Opening Today: “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen” (6/24/2009)

The Transformers will roll again in their battle to protect the Earth from the evil Decepticons as the sequel to the first film comes with “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen”. Here is the films official poster.

Poster - Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen - 2009

I’ve copied a brief bit about the plot for you to examine, take a look…

“Thousands of years ago, the 7 Primes traveled the galaxy to create Energon with sun-absorbing machines called Sun Harvesters. The Primes follow a law that no sun can be destroyed if it has life on one of its planets; however, one of the them breaks the law by setting up a Harvester on Earth in 17,000 B.C. after defeating ancient humans. The rest of the Primes Dynasty name him The Fallen, and sacrifice themselves to hide the “Matrix of Leadership”, the key to start the Harvester.

Two years after Megatron’s destruction, the Autobots have joined the U.S. military to create the Nonbiological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty (NEST), an elite, classified military task force working with the Autobots hunting down Decepticon resistance, with Major William Lennox (Josh Duhamel) and his squad as the human part of the NEST. During a mission in Shanghai, Optimus Prime learns of The Fallen’s return, but is unfamiliar with the name. They chase remaining Decepticons through the Shanghai streets, puncturing a bridge. National Security Advisor Theodore Galloway (John Benjamin Hickey) chastises the task force for their destructive tactics and reminds them of the location of Megatron’s corpse in the Laurentian Abyss and the surviving Allspark shard retrieved by Optimus.”

The rest would have spoiled the whole film for you and I don’t want that since I’ve not seen it myself in advance with its opening today. So I’ll venture to guess that Megatron is not down for the count so easily after the first film and will be causing all sorts of problems for our heroes (The Autobots) and humanity at large. Can we surpass the new threats that are laid down by such a being? Let’s see what happens. Are you fans of these robots in disguise? Will you be supporting this summer release?

The Cast:
Shia LaBeouf as Samuel “Sam” James Witwicky
Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes
Josh Duhamel as U.S. Army Major William “Will” Lennox
Tyrese Gibson as U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Robert “Rob” Epps
John Turturro as Seymour Simmons
Ramón Rodríguez as Leonard “Leo” Spitz
Kevin Dunn as Ronald “Ron” Witwicky
Julie White as Judith “Judy” Witwicky
Isabel Lucas as Alice
John Benjamin Hickey as Theodore “Theo” Galloway
Glenn Morshower as U.S. Marine Corps General Morshower
Matthew Marsden as Graham
Rainn Wilson as Professor R. A. Colan
Marc Evan Jackson as Commander, U.S. Central Command

Voice Actors:
Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime
Hugo Weaving as Megatron
Mark Ryan as Jetfire
Reno Wilson as Mudflap
Jess Harnell as Ironhide
Robert Foxworth as Ratchet
Tony Todd as The Fallen
Charlie Adler as Starscream
André Sogliuzzo as Sideswipe
Tom Kenny as Wheelie/Skids
Grey DeLisle as Arcee
Frank Welker as Soundwave/Devastator/Reedman
Calvin Wimmer as Demolishor (credited as “Wheelbot”)
John DiCrosta as Scalpel
Michael York as Prime #1
Kevin Michael Richardson as Prime #2/Rampage (credited as “Skipjack”)
Robin Atkin Downes as Prime #3

I’ve embedded a bunch of different “Transformers” related links for you to examine on Amazon.com; Everywhere from the previous film to the comics to the animated series to a toy or two. Enjoy. Oh yeah and I must note that I have since edited this section since the original cartoon now has a “complete series boxed set” available so why list a few when only one can be ordered to sate your robot Jones.

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