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Transformers

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor and language.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/2/2007 , 140min.
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Plot & Details

The interstellar battle between the Autobots and Decepticons rains destruction down on planet Earth as director Michael Bay adapts Hasbro and Takara's popular Transformers franchise into a big-budget, live-action summer tentpole extravaganza in this ambitious sci-fi action feature starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Bernie Mac, John Turturro, Jon Voight, and, of course, Optimus Prime and Megatron. Long ago, on the planet of Cybertron, a massive, powerful alien race divided into two factions, the noble Autobots, and the devious Decepticons. They fought for the sole access to a talisman known as the Allspark, a cube with the capacity to grant infinite power, and eventually the Autobots smuggled it off the planet's surface, hiding it in an unknown location on Earth. Now, hundreds of years later, the Deceptacons have come looking for it, and if the Autobots don't find it first, the Earth will be enslaved or destroyed by the evil aliens' use of its massive power. The Autobots don't know where the cube was hidden, but the information may be stored in the most unlikely of sources, as a gangly young Earthling named Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) who's just picked up his first car, has a strange connection to the Allspark's history, making him the unlikely ally of these enormous creatures, as they fight for humankind's survival and the chance to return home.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Scott Farrar Nominated
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Greg P. Russell Nominated
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Kevin O'Connell Nominated
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects John Frazier Nominated
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Peter Devlin Nominated
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Russell Earl Nominated
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Scott Benza Nominated
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Mike Hopkins Nominated
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Ethan Van der Ryn Nominated

Las Vegas Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Las Vegas Film Critics Association Best Visual Effects Won

Los Angeles Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Los Angeles Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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