On the planet Cybertron, a war was waged between the Autobots and the Decepticons for control of the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possessed it. The Allspark is smuggled off the planet, but Megatron goes in search of it. He tracks it to Earth and his desire for power sends him into the Arctic Ocean. The sheer cold forces him into a paralyzed state. His body is later recovered, and before going into a comatose state he uses the last of his energy to engrave a map, showing the location of the Allspark, into the Captain's glasses. A century later, Spike buys his first car. To his shock, he discovers it is an Autobot in disguise. He is to protect Spike, who bears the Captain's glasses. Other Transformers have arrived In the desert of Qatar and the Decepticons attack a U.S. military base. Spike and his girlfriend Mikaela find themselves in the middle of a grand battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Meanwhile, within the depths of Hoover Dam, the cryogenically stored form of Megatron awakens.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and language.|||adult
DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures present in association with Hasbro a di Bonaventura Pictures production ; produced by Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy ; story by John Rogers and Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman ; screenplay by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman ; directed by Michael Bay.
Special features: Commentary by director Michael Bay; "Our world, their war" featurette; "From script to sand: the Scorponok desert attack" featurette; concepts; trailer.
Special features: Disc 1. Commentary by director Michael Bay. Disc 2. Our world (explore the world of Transformers), Their war (Learn more about the Autobots and Decepticons), More than meets the eye (In-depth featurette on the making of the Scorponok Desert Attack scene and concept boards).
Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox, Rachael Taylor, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Michael O'Neill, Amaury Nolasco, Zack Ward, W. Morgan Sheppard, John Robinson, Travis Van Winkle, John Turturro, Jon Voight.
Director of photography, Mitchell Amundsen ; editors, Thomas A. Muldoon, Paul Rubell, Glen Scantlebury ; music, Steve Jablonsky ; costume designer, Deborah L. Scott ; production designer, Jeff Mann ; special effects supervisor, John Frazier ; visual effects supervisor, Richard Kidd.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Teen Choice Awards, 2007: Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie: Breakout Male (Shia LaBeouf).