PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.
Griffith Observatory is a private area and its authorities were initially reluctant about allowing shooting to go on with the film. However, the filmmakers were able to get permission, through its officials Leonard Nimoy and Susan Bay Nimoy (Nimoy's wife, to whom Michael Bay is related), to shoot the Autobots' arrival to Earth and their council. Nimoy had voiced Megatron's successor Galvatron in The Transformers: The Movie (1986) and went on to voice Optimus Prime's predecessor Sentinel Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).
Before time began, there was the Cube. We know not where it comes from, only that it holds the power to create worlds and fill them with life. That is how our race was born. For a time, we lived in harmony. But like all great power, some wanted it ...
(at around 1h 30 mins) When "Sector 7" agent Tom Banacheck shows two different ALIEN images to Defense Secretary John Keller he states that one is from the Soccent base attack in Qatar [by Blackout] and the other he explains is an image taken from the Beagle 2 Mars Rover. Both images are shown to have been taken during the day; However, Staff Sergeant Epps (Tyrese) took the thermal image after Blackout had transformed (at night)
The DreamWorks and Paramount logos are accompanied by a series of robotic sounds.
The full screen version shown on TV adds two additional cuts to the scene where Scorponok knocks over a water tower in the desert. After the tower is knocked down, Donnelly ('Zack Ward') asks what happened, it cuts to Fig (Amaury Nolasco) who responds in Spanish, then cuts back again to Donnelly. This was most likely done because both actors are visible in the shot in wide screen, but in full screen Fig is not visible.
NZD 1,700,183 (New Zealand) (1 July 2007)