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.
Michael Bay, at first thought Shia LaBeouf was too old to play a teenager, having seen his performance in Constantine (2005), but LaBeouf, with a make-over, and audition, convinced the filmmakers that he could indeed appear younger than he actually was.
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 23 mins) Just before Bumblebee spills lubricant all over Simmons, he ejects an object that resembles a car engine oil filter, which strikes Simmons by his right eye. Simmons then reaches up and rubs the back right portion of his head, as if the object struck him there instead.
SPOILER: There are three scenes in the closing credits:
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)