The Transformers is an action-adventure live-action reboot of theTransformers films with the same title name from 1984 cartoon The Transformers. It stars David Henrie as Spike Witwicky, a teenager who gets involved in a war between the heroic Autobots led by Optimus Prime, and the evil Decepticons led by Megatron, two factions of alien robots who can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machinery. The Decepticons desire to rule the galaxy while the Autobots desire to stop the Decepticons once and for all in order to keep the earth as well as the universe save.
Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi
Steve Jablonsky and Brian Tyler
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Spike Witwicky (David Henrie) is a seventeen-year-old slacky high school. After school, Spike tries to woo his childhood crush Carly Miller (Ashley Benson) but fails when his father Ryan (David Deluise) arrives and takes Spike to a car shop to pick out his first car. At the car shop, Spike picks out a 1977 Chevrolet Camaro, which Ryan decides to buy as other cars Spike wanted were expensive.
Meanwhile, Decepticons Soundwave and Laserbeak attack a military facility where they steal top-secret high-tech weapons while murdering hundreds of soldiers. A group of survivors led by Lt. Colonel Brad Reynolds (Joe Flanigan) and Robert Wilson (Allen Payne) manage to escape onto a helicopter and they flee to the Pentagon to tell them of the attack. While having picnic with his parents, Spike and his best-friend Chip Chase (Nick Jonas) runs into Carly who was also having a picnic with her family. Spike asks Carly if she would go out with him, and Carly claims Spike is a nice person and would like to test him by going on their first date and she will tell him her answer. Spike takes Carly to drive around, but the Camaro soon drives off on his own leaving Spike to think someone stole it and goes after it. When they catch up to the Camaro, they witness it transforming into a robot which is revealed to be the Autobot scout Bumblebee.
Before they could leave, Spike and Carly are attacked by Frenzy, who has been following them. The two, along with Chip, are able to overpower the small Decepticon, until Barricade appears and confronts Spike, demanding the fleshling to hand over his great-great grandfather’s necklace. Bumblebee appears and fights the Barricade, giving the teens time to escape. Frenzy attacks Spike, but was severely injured by Carly. Bumblebee defeats Barricade, and takes the teens to meet the other Autobots back at Auto-Headquarters, which is underneath an old abandon warehouse. Spike, Carly and Chip meets Autobots Ratchet, Ironhide, Jazz, Arcee, Jolt and Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. Optimus learns Spike is the descendant of his famous great-great grandfather, Archibald Witwicky, and has inherited his necklace with small imprinted cybertronian symbols. It is revealed that the Autobots are from their home planet, Cybertron, where they have been in war for centuries against the Decepticons led by the ruthless leader Megatron, for possession of the Sparkix, a powerful cybertronian-like puzzle that create their robotic race. When the Sparkix was shot into space, the Autobots raced the Decepticons across the galaxy to retrieve it. The Decepticons had followed the Sparkix to Earth, but they crash landed and lost the coordinates to the Sparkix’s location. In 1900, explorer Captain Archibald Witwicky had stumble upon the crash site of the Nemesis, which is the ship of the Decepticons. Upon entering, Archibald had accidentally the ship’s navigation system and his necklace was imprinted with the coordinates to the Sparkix’s location, an accident that left him blind and mentally unstable. By the year of 2000, the Autobots have arrived and begun their search for the Sparkix, taking on earth vehicle forms in order to be unknown by humans; if they can find the Sparkix, they must learn where it is by retrieving Archibald’s necklace before the Decepticons who have already gotten a long head start on them. Spike, joined by Carly and Chip, decide to help the Autobots find the Sparkix and learns the necklace is back at his home.
Meanwhile, on the Nemesis flying in the sky, an enraged Megatron is seen punishing Starscream for his failure to capture Spike, learning the boy is the descendant of Archibald Witwicky, and obtain the necklace. Starscream orders Tumbler and Knockout to go capture Spike. At the Pentagon, Reynolds and Wilson are in a meeting with Agent Fuller (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and others about the attack of the facility. They begin discussing the situation, meanwhile, Soundwave informs of the Autobots on earth to Megatron. The Autobots are stopped by Tumbler and Knockout. The two deceptions attempt to kidnap Spike, but failed. Optimus kills Tumbler and an injured Knockout is able to escape. Upon arriving at the house, Spike and Carly go search for the necklace while Chip stalls Spike’s parents enough time for the pair to find it. Before they could leave, Sector 7 agent Richard Simmons (George Lopez) and his team arrive and take Spike and his family away to a classified location after learning Spike became into contact with the Autobots. However, Spike, Carly and Chip are rescue by Optimus and the Autobots, but Bumblebee ends up being captured. The Autobots get the necklace and use them to find the Sparkix’s location so they can destroy it so the Decepticons cannot obtain it. Spike, Carly and Chip as well as Fuller and Reynolds and his men are taken to the Hoover Dam, where they learn their scientists have been keeping and researching the Sparkix since they’ve discovered it in 1933. Frenzy (who gets his body back) sneaks into the facility and contacts the other Decepticons of the Sparkix’s location; Megatron and the Decepticons mobilize. Starscream attacks the dam and Megatron attempts to retrieve the Sparkix. After being forced by Spike and Reynolds to free Bumblebee, Bumblebee shrunk the Sparkix to a reasonable size and Spike and military travel to Las Vegas to meet with the Autobots.
In Las Vegas, the Autobots are ambushed by Bonecrusher, Knockout and Barricade. Optimus battles the three Decepticons giving the other Autobots time to meet with Spike and the others. The trio and the military make their way into Laz Vegas and meet by Ratchet, Arcee, Jazz, Jolt and Ironhide, and a large battle ensues. Working together, the Autobots and human soldiers manage to bring down Bonecrusher, Barricade, Frenzy and Knockout. However the war caused the lives of soldiers including Fuller, Bumblebee to get crippled, and Jazz is killed by Megatron. Chip and Carly hijacks a tow truck to carry Bumblebee to safety while Reynolds tasks Spike with taking the Sparkix to a building where it will be taken by military helicopters. Arcee, Ironhide and Ratchet cover Spike as he makes his run to the building, protecting him form Soundwave and Laserbeak before being wounded by Starscream, who chases Spike attempting to claim the Sparkix for his goal to use it and overthrow Megatron. Spike is saved by Jolt, who holds off Starscream only to be killed in the process, leaving Spike to get to the building on his own. Megatron pursuits Spike, but he is able to escape from the Decepticon leader, nearly being killed several times. Optimus finally arrives in the area and confronts Megatron. The two battle one-on-one before Megatron overpowers Prime and continues persuading Spike. As Spike gets to the roof of the building and is about to hand the Sparkix off to one of the helicopters, it is shot down by Starscream. Megatron destroys the portion of the roof the Spike is standing on when he refuses to hand over the Sparkix; however Optimus catches Spike and he and Megatron resume their duel with Megatron once again gaining the upper hand over Optimus. Meanwhile, Carly and Chip drives the tow truck in reverse to allow Bumblebee to fire on a recovered Barricade, who appears to still be alive and has Reynolds and his men pinned down. Bumblebee kills Barricade and a full air strike is called on Soundwave and Megatron. As Soundwave attempts to capture Spike, he is pinned down by Reynolds and the Air Force before he could kill Spike and flees with Laserbeak. Starscream hides among a raptor squadron, destroying three fighters before being chased away. The Air Force and Reynolds's rangers attack Megatron, inflicting serious damage upon him, but he is still functional, and heading toward the Sparkix. Finally, with both Prime and Megatron weakened, Prime beckons Spike to shove the Sparkix into his chest, destroying them both, but Spike instead takes the riskier action of shoving the Sparkix into Megatron's chest, destroying it, and killing Megatron instead. Optimus thanks Spike for his courage and for saving his life, while Bumblebee, who has temporarily regained his voice, asks permission to remain with Spike, which is granted.
In an attempt to cover up the existence of the Transformers, Sector 7 is disbanded, while the remains of the Decepticons are cast into the Laurentian Abyss. And though Megatron is dead, the Sparkix's destruction leaves the Autobots unable to restore Cybertron. With no other home to go to, the Autobots decide to stay on Earth, and Optimus sends out a signal across space in an effort to locate any surviving Autobots, while Spike and Carly begin a relationship. Starscream retreats from Earth in revenge of retuning with more Decepticons and proclaiming himself as now the new leader of the Decepticons
Cast and characters
Joel Courtney as Spike Witwicky: The main leading human character. A young mechanic
Emma Grabinsky as Carly Spencer: Stan Witwicky’s love interest.
Austin Rogers as Chip Chase: Stan's roommate friend and a computer genius.
Lucy Hale as Rebecca Howls: Carly Spencer's childhood friend and Chip Chase's love interest.
Joe Flanigan as Brad Reynolds: US Air Force Captain
Laz Alonso as Ray Marks: US Air Force Sergeant and a member of Brad Reynolds's team and his friend.
Sam Worthington as Lucas Ryker: A member of Reynolds's team.
Natalie Portman as Marissa Faireborn: A skilled talented member of the N.S.E who befriends Spike. She's also Ryker's love interest.
Kevin Phillips as TJ Watters: the youngest member of Reynolds's team and Marks's brother-like friend.
George Lopez as Richard Collins: leader agent of the N.S.E (National Sector Enforcements).
Kevin James and Jennifer Connelly as Ryan and June Witwicky: Spike's parents.
Robert De Niro as Shawn Berger: Secretary of Defense
Sigourney Weaver as Dianna Mearing: National Director Intelligence
Dwayne Johnson as Keith Rogers: LT. Col of a ruthless secret organization who are planning to capture Spike Witwicky in the hopes of using him to capture one of the Autobots and deliver them to Dr. Arkeville who assigned Rogers and his team.
Matthew Fox as Rick Gordon: a selfish embittered national pentagon enforcer who is secretely working for the Decepticons and Dr. Arkeville as well.
Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Arkeville: an evil mad-scientist planning to take over the world and helps the Decepticons battle the Autobots making a deal with Megatron.
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