(USA, 2007, 144 minutes)

Warring factions of living robots from outer space come to Earth to look for an artefact that may restore their planet or give them complete power over the universe. Impressively presented trashy comic book inspired by a long-running series of children’s toys, with actors and storyline taking a backseat to the excellent trick effects and a neat line in tongue-in-cheek humour; as mindless action entertainment aimed at teenagers, it’s practically unbeatable.

Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures present, in association with Hasbro, a Don Murphy—Tom de Santo/Di Bonaventura Pictures production. Starring Shia LaBoeuf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox, Rachael Taylor; with John Turturro; and Jon Voight. Directed by Michael Bay; produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom de Santo, Don Murphy, Ian Bryce; screenplay by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, based on a story by John Rogers, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, based on the Hasbro action figure toys; music by Steve Jablonsky; director of photography (DeLuxe prints, Panavision), Mitchell Amundsen; production designer, Jeff Mann; costume designer, Deborah L. Scott; film editors, Paul Rubell, Glen Scantlebury, Thomas K. Muldoon; visual effects supervisor, Scott Farrar.


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