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zcbz| Transformers 1
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2007
Comments:
Director: Michael Bay
Screenplay: Alex Kurtzman, John Rogers, Roberto Orci
Producer: Allegra Clegg, Brian Goldner, Don Murphy, George Strayton
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor
Genre: Kids & Family

Running Time: 144
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Features:
Studio:  Paramount DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Sep 2008 Discs:  2 (Blu-ray) [$39.99]
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Reviews:  "I bought a car. Turned out to be an alien robot. Who knew?" deadpans Sam Witwicky, hero and human heart of Michael Bay's rollicking robot-smackdown fest, "Transformers". Witwicky (the sweetly nerdy Shia LaBeouf, channeling a young John Cusack) is the perfect counterpoint to the nearly nonstop exhilarating action. The plot is simple: an alien civil war (the Autobots vs. the evil Decepticons) has spilled onto Earth, and young Sam is caught in the fray by his newly purchased souped-up Camaro. Which has a mind--and identity, as a noble-warrior robot named Bumblebee--of its own. The effects, especially the mind-blowing transformations of the robots into their earthly forms and back again, are stellar.
Fans of the earlier film and TV series will be thrilled at this cutting-edge incarnation, but this version should please all fans of high-adrenaline action. Director Bay gleefully salts the movie with homages to pop-culture touchstones like "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "King Kong", and the early technothriller "WarGames". The actors, though clearly all supporting those kickass robots, are uniformly on-target, including the dashing Josh Duhamel as a U.S. Army sergeant fighting an enemy he never anticipated; Jon Voight, as a tough yet sympathetic Secretary of Defense in over his head; and John Turturro, whose special agent manages to be confidently unctuous, even stripped to his undies. But the film belongs to Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and the dastardly Megatron--and the wicked stunts they collide in all over the globe. Long live Transformers! "--A.T. Hurley"


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