Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 30 mins

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Embedded with extreme action and suspense, this sci-fi thriller is a sequel to 2007's Transformers and the second installment in the live-action Transformers series. The plot revolves around Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), who is caught in the war between two factions of alien robots, the Autobots and the Decepticons. Sam is having hallucinatory episodes of Cybertronian symbols, and is being hunted by the Decepticons under the orders of an ancient Decepticon named The Fallen (Tony Todd), who seeks to get revenge on Earth by finding and activating a machine that would provide the Decepticons with an energon source, destroying the Sun and all life on Earth in the process.

Cast: Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf

Crew: Michael Bay (Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Dates: 24 Jun 2009 (India)

Tagline: The battle for Earth begins in theatres and IMAX

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Did you know? John Turturro was allowed to climb the pyramids during filming in Egypt. At one point, he simply broke down crying. When Michael Bay questioned him, he said, "You just don't get to do this in movies. You don't get to shoot in a place that's 4000 years old." Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Camera:
ARRIFLEX 235, ARRIFLEX 435 ES, Imax MKIII Reflex, Imax MSM 9802, Iwerks IW5A, Panavision Panaflex
Aspect Ratio:
1.44 : 1 (IMAX), 2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
The battle for Earth begins in theatres and IMAX
Revenge takes many forms
They have returned... to finish what they started
On June 24th, get ready for the summer's biggest adventure
Only one team will transform your summer
They have returned. They have evolved
Revenge is coming
Goofs:
Continuity
When Bumblebee is in car form, the Chevrolet bow tie is black with red trim. In robot form, the bow tie is gold.

Continuity
When we see Mikaela for the first time (on the motorcycle, painting a devil on the side), she is lying forward on the bike, leaning over the right side. When the shot changes, she is leaning over the left side of the bike.

Continuity
In the forest battle, Shia LaBeouf has a brace on his left hand which he was forced to wear due to a car crash. In the movie however, Sam's hand was burned only later on.

Continuity
When Mikaela is putting the bandage on Sam's hand, the wind shot shows her crouching and then getting up. The next shot she is crouching again.

Continuity
When Mikaela deliberately hits the white car on the pole while escaping from college, the pole dents the car in the center. In the next shot, the car is damaged on one side, near the headlight.

Continuity
When Galloway declares that NEST is being disbanded, he literally strips Major Lennox of his rank insignia. In the next scene, Lennox is wearing the oak leaf cluster again.

Continuity
When Sam gets a green drink at the frat party, the drink is full in one shot, nearly empty in the next, and full again in the next.

Continuity
When Sam Witwicky drops his papers on the college steps, 3 people on the right are walking behind him. When the shot changes, the same 3 people are further back, just getting to the steps.

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When Sam Witwicky drops his papers on the college steps, 3 people on the right are walking behind him. When the shot changes, the same 3 people are further back, just getting to the steps. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this When Sam gets a green drink at the frat party, the drink is full in one shot, nearly empty in the next, and full again in the next. Is this interesting? | Share this When Galloway declares that NEST is being disbanded, he literally strips Major Lennox of his rank insignia. In the next scene, Lennox is wearing the oak leaf cluster again. Is this interesting? | Share this In the forest battle, Shia LaBeouf has a brace on his left hand (due to his car crash). Sam's hand was burned later on. Is this interesting? | Share this When Bumblebee is in car form, the Chevrolet bow tie is black with red trim. In robot form, the bow tie is gold. Is this interesting? | Share this When we see Mikaela for the first time (on the motorcycle, painting a devil on the side), she is lying forward on the bike, leaning over the right side. When the shot changes, she is leaning over the left side of the bike. Is this interesting? | Share this When Mikaela is putting the bandage on Sam's hand, the wind shot shows her crouching and then getting up. The next shot she is crouching again. Is this interesting? | Share this When Megatron is coming up, the Captain calls for hard left rudder, and the sub's rudder turns right. Is this interesting? | Share this When Mikaela deliberately hits the white car on the pole while escaping from college, the pole dents the car in the center. In the next shot, the car is damaged on one side, near the headlight. Is this interesting? | Share this When Sam is kissing Alice on the bed there's a fan in the window, but when Mikaela comes back into the room and throws the box with Wheelie in it at Alice the window is closed and the fan is leaning against the wall. When Sam Witwicky drops his papers on the college steps, 3 people on the right are walking behind him. When the shot changes, the same 3 people are further back, just getting to the steps. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this When Sam gets a green drink at the frat party, the drink is full in one shot, nearly empty in the next, and full again in the next. Is this interesting? | Share this When Galloway declares that NEST is being disbanded, he literally strips Major Lennox of his rank insignia. In the next scene, Lennox is wearing the oak leaf cluster again. Is this interesting? | Share this In the forest battle, Shia LaBeouf has a brace on his left hand (due to his car crash). Sam's hand was burned later on. Is this interesting? | Share this When Bumblebee is in car form, the Chevrolet bow tie is black with red trim. In robot form, the bow tie is gold. Is this interesting? | Share this When we see Mikaela for the first time (on the motorcycle, painting a devil on the side), she is lying forward on the bike, leaning over the right side. When the shot changes, she is leaning over the left side of the bike. Is this interesting? | Share this When Mikaela is putting the bandage on Sam's hand, the wind shot shows her crouching and then getting up. The next shot she is crouching again. Is this interesting? | Share this When Megatron is coming up, the Captain calls for hard left rudder, and the sub's rudder turns When Mikaela deliberately hits the white car on the pole while escaping from college, the pole dents the car in the center. In the next shot, the car is damaged on one side, near the headlight.

Continuity
When Sam is kissing Alice on the bed there's a fan in the window, but when Mikaela comes back into the room and throws the box with Wheelie in it at Alice the window is closed and the fan is leaning against the wall.

Character Error
During the scene in which Leo, Sam, Mikaela, and Simmons are going through the Egyptian check point (run by Deep Roy's character), Leo states to Simmons, "I can handle it. These are my people. I'm 1/36th Arab." It is almost mathematically impossible for someone to have a hereditary factor of 1/36th. They probably meant for Leo to say, "I'm 1/32nd Arab." This would have been very easy to do, as a great-great-great grandparent would be 5 generations back, speaking in genetic terms. And 2 to the 5th power is 32.

Character Error
When Sam meets Leo's friends, they refer to the climatic battle of Transformers (2007) as happening in Los Angeles, although it took place in the fictional Mission City.

Character Error
. Megatron says "No more hiding" referring to the Decepticons no longer camouflaging themselves or imitating other objects, but some Decepticons still imitated Earth vehicles and aircraft, such as the Devastator bots, which were even motionless when they were being stood next to and in hearing distance of humans babbling loudly. One of the Decepticon jets was also shown with a pilot inside, which seems to go against the "No more pretending" line.

Character Error
When Agent Simmons asks Wheelie where to find the older Transformers, Wheelie shows them by pointing lasers at a map of the United States. Simmons says "The closest one is in Washington," and they go to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. However, none of the lasers actually pointed at Washington, D.C.; the closest one pointed to eastern New Jersey.

Character Error
When Sam and Mikaela (Megan Fox) are running from the Decepticon, Sam shouts "go Megan go" as they jump into the car.

Character Error
In the film a Navy officer states that FPCON has reached level 'Delta', the first time since 9/11. However in the first Transformers film, the FPCON level was set to 'delta' after the attack on Qatar.

Character Error
When Sam and Mikaela (Megan Fox) are running from the Decepticon, Sam shouts "go Megan go" as they jump into the car. 4 of 4 found this interesting | Share this When Sam meets Leo's friends, they refer to the climatic battle of Transformers (2007) as happening in Los Angeles, although it took place in the fictional Mission City. Is this interesting? | Share this During the scene in which Leo, Sam, Mikaela, and Simmons are going through the Egyptian check point (run by Deep Roy's character), Leo states to Simmons, "I can handle it. These are my people. I'm 1/36th Arab." It is almost mathematically impossible for someone to have a hereditary factor of 1/36th. They probably meant for Leo to say, "I'm 1/32nd Arab." This would have been very easy to do, as a great-great-great grandparent would be 5 generations back, speaking in genetic terms. And 2 to the 5th power is 32. Is this interesting? | Share this Megatron says "No more hiding" referring to the Decepticons no longer camouflaging themselves or imitating other objects, but some Decepticons still imitated Earth vehicles and aircraft, such as the Devastator bots, which were even motionless when they were being stood next to and in hearing distance of humans babbling loudly. One of the Decepticon jets was also shown with a pilot inside, which seems to go against the "No more pretending" line. Is this interesting? | Share this When Agent Simmons asks Wheelie where to find the older Transformers, Wheelie shows them by pointing lasers at a map of the United States. Simmons says "The closest one is in Washington," and they go to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. However, none of the lasers actually pointed at Washington, D.C.; the closest one pointed to eastern New Jersey. In the film a Navy officer states that FPCON has reached level 'Delta', the first time since 9/11. However in the first Transformers film, the FPCON level was set to 'delta' after the attack on Qatar.

Character Error
When Sam's parents take him to college for the first time, you can see his mom clearly high off of marijuana brownies. Marijuana, when consumed in a food, takes about an hour before the effects are felt.

Continuity
When Sam is in his bedroom, after he finds the Cube sliver it falls and dramatically burns a hole through the floor into the kitchen. But Sam's bedroom is over the living room (there is nothing on the ground floor below Sam's elevated bathroom, and in the first movie Jazz hides in this open space), and the kitchen is actually located between the den and dining room, at the other end of the house. If they were to follow the actual floor plan of the house, the Cube sliver would have landed in the area of the piano in the living room, but where would the fun have been in that?
Trivia:
The film shot in Egypt for 3 days, primarily at the Giza pyramid complex and Luxor. According to Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the shoot was highly secretive: "A crew of 150 Americans and several dozen local Egyptians ensured a remarkably smooth shoot."

The Forest Battle was filmed on Native American land in New Mexico. The filmmakers were permitted to destroy 12 real trees, and in return they planted 6,000 new trees. Michael Bay says on the director's commentary that being an animal lover, setting off explosives in a real forest was one of the more uncomfortable action scenes for him to direct.

The film shot for 4 days in Jordan, at Petra, Wadi Rum and Salt. The Jordanian royal family, who loved Transformers (2007), provided the Royal Jordanian Air Force for assistance.

When filming the Operation Firestorm scene where Leo rescues Simmons from Devastator's vortex Ramon Rodriguez endured artificially-generated 100-mph winds, which clogged his eyes with sand and dislocated his shoulder. It took him 45 minutes to clear his eyes.

NEST is the alliance between the humans and the Autobots. It has different meanings: "Networked Elements: Supporters and Transformers," "Non-biological Extraterrestrial Species Team," and "Non-biological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty." It could also refer to Earth being a nest (refuge) for the Autobots. There is also a real-life NEST agency: The Nuclear Emergency Support Team.

Attending a preview of the film, Steven Spielberg is reported to have said upon seeing Devastator in Operation Firestorm, "That is fucking awesome!" Michael Bay was proud of the fact that he could make the normally well-mannered Spielberg swear.

The massive air strike in Operation Firestorm was caused by a 1,000-gallon gasoline bomb. Special effects supervisor John Frazier spent seven months setting it up, longer than it took to shoot the whole film. The bomb made the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest bomb ever filmed with actors close by.

Close to the religion the end of filming, Shia LaBeouf hit a prop and injured his eye. His injury required seven stitches, and the doctor literally held up a thumb and forefinger and said "Blindness." LaBeouf said it was the most insane experience he'd been through, but he resumed filming two hours later.

It took 140 terabytes to process the CGI for all the robots in this film.

The college scenes were shot at both the University of Pennsylvania and the Princeton University, two of the top Ivy League colleges in the north-east of the United States of America. Neither school is named in the film, however, as both schools felt that the Judy Witwicky scenes were damaging to their image.

The Twins were specially designed to reflect each other: Skids has an oversized left arm/eye and Mudflap has an oversized right arm/eye, and Skids's face is the top part of the Autobot face and Mudflap's face is the bottom part.

For the scene where Bumblebee blasts Sam's bedroom, an extension of the bedroom was built to be blown up, which would leave the original bedroom unscathed. But when the extension was blown up, part of the attic caught fire and the local fire department had to be called.

Matthew Marsden was a childhood fan of the Transformers comic books, and loved Transformers (2007).

During the beginning NEST scene when you see the British flag patch on the shoulder of Captain Graham (Matthew Marsden), the patch right under it says "If I tell you, I have to kill you".

John Turturro was allowed to climb the pyramids during filming in Egypt. At one point, he simply broke down crying. When Michael Bay questioned him, he said, "You just don't get to do this in movies. You don't get to shoot in a place that's 4000 years old."

The aircraft carrier scenes were shot aboard the USS John C. Stennis, which was conducting exercises off the southern California coast. Some of the extras were Navy sailors. Tyrese Gibson gave an impromptu concert in the hangar bay after filming completed.

Long Haul's robot mode was designed by graphic artist Josh Nizzi. It was intended as fan art, but Michael Bay was so impressed when saw the design he hired Nizzi to work on the film. Nizzi went on to design the robot modes for Megatron, Jetfire, and Jet Optimus.

There are 7 Constructicons in this film: Scrapper, Mixmaster, Long Haul, Rampage and Devastator (from The Transformers (1984)), Hightower (from Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001)), and Overload (from Transformers: Armada (2002)). From these, Rampage was originally a Predacon, while Hightower and Overload were originally Autobots.

Erin Naas made a cameo appearance in the movie as Arcee's hologram driver.

Shia LaBeouf convinced his best friend, rapper Chris "Cage" Palko, to appear in the film. He can be seen in the college quadrangle.

The shooting for this movie took place in many exotic locations including Egypt, Jordan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California, as well as air bases in New Mexico and Arizona.