Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie (2009):
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is an American science fiction action adventure film directed by Michael Bay and written by Roberto Orci, Ehren Kruger, and Alex Kurtzman. It is the second installment in the Transformers film series and the sequel to Transformers (2007) which is based on the Transformers toy line by Hasbro.
In September 2007, Paramount announced a release date for the sequel to Transformers in late June 2009. Shooting took place between May and September 2008, with locations in Egypt, Jordan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California, as well as air bases in New Mexico and Arizona.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen premiered on June 8, 2009, in Tokyo and was released on June 24 in the United States. The film won three Golden Raspberry Awards at the 30th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony and became the highest-grossing film to win the Worst Picture award.
The film surpassed its predecessor’s box office gross worldwide with $836.3 million, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2009. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, at the 82nd Academy Awards. It was followed by Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 2011.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Information:
|Movie Name||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen|
|Release Dates||June 8, 2009 (Tokyo)|
June 24, 2009 (United States)
|Running Time||2hr 29min|
|Based on||Transformers by Hasbro|
|Directed by||Michael Bay|
|Written by||Ehren Kruger|
|Produced by||Lorenzo di Bonaventura|
|Cinematography by||Ben Seresin|
|Edited by||Roger Barton|
Thomas A. Muldoon
|Music by||Steve Jablonsky|
|Production Companies||Paramount Pictures|
Di Bonaventura Pictures
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box Office Collection||$836.3 million|
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Trailer:
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Storyline:
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.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Movie Review:
The film received generally negative reviews from critics; the Rotten Tomatoes consensus calls it “noisy, underplotted, and overlong”. According to The Washington Post, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was Bay’s worst-reviewed film at the time of release, faring even worse than Pearl Harbor (2001). Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times described the film as “in-your-face, ear-splitting and unrelenting. It’s easy to walk away feeling like you’ve spent 2 hours in the mad, wild, hydraulic embrace of a car compactor”.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Cast and Characters:
- Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky: A recent high school graduate who is unwittingly drawn again into the Autobot cause to unravel an ancient mystery implanted into his mind by the now-destroyed Allspark.
- Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes: Sam’s girlfriend whom he trusts as the Allspark fragments begin to unravel.
- Josh Duhamel as Major William Lennox: A U.S. Army Ranger who establishes NEST to help the Autobots in their battle against the remaining Decepticons.
- Tyrese Gibson as Robert Epps: A U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant and Combat Controller in Lennox’s team who leads NEST’s SWAT unit.
- John Turturro as Seymour Simmons: A former agent of the recently terminated Sector 7 who now runs a meat shop in New York City with his mother, Tova Simmons.
- Ramon Rodriguez as Leo Spitz: A college roommate of Sam’s who runs an online conspiracy blog and is obsessed with the Transformers.
- Kevin Dunn as Ron Witwicky: Sam’s father.
- Julie White as Judith Witwicky: Sam’s mother.
- Isabel Lucas as Alice: A female pretender sent to spy on Sam in college.
- John Benjamin Hickey as Theodore Galloway: A national security adviser who often chastises NEST and the Autobots for their destructive tactics.
- Glenn Morshower as General Morshower: The supervisor of NEST.
- Matthew Marsden as Graham: a British Army NEST officer.
- Rainn Wilson as Professor R.A. Colan: Sam and Leo’s astronomy teacher.
- Michael Papajohn as Colin “Cal” Banes: Mikaela’s father.
- Bumblebee: An Autobot scout and Sam’s guardian who transforms into a yellow and black 2009 Chevrolet Camaro.
- Jolt: An Autobot technician who transforms into a blue 2009 Chevrolet Volt.
- Sideways: A Decepticon surveillance agent who transforms into a silver 2009 Audi R8; he hides out in Shanghai alongside Demolishor.
- Scorponok: A scorpion-like Decepticon who was a minion of Blackout in the previous film.
- Ravage: A feline-like beast sent down by Soundwave to steal the spark from the NEST HQ in order to revive Megatron.
- Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime: The leader of the Autobots who transforms into a blue and red 1994 Peterbilt 379 semi-trailer truck.
- Hugo Weaving as Megatron: The Fallen’s apprentice and the leader of the Decepticons who transforms into a Cybertronian tank capable of flight.
- Tony Todd as The Fallen: A Prime who is the first and founder of the Decepticons, as well as the master of Megatron.
- Mark Ryan as Jetfire: A former Decepticon Seeker turned Autobot who transforms into a SR-71 Blackbird.
- Jess Harnell as Ironhide: The Autobot weapons specialist and Optimus’s new second-in-command who transforms into a black 2009 GMC Topkick C4500.
- Robert Foxworth as Ratchet: The Autobot medical officer who transforms into a yellow 2009 search and rescue Hummer H2 ambulance.
- Charlie Adler as Starscream: Megatron’s second-in-command who transforms into a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.
- Frank Welker as: Soundwave, Devastator, Reedman
- André Sogliuzzo as Sideswipe: The Autobot combat instructor who transforms into a silver 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray concept car.
- Tom Kenny as:
- Wheelie: A former Decepticon spy, later turned Autobot, who transforms into a blue radio-controlled toy monster truck.
- Skids: An Autobot infiltrator and Mudflap’s twin who transforms into a green 2007 Chevrolet Beat.
- Reno Wilson as Mudflap: An Autobot infiltrator and Skids’ twin who transforms into a red 2007 Chevrolet Trax.
- Grey DeLisle as Arcee: A female Autobot who transforms into a pink Ducati 848.
- Calvin Wimmer as Demolishor (credited as “Wheelbot”): A massive Constructicon who transforms into a red and white Terex O&K RH 400 excavator.
Interesting Facts About Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie:
- It is the last film in the series to star Megan Fox.
- The film was released on the 25th anniversary of “The Transformers (1984).”
- The three writers spent four months finishing the screenplay while “locked” in two hotel rooms by Bay; Kruger wrote in his own room and the trio would check on each other’s work twice a day.
- The film was given a $200 million budget, which was $50 million more than the first film, although Variety put the budget spend at over $210 million, after rebates. Some of the action scenes rejected from the first film were written into the sequel.
- It took 140 terabytes to process the CGI for all the robots in this film.
- Inspired by its use in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, three action sequences in Revenge of the Fallen were shot using IMAX cameras.
- The film was shot for four days in Jordan, at Petra, Wadi Rum, and Salt. The Jordanian royal family, who loved Transformers (2007), provided the Royal Jordanian Air Force for assistance.
- Megan Fox cannot ride a motorcycle, so when she shot her riding scenes someone had to push her so that she could get a good start, and when the shooting ended someone was always on hand to catch her bike.
- With over 11 million home media sales in 2009, it was also the top-selling film of the year in the United States.
- The college scenes were shot at both the University of Pennsylvania and the Princeton University. However, neither school is named in the film, as both schools felt that the Judy Witwicky scenes were damaging to their image.