Transformers


Transformers
An update of the classic kiddies television series about robots which can transform themselves from one shape to another. The setting is Earth in the future, where two groups of robots, one good and one bad, are both in search of a source of power. Thrown into the melee is a young man, whose car turns out to be a transformer too. After some development, the scene is set for a climactic showdown between the leaders of the two robot gangs.

142 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Violence).
Action, Adventure, Kids, Sci-Fi.

Showtimes

Now that was a flexible bang!
Now that was a flexible bang!

Credits

Cast
Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor, Anthony Anderson, Jon Voight
Director
Michael Bay
ScreenplayRobert Orci, Alex Kurtzman, John Rogers
MusicSteve Jablonsky
CinematographyMitchell Amundsen
EditingTom Muldoon, Paul Rubell, Glen Scantlebury
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorUIP
Made in2007
Produced byDreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, Di Bonacentura Pictures, SprocketHeads, Thinkfilm

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreScience Fiction
LanguageVery mild, very infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate action, threat and battles gunfire, fantastical, science fictional
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconShake, rattle, and roll credits.
10
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg quote iconDie prent is 'n totale aanslag op die sintuie en laat 'n mens... uitgeput, maar só gelukkig.
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconWonder-toys steal show from humans.
10
iAfrica.com
James O'Ehley quote iconUltimately, the movie's many action scenes will no doubt have small boys of an impressionable age literally pee in their pants from sheer excitement, while teens will appreciate our hero's 'American Pie'-lite teenage travails involving zits, his first car and accusatory parents.
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconransformers is a noisy, frenetic and, at times, innovative action adventure about an alien race of robots which lands on Earth and takes on the characteristics of American cars and trucks.
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconIt's flat-out fun, the year's best achievement in special effects.
15
24.com
Megan Kakora quote iconWith Earth the unfortunate battleground between good and evil alien robots, who needs actors when you've got mind blowing CGI?
10
Box Office
Tim Cogshell quote iconMichael Bay’s live-action vision taps fans’ inner child
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAfter a string of bad-to-mediocre films, director Michael Bay scores with blockbuster battling robots in Transformers.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconTransformers is a jumble of the good, the bad, and the ugly, with the latter two categories outweighing the former.
8
ScreenIt
quote iconFrenetic but ultimately dull and likely to give many a parent a headache from all of the noise and inanity.
8
Metacritic.com
34 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
166 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBelievable characters are hard to come by in this action-packed film.
11

What the People say

Internet
39518 Netizens quote iconShock and Awe, and some gripes
16

Average .. 59%

12




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