Autobots, Decepticons Much more than meets the eye Robots in disguise on earth And now I'll tell you why
Optimus Prime and Megatron Agreed to have a battle The latter wanted the All Spark As if it were his chattel
Cybertron has been destroyed The All Spark must be found Megatron picks up the trail And crashes to the ground
Decepticons arrive on Earth Attacking army bases They're looking to find Megatron In all the likely places
And that's the lead in to this movie, which of course is based on a toy, so don't expect "believable" to be a key word here.
The two minute version:
Autobots - good Decepticons - bad Cybertron - former home planet of both All Spark - cube shaped object of utmost importance and considerable power Optimus Prime - Autobot leader Megatron - Decepticon leader Blackout, Frenzy, Barricade, Starscream, Scorponok, Bonecrusher, Devastator - bad Bumblebee, Jazz, Ratchet, Ironhide - good Sam Witwicky - Hormone driven human teenager, grandson of famous Arctic explorer, unknowing owner of important clue to location of All Spark. Mikaela Banes - object of affection, has mechanical skills Decepticons want the All Spark, Autobots want to make sure they don't get it. Big battle ensues The end - until the sequel, that is.
Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky) beefs up physically for this demanding role, and does a great job portraying a typical teenager caught up in an inter-galactic war. Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Anthony Anderson, Jon Voight, Megan Fox and others provide adequate human support.
The CGI is amazing, with voices by Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) and Hugo Weaving (Megatron), and this alone is almost worth the price of the DVD.
Action packed, funny, and everything you'd expect from a really cool toy franchise.
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A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war was being waged between the noble Autobots (led by the wise Optimus Prime) and the devious Decepticons (commanded by the dreaded Megatron) for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possessed it. The Autobots managed to smuggle the Allspark off the planet, but Megatron blasted off in search of it. He eventually tracked it to the planet of Earth (circa 1850), but his reckless desire for power sent him right into the Arctic Ocean, and the sheer cold forced him into a paralyzed state. His body was later found by Captain Archibald Witwicky, and before going into a comatose state Megatron used the last of his energy to engrave a map, showing the location of the Allspark, into the Captain's glasses, and send a transmission to Cybertron. He is then carted away by the Captain's ship. A century later, Sam Witwicky, nicknamed Spike by his friends, buys his first car. To his shock, he discovers it to be Bumblebee, an Autobot in disguise who is to protect Spike, as he bears the Captain's glasses and the map carved on them. But Bumblebee is not the only Transformer to have arrived on Earth - in the desert of Qatar, the Decepticons Blackout and Scorponok attack a U.S. military base, causing the Pentagon to send their special Sector Seven agents to capture all "specimens of this alien race," and Spike and his girlfriend Mikaela find themselves in the middle...