwell known as visual effects: Asylum FX
  • Wayne Billheimer known as visual effects producer
  • Jason Billington known as digital compositor: ILM
  • Stacy Bissell known as visual effects coordinator: ILM
  • Duncan Blackman known as location matchmover
  • Jeremy Bloch known as technical director: ILM
  • Rob Blue known as visual effects artist: Asylum
  • Richard Bluff known as digital matte supervisor: ILM
  • Stella Bogh known as digital compositor
  • Michael Bomagat known as animator
  • Samati Boonchitsitsak known as animator: ILM
  • Dan Bornstein known as visual effects technical director: ILM
  • Kadeg Boucher known as digital modeler: ILM
  • Andrew Bradbury known as lighting td
  • Steve Braggs known as sequence supervisor: ILM
  • Timothy Brakensiek known as creature setup supervisor
  • Lee Briggs known as visual effects production assistant: ILM
  • Chantell Brown known as technical assistant
  • James W. Brown known as animator
  • Simon Brown known as senior technical director
  • Tripp Brown known as visual effects artist
  • Matt Brumit known as digital artist
  • Wendell Bruno known as assistant DMR editor (IMAX version)
  • Jacob Buck known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Ross Burgess known as animator: ILM
  • Jose Burgos known as technical director: ILM
  • Matthew E. Butler known as visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Howard Cabalfin known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Michaela Calanchini known as digital artist
  • Owen Calouro known as visual effects artist
  • Rachael G Campbell known as visual effects artist
  • Marshall Candland known as digital artist
  • Jeremy Cantor known as animator: ILM
  • Lauren Carara known as visual effects production assistant
  • Derrick Carlin known as animator: ILM
  • Huey Carroll known as paint/roto artist
  • Mark Casey known as digital artist: ILM
  • Simon Cassels known as lead designer
  • Bernard O. Ceguerra known as lighter: Digital Domain
  • Bernard O. Ceguerra known as look development: Digital Domain
  • Charmaine Chan known as digital resource assistant: ILM
  • Henry Kwok Ho Chan known as digital artist: ILM
  • Kien Geay Chan known as digital artist
  • Hui Ling Chang known as visual effects coordinator: ILM
  • Mark Chataway known as technical director: ILM
  • Cheah Chin Chee known as digital artist
  • Ling Chen known as digital compositor: Industrial Light and Magic
  • Peter Chesloff known as digital artist
  • Vanessa Chiara known as dmr production coordinator (IMAX Version)
  • Wally Chin known as roto/paint artist
  • Ian Chriss known as visual effects best boy electric: Kerner Optical
  • Tom Cloutier known as visual effects key grip: Kerner Optical
  • Julien Cohen Bengio known as research & development
  • Chad E. Collier known as render i/o administrator: Digital Domain
  • Janice Barlow Collier known as dustbuster: Digital Domain
  • Michael Comly known as lighting technical director: Digital Domain
  • Shaun Comly known as lighting artist/look dev artist
  • Mary-Margaret Conley known as render I/O administrator
  • Brian Connor known as digital artist: ILM
  • Michael Conte known as digital artist: ILM
  • Karin Cooper known as creature technical director
  • Krishnamurti Costa known as digital modeler: ILM
  • Romaine Coston known as technical assistant
  • Beth D'Amato known as digital paint/roto artist
  • Janevski Danny known as digital matte painter (as Danny Janveski)
  • Lorelei David known as visual effects editor: ILM
  • Ayse Dedeoglu known as visual effects production coordinator: Kerner Optical
  • Yoshi DeHerrera known as visual effects artist: 3D scanning
  • Peter Demarest known as digital compositor: ILM
  • Bernie Demolski known as visual effects best boy grip: Kerner Optical
  • Jessica Dhillon known as visual effects production: Kerner Optical
  • Eran Dinour known as digital artist: ILM
  • Hugo Dominguez known as digital artist: Asylum Vfx
  • Raul Dominguez known as digital effects artist
  • Delphine Doreau known as view painter (as Delphine Coffin)
  • Rob Dressel known as lead previs animator
  • Mark Duckworth known as digital artist
  • Patricia Rose Duignan known as visual effects executive producer: Kerner Optical
  • Kalene Dunsmoor known as digital models and simulations: ILM
  • C. Michael Easton known as lead animator: ILM
  • Scott Edelstein known as 3D integration / environments: Digital Domain
  • Wadi Ejiwunmi known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Thomas Elder-Groebe known as visual effects consultant
  • Christopher Evans known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Lawrence Fagan known as spydercam flight control
  • Matthew Fairclough known as lighting artist
  • Scott Farrar known as visual effects supervisor
  • Joe Farrell known as visual effects conceptual designer
  • Dan Feinstein known as digital artist: ILM
  • Christine Felman known as visual effects coordinator
  • Jessica Fernandes known as department manager: ILM Singapore
  • Simon Fillat known as digital artist: ILM
  • Brian Flynn known as digital effects artist
  • Dave Fogler known as modeling and texturing supervisor: ILM
  • Ben Forster known as animator: ILM
  • Tim Fortenberry known as digital artist: ILM
  • Christian Foucher known as senior technical director: lighting
  • Antonio Freire known as production accountant
  • David Fuhrer known as digital artist: ILM
  • Anthony Fung known as digital effects artist
  • Erik Gamache known as animation supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Danny Garcia known as track/matchmove artist
  • Robb Gardner known as technical director: ILM
  • Joana Garrido known as digital effects artist: ILM
  • Scott Gastellu known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Willi Geiger known as sequence supervisor
  • Angela Giannoni known as digital compositor
  • Maurizio Giglioli known as creature technical director
  • Navjit Singh Gill known as technical assistant
  • Maribeth Glass known as look development/lighting
  • Adam Golden known as systems coordinator
  • Bridget Maria Goodman known as visual effects artist
  • Stuart D. Gordon known as lead fx artist
  • David Gottlieb known as digital effects artist
  • Richard Grandy known as rigging lead: Digital Domain
  • Jeff Grebe known as technical director: ILM
  • Bryant Terrell Griffin known as lead matte painter
  • Jean-Denis Haas known as lead animator: ILM
  • Ian A. Harris known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Max Harris known as Flame artist: Asylum
  • Trevor Hazel known as digital artist
  • Geoff Hemphill known as animator
  • Darin Hilton known as senior digital matte painter
  • Sherry Hitch known as digital artist: ILM
  • Elizabeth Hitt known as visual effects producer
  • Robert Hoffmeister known as sequence supervisor: ILM
  • Allen Holbrook known as animator
  • Glenn Holbrook known as on-set integration & digital matte painter: Digital Domain
  • Bruce Holcomb known as digital modeler: ILM
  • Brian Holligan known as digital coordinator: Digital Domain
  • Yap Hon Wui known as digital artist
  • Yap Honwui known as digital artist
  • Dave R. Howe known as technical director lighting: ILM
  • Chia-Chi Hu known as senior digital compositor
  • Melissa Huerta known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Flannery Huntley known as visual effects production assistant
  • Paul Huston known as digital matte artist
  • Stephanie Ide known as lead rotoscope artist: Asylum FX
  • Aruna Inversin known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Alex Jaeger known as visual effects art director: ILM
  • Mike Jamieson known as digital artist
  • Rod M. Janusch known as visual effects gaffer: Kerner Optical
  • Matthew Frederick Johnson known as visual effects production assistant
  • Bryan Jones known as compositor: ILM
  • Grzegorz Jonkajtys known as visual effects
  • Mike Jutan known as research & development
  • Alla Kalachnikova known as digital artist
  • Apirak Kamjan known as effects artist: Asylum FX
  • Paul Kavanagh known as animator
  • Shawn Kelly known as lead animator: ILM
  • Joe Ken known as senior inferno artist: Asylum
  • Stephen Kennedy known as digital compositor
  • Josh Kent known as animator
  • Richard Kidd known as visual effects supervisor
  • Greg Killmaster known as creature technical director
  • Laura Killmaster known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Perry M. Kimura known as scanning and recording
  • Stephen King known as animator: ILM
  • Bastiaan Koch known as visual effects artist: ILM (as Philip Koch)
  • Karl Kohlman known as visual effects artist
  • Justin Kosnikowski known as digital compositor: ILM
  • Makoto Koyama known as character animator: ILM
  • Ondrej Kubicek known as digital artist: ILM
  • Thomas Kuo known as DI scanner
  • James Kuroda known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Pat Lun Lam known as digital artist: ILM
  • François Lambert known as sequence supervisor: ILM
  • Errol Lanier known as digital modeler: Digital Domain
  • Asier Lavina known as digital matte artist: ILM
  • Mike Leben known as motion control operator
  • Alexander K. Lee known as animator: ILM
  • Jaewook Lee known as digital artist: ILM
  • Marvin Lee known as roto artist: Asylum FX
  • Sunny Lee known as creature effects
  • Keith Leung known as digital compositor: ILM
  • Julian Levi known as visual effects producer
  • John M. Levin known as layout artist: ILM
  • Jeff Lew known as character animator
  • Gretchen Libby known as visual effects executive producer: ILM
  • Kirk Lilwall known as third assistant editor: DMR (IMAX version)
  • Melissa Lin known as digital artist: ILM
  • Flip Livingston known as assistant visual effects magenta color artist
  • Cedric Lo known as animator: ILM
  • Michael Lori known as tracker
  • Kenneth Lui known as visual effects artist
  • Sean MacKenzie known as digital artist: ILM
  • Mary E. Manning known as pre-visualization artist
  • Mike Marcuzzi known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • David Marsh known as sequence supervisor: ILM
  • Ryan Martin known as assistant technical director: ILM
  • Wolfgang Maschin known as inferno artist
  • David Masure-Bosco known as walkthrough coordinator
  • Tim Matney known as texture artist
  • Kevin May known as Inferno artist: ILM
  • Richard McBride known as compositor: ILM
  • Will McCoy known as digital compositor: ILM
  • Kyle McCulloch known as digital compositor
  • Nathan McGuinness known as senior visual effects supervisor: Asylum
  • Glen McIntosh known as character animator
  • Ray McMaster known as visual effects
  • Scott Mease known as digital artist
  • Tony Meister known as designer
  • Michael Melchiorre known as senior digital compositor
  • Tory Mercer known as sequence supervisor
  • Joseph Metten known as digital artist: ILM
  • Michael Meyers known as 3D modeler
  • Ken Mieding known as special effects technician: Kerner Optical
  • Gavin Miljkovich known as visual effects artist
  • Carlos Monzon known as digital compositor
  • Jerome Moo known as digital artist: ILM
  • Erik Morgansen known as animator: ILM
  • Cathy Morin known as lead texture artist
  • Steve Muangman known as digital compositor: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Timothy Mueller known as digital matte artist: ILM
  • Myles Murphy known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Naughton known as lighting artist
  • Ben Neall known as senior texture artist: Digital Domain
  • Mark Nettleton known as digital artist: ILM
  • Sheau Horng Ng known as digital compositor: ILM
  • Yoon See Ng known as digital compositor: ILM
  • Phiyen Nguyen known as digital modeler
  • Vinh Nguyen known as digital artist
  • Ben Nichols known as model maker
  • Blake Nickle known as visual effects coordinator
  • David Niednagel known as data integration lead
  • Cafe Noir known as matte painter
  • Erik Norris known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Brett Northcutt known as concept artist
  • Briana Nutall known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Ben O'Brien known as sequence supervisor
  • Erin D. O'Connor known as senior production manager: ILM
  • Rick O'Connor known as associate animation supervisor: ILM
  • Paul O'Shea known as digital compositor
  • Eddie Offermann known as software and tracking
  • Kaori Ogino known as lead digital artist
  • Chris Olivas known as digital paint artist
  • Akira Orikasa known as digital artist: ILM
  • Lauralea Otis known as technical developer
  • James Ousley known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Cosku Ozdemir known as digital artist: ILM
  • Brian Paik known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Paul George Palop known as cg supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Erik Pampel known as production support: ILM
  • James Parris known as animator: digital domain
  • S. Scott Parrish known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Dan Patterson known as character animator: Digital Domain
  • Lou Pecora known as compositing supervisor
  • Bethany Pederson Onstad known as digital artist: Asylum FX (as Bethany Pederson)
  • Miles Perkins known as senior staff: ILM
  • Cristin Pescosolido known as compositor
  • Frank Losasso Petterson known as digital artist
  • Phil Pham known as digital artist: ILM
  • Jason Pomerantz known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Nicolas Popravka known as digital models and simulations: ILM
  • Kelly Port known as plate supervisor
  • Jason Porter known as digital artist
  • Phillip Prahl known as effects animation lead
  • Phillip Prahl known as technical director
  • Paul Pytlik known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Edward Quintero known as digital matte artist: ILM
  • Nordin Rahhali known as senior technical director
  • Francisco Ramirez known as visual effects editor: Digital Domain
  • Lance Ranzer known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Arkell Rasiah known as software research & development: ILM
  • Ryan Reeb known as digital artist
  • David Rey known as digital compositor: ILM
  • Spencer Reynolds known as clonecam operator: ILM
  • Megan Rible known as digital artist: ILM
  • Michael Rich known as digital effects artist: ILM
  • Anthony Rispoli known as lead digital artist
  • Kyle Robinson known as pre-vis consultant
  • Matthew M. Robinson known as senior technical director
  • Chad Roen known as digital effects artist
  • Chad Roen known as modeler
  • Craig Edward Rogers Jr. known as film recording
  • Dennis Rogers known as first assistant camera: ILM
  • Erik Rogers known as senior digital intermediate producer
  • Meagan Rotman known as digital coordinator (as Meagan Condito)
  • Craig Rowe known as digital compositor
  • Barry Safley known as digital compositor: ILM
  • Jeff Saltzman known as digital artist
  • David Sanchez known as cg modeler
  • Nancy Sandberg known as visual effects: Digital Domain
  • Mike Sanders known as digital supervisor
  • Olivier Sarda known as visual effects
  • Kosta Saric known as visual effects editor: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Steve Sauers known as simulation supervisor
  • Gunther Schatz known as lead visual effects artist
  • David Schoneveld known as digital effects artist: Asylum FX
  • Brad Scott known as Inferno artist: Asylum
  • P. Kevin Scott known as senior character animator
  • Kevin Sears known as lighting artist: Digital Domain
  • Rene Segura known as digital artist: ILM
  • Todd Semmes known as spydercam coordinator/rigging
  • Nelson Sepulveda known as compositing supervisor: ILM
  • Michael Shelton known as animator: Asylum Fx
  • Adam Sidwell known as creature technical director
  • John Sigurdson known as digital effects artist
  • Craig A. Simms known as senior compositor: Digital Domain
  • Raena Singh known as visual effects producer
  • Keith Sintay known as senior digital character animator
  • Ken Sjogren known as digital compositor
  • Sally Slade known as digital compositor
  • Edmond Smith III known as visual effects artist
  • Jason Smith known as digital production supervisor: ILM
  • R. Matt Smith known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Drew Solodzuk known as DMR editor (IMAX version)
  • Dereck Sonnenburg known as visual effects producer
  • Jim Soukup known as layout artist (as James Soukup)
  • Johnny Spinelli known as animator
  • Bret St. Clair known as technical director: Asylum FX
  • Marc Steinberg known as senior modeler
  • Joe Woodward Stevenson known as creature effects
  • John Stewart known as digital compositor: Asylum
  • Scott Steyns known as graphics and animation
  • Frederick George Stuhrberg known as 3D scanning
  • Mohinder Subramaniam known as digital compositor: ILM
  • Andre Surya known as digital artist
  • Pat Sweeney known as visual effects director of photography: Kerner Optical
  • Greg Szafranski known as matte painter
  • Hirofumi Takeda known as digital artist
  • Andy Tamandl known as character animator: Digital Domain
  • Henri Tan known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Chin Siong Tay known as digital effects artist
  • Chad Taylor known as digital artist: ILM
  • Danny Gordon Taylor known as animation director
  • Huai Yuan Teh known as digital modeler
  • John Teska known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Scott Tessier known as digital artist
  • Kieran Tether known as digital artist: ILM
  • Cheng Chan Tey known as digital artist
  • Meghan Thornton known as digital artist
  • Paul G. Thuriot known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Travis Tohill known as animator
  • Greg Towner known as lead animator: ILM
  • Delio Tramontozzi known as animator: ILM
  • Linda Tremblay known as digital compositor
  • Guy Trevers known as scanning and recording
  • Alex Tropiec Jr. known as Inferno artist: ILM
  • Adrian Tsao known as digital modeler: ILM
  • Chi Chung Tse known as animator
  • Graeme Tung known as visual effects artist
  • Reuben Bulawin Uy known as technical assistant
  • George Vajna known as second assistant editor: DMR (IMAX version)
  • Brad van Bodegom known as digital artist (IMAX version)
  • Justin van der Lek known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Todd Vaziri known as digital artist: ILM
  • John Velazquez known as animator
  • Aaron Vest known as visual effects
  • Noah Vice known as lighting/effects technical director: ILM
  • Andres Vitale known as senior compositor: ILM
  • Kevin Wallace known as production manager: Kerner Optical
  • Kelly Walsh known as technical director: ILM
  • Talmage Watson known as digital artist: ILM
  • John L. Weckworth known as digital compositor: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Dan Wheaton known as digital matte artist: ILM
  • Jeff White known as associate visual effects supervisor: ILM
  • Chris 'Willie' Williams known as previsualization artist
  • Aaron Wilson known as digital models and simulations: ILM
  • Virginia Wilson known as digital effects coordinator: Digital Domain
  • Jeff Winkle known as visual effects production assistant: Digital Domain
  • Michelle Winze known as digital producer (as Michelle Jacobs)
  • Eddy Wong known as digital artist
  • Hock Wong known as pre-visualization artist
  • Nick Woo known as digital models and simulations
  • Jeff Wozniak known as sequence supervisor: ILM
  • William R. Wright known as animator
  • William R. Wright known as sequence lead
  • Gary Wu known as creature technical director: ILM
  • Keiji Yamaguchi known as creature developer
  • Steve Yamamoto known as previsualization supervisor
  • Teh-wei Yeh known as digital artist: ILM
  • Mattaniah Yip known as digital effects artist: Digital Domain
  • Niki Yoblonski known as digital artist
  • Mark Youngren known as visual effects
  • Scott Younkin known as sequence supervisor: ILM
  • Dean Yurke known as digital artist
  • Erik Zimmermann known as visual effects artist
  • Juan Bautista known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Daniel Bayona known as digital matte painter (uncredited)
  • Eric J. Dima-ala known as digital artist: matte painter (uncredited)
  • Sebastian Feldman known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Tim Gibbons known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Amanda Hampton known as software engineer (uncredited)
  • Tim Harrington known as animator: ILM (uncredited)
  • Claas Henke known as compositor (uncredited)
  • Kevin LaNeave known as visual effects editor: Digital Domain (uncredited)
  • Ronald Mallet known as research and development: ILM (uncredited)
  • Patrik Marek known as digital artist: ILM (uncredited)
  • Michelle Motta known as digital paint & rotoscope artist (uncredited)
  • Jia-Hao Ng known as digital artist: ILM (uncredited)
  • Wajid Raza known as technical assistant: ILM (uncredited)
  • Kevin Reuter known as digital effects artist: ILM (uncredited)
  • Brogan Ross known as matte painter (uncredited)
  • Toshihiro Sakamaki known as modeler: Asylum (uncredited)
  • Karen N. Sickles known as recruiter: Digital Domain (uncredited)
  • Lionel Taillens known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Jim Van Allen known as creature technical director: ILM (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Ireland 19 June 2009
  • Japan 19 June 2009
  • UK 19 June 2009
  • Russia 21 June 2009
  • USA 22 June 2009 (Los Angeles Film Festival)
  • Brazil 23 June 2009
  • Colombia 23 June 2009
  • Egypt 23 June 2009
  • Netherlands 23 June 2009
  • Norway 23 June 2009 (Oslo)
  • Peru 23 June 2009
  • Thailand 23 June 2009
  • Ukraine 23 June 2009
  • Argentina 24 June 2009
  • Australia 24 June 2009
  • Austria 24 June 2009
  • Belgium 24 June 2009
  • Canada 24 June 2009
  • Chile 24 June 2009
  • China 24 June 2009
  • Denmark 24 June 2009
  • Estonia 24 June 2009
  • Finland 24 June 2009
  • France 24 June 2009
  • Germany 24 June 2009
  • Greece 24 June 2009
  • Hong Kong 24 June 2009
  • Hungary 24 June 2009
  • Iceland 24 June 2009
  • Indonesia 24 June 2009
  • Kazakhstan 24 June 2009
  • Malaysia 24 June 2009
  • Mexico 24 June 2009
  • Morocco 24 June 2009
  • New Zealand 24 June 2009
  • Norway 24 June 2009
  • Panama 24 June 2009
  • Philippines 24 June 2009
  • Poland 24 June 2009
  • Portugal 24 June 2009
  • Singapore 24 June 2009
  • South Korea 24 June 2009
  • Spain 24 June 2009
  • Sweden 24 June 2009
  • Turkey 24 June 2009
  • USA 24 June 2009
  • Venezuela 24 June 2009
  • Croatia 25 June 2009
  • Czech Republic 25 June 2009
  • Georgia 25 June 2009
  • Israel 25 June 2009
  • Kuwait 25 June 2009
  • Slovakia 25 June 2009
  • Slovenia 25 June 2009
  • Switzerland 25 June 2009 (German speaking region)
  • Switzerland 25 June 2009 (French speaking region)
  • Bulgaria 26 June 2009
  • Italy 26 June 2009
  • Latvia 26 June 2009
  • Lithuania 26 June 2009
  • Romania 26 June 2009
  • South Africa 26 June 2009
  • Taiwan 26 June 2009
  • Pakistan 3 July 2009
  • India 10 July 2009

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material

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Posted on March 30, 2012 by Harry in Movies | Tags: , , , , .

10 Comments

  1. brendan5 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 7:39 am

    As expected, the effects were spectacular. The fight scenes wereextravagant and fast-paced.

    The story though, couldn't keep pace. They kept stopping for a romancethat was never developed (and no one really cared). The real thing thatbrought this movie down though was the constant stooping to thisimmature level. The had to have said @ss and balls 10 times (and that'sa low estimate). Not only this, but those two twin autobots wereintroduced who were supposed to be "hip" maybe? They just turned out tobe extremely annoying and to bring down the level of the movie as awhole.

    As a fan of the original cartoon series, I have to say I was reallydisappointed they stooped the level of immature @ss-balls humor andcreating new characters with low IQ's. They could have done better. Theaction though, was amazing and I am still glad I paid to see it on thebig screen.

  2. provenelk from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 7:39 am

    This film is arguably the most highly anticipated release of thesummer, and you can see the pressure must have got to Michael Bay withthe amount of crap he put into this movie to lengthen it.

    Firstly, i will say the action scenes and visual effects are great, andthe addition of new "hip" auto-bots is good for young viewers (notanyone else though), but unfortunately you only really see any actionuntil the last half, and then its still separated by unnecessary andtiresome romantic scenes, and even then, the action scenes becometiresome with large amounts of 300 style slow-mo and an obviousintention of Michael Bay to show everyone how great his visual effectsare, as well as Megan Fox's boobs for the 14 year olds in the audience.Great Mr.Bay, we can see that, just give us a good film.

    The first half is largely made of useless footage of Sam at college andannoyingly frequent comedy scenes with his mum. The whole "college"section could have been compressed to about 20 to 25 minutes ratherthan an hour long.

    The plot is very good, and the stuff about the fallen is pretty gnarly.Its just a shame you don't find out about it till about the last thirdof the film, and there are a lot of plot holes – like why the helldidn't Sam give the splinter to Optimus Prime instead of his lamegirlfriend?! But i think if they had started with the plot earlier andcut a lot of the "inbetween" they could have made the film a lot morefun.

    Overall, it is fun, but the faults become tiresome and therefore makethe film tiresome, especially with its long length (2 and a half hoursi believe). Worth Seeing yes, but definitely not the blockbustermonstrosity we were all looking forward to.

    6/10

    Edit: On reading other peoples comments, i want to say to any selfrespecting film lover, ignore the 1 or 2 star comments, but equallyignore the 9 and 10 star comment. Especially the 9 and 10s which go onabout the special effects, i think they need to learn having goodspecial effects doesn't give you a good movie. They'd get along withGeorge Lucas pretty well though…

  3. Lucian from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 7:39 am

    i loved the first transformers, the acting/humour was superb and theaction was AMAZING. I was super anxious for transformers 2 and afterabout an hr I was anxious to leave. I couldn't take it anymore,everything was stepped up to a bad degree. Too loud, too much action,too much horrendous jokes and way too many robots! Half the time i wastrying to figure out whos who and there were so many plot holes thatbugged me, this all being in the first hr alone. There were threecharacters that I truly DETESTED, the twin robots and that greasyhaired buffoon of roommate, it doesn't get any more annoying than thosethree. GAHHH and when all three of them were in the same scene I wantedto kill myself.

  4. aecioborba-2 from Brazil
    30 Mar 2012, 7:39 am

    In Psychology, we would take this movie as a perfect example of what we call “reinforcement”. If people like it, make more of it. If no one said anything about it, no need to make it again.So, what did everyone (myself included) talked in the first film? Those fights were great. Loved the robots, I wanted more of them. Oh, Megan is hot. Let’s get more of her too (if by “more of her” you hear “less of her clothes”, even better). Oh, Megatron was great, sorry he had a short time in the screen. And do on.No one talked about the story of the movie, or how the characters were different from each other. Of course no one paid any attention to the dialogues. No one said how great was the continuity of the movie. No one cared who the characters were. Thus… why bother with any of this?There was a long time I did not see a movie so bad as this one. I am still in shock, after 4 days. Director, writer, editor… no one had any idea of what do to with any of those characters or how to get from a scene to the other. No one cared for the story, why people should be in one place or other. The plots are so scattered no one bothered to think why a character would do something.So, if you like the characters created in the first movie; if you like stories; if you would like at least that you ears and/or you intelligence don’t be hurt by the most stupid lines ever told by a human (or robot) in a movie, be careful with this movie.But, if you want to see a lot of spare parts fighting each other, would like to see great battles, don’t care for story, dialogues or continuity, you’ll sure like this one, because it has great battle scenes, bigger and faster than the first one. Then, maybe you’ll give and 8 instead of a 2 to Revenge of the Fallen. Myself, i like that action scenes be part of the movie, not the movie itself. So, be careful with the movie. Don’t get any higher expectations except some time to eat popcorn.

  5. lukalele from Australia
    30 Mar 2012, 7:39 am

    I'm amazed at some of the reviews on here. Seriously, what did peopleexpect outta this film? Shakespeare? The English Patient? You go to seethis for the ridiculous action, awesome special effects and just tohave a good time, which is what I had. Yeah, it did seem to overindulgeslightly and was slow in parts. Yeah, the humour's cheesy, sometimespainfully so. No surprise there though, let's remember we're watching afilm based on kids' toys, not a Bronte novel. It ain't perfect, but ifyou expected it to be, I'm glad you're feeling let down. For me, itdidn't try to be anything it shouldn't have and what it needed to doright, it did.

    Mindless, thoroughly enjoyable fun, just like the first one.

  6. Van Roberts (zardoz@bellsouth.net) from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 7:39 am

    Too much comic relief undermines the dramatic impact of directorMichael Bay's visually impressive sequel "Transformers: Revenge of theFallen." If you skipped the original live-action "Transformers," youmay not understand the stakes in the sequel or the situation. Theoriginal concluded with the treacherous Decepticon jet Transformerstreaking off into the sky, guaranteeing the survival of the villains.Original "Transformer" scenarists Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman arejoined on this installment by "Reindeer Games" writer Ehren Kruger andthey bring back the evil Decepticons for a rematch with the virtuousAutobots.

    Clocking in at an hour and 49 minutes, Bay's epic length sequelfeatures machine-like entities shape-shifting from various vehiclesinto gigantic robots with deadly appendages that discharge explosivebroadsides whenever they unleash their titanic fury. The problem is Bayneglects the narrative for these massive transformations. When theHasbro creations aren't changing from innocent machines intodestructive robots, Bay and his scribes are slinging visual and verbaljokes as fast as you can blink. In other words, "Transformers: TheRevenge of the Fallen" lacks suspense until the last quarter hour whenthe flesh & blood performers inject some emotional gravity into thissuperficial smackdown between good and evil alien robots.

    "Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen" opens with a prologue in17,000 B.C. when mankind initially runs afoul of the alien robots,before Bay jumps ahead to the 21st century when mankind and theAutobots have formed an alliance. U.S. Army Major Lennox (Josh Duhamelof "Turistas") and Sgt. Epps (Tyrese Gibson of "2 Fast 2 Furious"),command an elite squad codenamed NEST that consists of Autobotscollaborating with U.S. and British soldiers to smoke out rogueDecepticons hiding anywhere in the world. The opening Shanghai sequencewhere NEST routs a gargantuan unicycle that wrecks more havoc thanGodzilla ever visited on Tokyo gets things started off on the righttrack. The unicycle warns our heroes that the worst is about to befallthem in the form of a monstrous entity named 'The Fallen.'

    The sequel focuses on a thousand year old object called 'the matrix ofknowledge' that provides loads of power to whoever acquires it. Thescene shifts from Shanghai to the Witwicky homestead in Californiawhere Sam (Shia LaBeouf of "Disturbia") announces his plans to attend aprestigious Ivy League university and try to live the life of a normaltwentysomething. Sam informs Bumblebee, the yellow Camaro that morphsinto a monstrous robot, that he cannot accompany him. Freshmen aren'tallowed to have cars on campus. Incredibly, Sam is leaving his superhottie girlfriend, Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox), who looks sexier thanever. After Sam's parents, Ron Witwicky (Kevin Dunn) and Judy (JulieWhite), get our hero situated in his dorm, they head off to Europe fora vacation. Sam and Mikaela are having their first relationshipstruggle. She wants him to utter the L-word "love" but he is contentonly to tell her that he "adores" her and they plan to maintain theirrelationship coast-to-coast via the Internet.

    As Sam is unpacking, a shard of the Allspark falls out of his clothingfrom the first movie and weird things start to happen. Remember, theAllSpark was a mystical cube that contained the key to theTransformers' existence and was thought destroyed in the originalmovie. Optimus Prime shows up soon afterward and explains trouble isbrewing and Sam has a role to play in its resolution, but our herorefuses to participate.

    Of course, what Sam wants and what Sam ends up doing are two entirelydifferent matters. In one of his classes, he scans an astronomy bookfrom cover to cover and accuses Einstein of being wrong. Furiously, Samstarts scribbling enigmatic symbols. Later, the Decepticons return inforce, steal parts of the AllSpark, excavate Megatron from the bottomof the ocean floor, sink half the U.S. Navy, and set out to destroy notonly the Autobots but also the Earth. The Decepticons' primary targetis Sam and they perform a full body scan to obtain vital information.

    "Transformers" boasts some spectacular scenes. For example, a robotversus robot mêlée around Egypt's Giza Necropolis, with the evilDevastator, a remarkably mammoth mechanoid, absorbing severalconstruction vehicles so it can scramble atop the peak of a pyramid, istruly a sight to behold. Again, Bay and his scribes cannot inhibittheir humor and they show two huge wrecking balls dangling likegenitalia between its massive thighs. The scene where the Decepticonsresurrect Megatron from the bottom of the ocean is exhilarating towatch. The last thing that you should be thinking about is thenincompoop who decided not to melt Megatron done into a pile of metalso nothing like this could happen. Unfortunately, had they done so itis likely that there would not have been a sequel.

    Mind you, "Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen" qualifies as a big,dumb, noisy action-paced sci-fi saga that doesn't make any sense andrevels in its larger-than-life idiocy. Humans take a backseat to thefracas between the mechanoids until the final moments when only Sam cansave the day. Unfortunately, the humor gets entirely out of hand. Sam'scollege roommate follows him around the globe and spends more timescreaming in terror rather than fighting. Agent Simmons (John Turturro)is back acting just as flaky as ever, too. The Ghetto twin Autobots areas obnoxious as Jar Jar Binks was in the "Star Wars" prequel. The gagsand the pranks displace the drama. The language is often rude andverges on the obscene. The surprises are few and far between. Withoutenumerating them, we are asked to believe that essential characters candie and never be revived. Anybody who believes for an instant that theDecepticons will vanquish the Autobots is clearly delusional, though itwould have been a nice cliffhanger touch on Bay's part to stage anending similar to "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."

  7. hugh_booth from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 7:39 am

    For the most part, this film is the decent thrill ride that the moviegoing audience is looking for. As an action moving, it has scenes toastound and thrill any avid fan. As a science fiction movie it standsreasonably well. It doesn't over-explain things and doesn't throw inconcepts as central plot points that are blatantly impossible (supernovas that threaten entire galaxies, I'm talking about you Star Trek).The movie also does relatively well on a comedic note, and from astandpoint of general plot. Though others have complained about thecentral importance of Sam's role being unlikely and a retread of thefirst film, it follows through logically from where the first film leftoff.

    Though the film is a lot of fun, it does have its flaws. Unfortunatelythe humor descends to the low brow a little too often. Also the Autobottwins that Michael Bay apparently loved so much were frightfullyannoying. They did also lean towards offensive cultural stereotypes alittle heavily. It is unfortunate because a couple of their funnierlines could have been delivered just as well by completely differentcharacters. In fact they might have been funnier coming from a morestraight laced Autobot. The use of the twins in pure Jar Jar Binksfashion (though not quite as irritating) was unfortunate given how manyunderused robots there were. The comment about Sam's roommate's braverycould have been unexpectedly hilarious coming out of Arcee.

    Most of the other glitches in the film were relatively minor and notworth mentioning, though the writers could use a geography lesson. Ifyou enjoy action films and don't need a deeper artistic message,Revenge of the Fallen is well worth the watch.

  8. danishcuti from Denmark
    30 Mar 2012, 7:39 am

    Lets just start with the critics. I have a lot of respect for criticsand their opinions but lets face it Transformers 1 and 2 are not madefor critics. They REALLY didn't like the sequel and I in all honestysee why. But, and it's a big but, I am the kind of person who enjoys agood Oscar movie and a good sob in a sad movie, but i am still a HUGEfan of action movies.

    For me personally an action movie is crude language, many explosions, ahero of some sorts, and a decent soundtrack and for me Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen does indeed deliver on that point. The movie isvisually fascinating and "explosive", and I knew what to expect so Iwas therefore not disappointed.

    After giving myself time to consider the movie more clearly, yes, thereare points I could have been without or enjoyed more of. Megan Fox'sand Shia LaBeouf's lovey dovey stuff could have been left out for all Icare. The sense of humor does indeed border on the idiocy lvl buttodays generation might not be as clever as others. I would have lovedto see Devastator more than others, but drives me to the sameconclusion as Spider-Man 3 where I would have loved to see Venom a lotmore than I did. The action scenes (and there are a lot of them) are abit crowded and you do have to be in a certain state of mind to be ableto focus well.

    But all in all the movie is visually dynamic and has the mostoutstanding special effects since the last Transformers. It wasgenuinely entertaining. As for stars i give the explosions 2 stars, theSFX 3 stars, Shia LaBeouf 1 star, Josh Duhamel 1 star and the robots 2stars leaving the total at 9/10.

    Go watch it if not for the massive explosions or just because you wantto see the sequel see for the impressive ability Michael Bay has tobring the wildest toys to life yet again.

  9. sandipbharj from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 7:39 am

    Adapting Transformers into live-action movies is always going to be abit of a nasty challenge to get right, but I enjoyed almost everyminute of this action-packed extravaganza. It doesn't have that samemagic of seeing Transformers battle for the first time and it seeminglike a spectacle, but it makes up for it by having more action and moreexplosions.

    So a quick few words on what I thought of the first movie. LOVED -watching the Transformers battle each other; Shia Labeouf doing hisgreat mix of nutty comedy/nervous acting. HATED – Megan Fox's acting.It's absolutely all form and no charisma; most of the Transformerstalking; the scene where the Transformers are hiding in the backyard ofSam's house while he searched for the spectacles in his room (justseemed to take all the seriousness away from the Transformers andportray them as silly)

    Transformers 2 – flaws: Film tends to sag in the middle when the actionslows down to progress some of the silly plot. Transformers is not afilm about plot, it's about the action – just keep it coming and don'ttry to make a story from it because it's RIDICULOUS; Megan Fox stilllooks amazingly hot but cannot act to save her life. You may as welljust put a cardboard cut-out of her next to Shia Labeouf and it'll dothe same job for a fraction of the cost; A scene towards the end of themovie where there is a small "dream sequence" of sorts, and the word"destiny" is mentioned. I almost vomited. The word 'ridiculous' doesn'tquite do it justice; The girl that Sam meets at college and who she is.I am simply AMAZED that they actually let that whole thing get put intothe movie – it just doesn't fit into the Transformers world and leavesstupendous plot holes and questions; There isn't enough slow-motion inthe action sequences for you to take it all in.

    Transformers 2 – achievements: The action is mind-blowing. This is whatyou go to see the film for, and apart from the slow-mo flaw, it'spretty breathtaking and surprisingly violent too; Sam and his parents,and some of the new Transformers are genuinely hilarious.

    And that's it.

    I went to see Robots doing battle, and for 90% of the movie that's whatI got. This isn't a film for those looking for a smart plot orrealistic story lines and physical motion – this is something tovisually gawk at, and sonically admire. This is special effects withouthaving to think about it. There are plenty of other films that showcasesuperb character development and plot, but this isn't it and nor doesit try to be.

    This is a live-action movie that you could easily imagine being acartoon. If that's what you want to see I think you'll enjoy this aspure entertainment. If you didn't like the first movie I can't see howyou would like this one, but for those who liked watching metal smashinto other metal, you'll be buzzing from this flick.

  10. college_bound_cutie_1987 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 7:39 am

    We all have a feeling of dread when we heard of a sequel going intoproduction when referring to a movie that we enjoyed. Especially ifthat movie is based on something left over from our childhood. Whilethe first Transformer movie was enjoyable, Transformers 2: Revenge ofthe Fallen exceeded all of the expectations I could have possibly hadwhile all the while blowing the first movie out of the water.

    ~Possible Spoilers~ Shia LaBeouf turns in a finely tuned performancethat exemplifies his growth from child star to emerging actor. JoshDuhamel returns as Lennox as a side character with his own plot thatquickly steals the scene. Megan Fox was the only low spot in the cast,highlighted mostly in action scene involving little dialogue and a lotof bounce. The special effects were amazing and the exotic locales wereexcellent as the journey takes the viewer on a whirlwind tour of boththe world and human history. Michael Bay pulled no punches in the wittybanter involving the giant robots and their human counterparts. Theplot though stretched at times was credible in the overall action ofthe story. Clearly audiences know better than to go to a Michael Bayfilm if they want an Academy Award winning performance.

    All in all, this movie was not to be missed. It will be one of thehardest movies to beat this summer in the action department as youngadults and adults alike will enjoy the action, drama, romance andscenery.

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